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Criminal Charges 8-11-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mark Rusell Henderson, 43, of 7912 Mariners Pointe Circle in Denver was charged August 6 with one count each larceny, possession of stolen goods and driving while license revoked. A $5000 secured bond was set. Adrian Thomas Smith, 30, of 4456…

Write-in candidate certified for sheriff race

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This fall, Lincoln County residents will choose between two contenders running for the office of Lincoln County sheriff. According to Board of Elections Director Bradley Putnam, Anthony Huss will run against incumbent sheriff David Carpenter as a write-in candidate for the position this election. “I will…

Around Town 8-11-14

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TODAY GED Testing Class Gaston College is offering a free class to apply for a scholarship to pay for GED testing. Class runs from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, August 14 in room 118 on the first floor. Bring a valid DL, ID and SS card.…

Obituaries 8-11-14

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William J. Keener William J. Keener, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was born in Murray County, Georgia, son of the late Osvil and Ermine Chapman Keener. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Stanley Keener. Mr. Keener was a WWII Veteran who served on…

One step closer

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Preseason scrimmages start today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The regular season is almost here. After eight official days of practice, high school football teams can hold their first scrimmage beginning today. North Lincoln and West Lincoln have scheduled their first of two scrimmages today, while Lincolnton holds its first…

Teacher pay increase in state budget, puppy mill bill stalls

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After many weeks of debate, North Carolina is moving forward with a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Governor Pat McCrory signed the state government budget bill on Thursday, a bill which gives teachers and state employees significant pay raises for the first time in several…

Last days at the Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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Teen rider, rescue horse make a run at international event

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Taylor Long’s love of barrel racing began with a can-do attitude, affection for horses and a need for speed. The 16-year-old recently displayed her passion for the sport at the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships. The invitation-only event was held in Perry, Georgia from…

Punt, Pass & Kick winners

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Deputies: Man fled on stolen motorcycle

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ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer
 A Cherryville man was placed under arrest early Thursday morning after attempting elude a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on a stolen motorcycle.
Coley Phillip Craft, 43, of 207 Bell Street in Cherryville, was charged with one felony count each of operating a motor vehicle while attempting to elude…