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Deputies make meth arrest

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Staff report Complaints from neighbors to law enforcement led to the arrest of a Lincolnton woman on methamphetamine charges on Monday. Mickie Michell Helms, 42, of Ivey Church Road in Maiden, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Obituaries — 2-4-15

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Dr. Alton Alfred Reeder HIGH POINT — Dr. Alton Alfred Reeder entered into the presence of God on Sunday, February 1, 2015 with his family around him. Al Reeder was born August 19, 1934 in Moore County, the son of the late Alfred Isley Reeder and the late Ada Owen…

City Council to consider contract for fireworks display

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A contract with East Coast Pyrotechnics to the tune of $10,000 for the city’s annual fireworks celebration on Independence Day will be discussed at a Lincolnton City Council meeting on Thursday. The monthly meeting will also feature a presentation from Piedmont Companies’ Willie Heafner in relation…

Criminal Charges — 2-4-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Amy Larissa Neal, 22, of 722 Forestbrook Dr. in Gastonia was charged Jan. 30 with one count each of left of center and no operator license. A $500 secured bond was set. Terry Joe Neal, 39, of 315 N. High St.…

Our View — Ending legislator redistricting

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Take a look at North Carolina’s 10th congressional district on a map. It seems reasonable, fairly linear, right up until you get to the northwest corner. Then things change. An offshoot, almost the shape of a piece of broccoli, juts out of Rutherford County and puts Asheville firmly in the…

Studio tour highlights 2015 Art Crawl

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer What was originally referred to as “Art Stroll” took on a new name in 2011 when “Art Crawl” was adopted. It has since become the most ambitious event of its kind in Lincoln County. The event is a collaborative effort of the Arts Council of Lincoln…

Reader’s Forum — 2-4-15

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County office move will kill downtown Lincolnton I am taking issue with the decision of the county commissioners to move the county offices out of downtown. They blatantly disregarded the wishes of the citizens — is this what they were elected to do? The Concerned Citizens group presented them 1,000…

Around Town — 2-2-15

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TUESDAY Relay for Life meeting A meeting for East Lincoln Relay for Life will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at Zaxby’s at 7179 Highway 73 in Denver. Lions Club The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza I at…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Challenge met

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Top-ranked Mustangs handle Bears RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — For three minutes Friday it looked as if Bunker Hill might challenge the state’s No. 1 boys basketball team, but the last 29 belonged to East Lincoln. Sage Surratt was a rebound and a pair of assists shy of a triple-double,…

WRESTLING — Rebels win SD-7 tournament

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W.D. FISHER Hickory Daily Record LENOIR — The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference high school wrestling tournament on Saturday turned into a invitational-like event for conference powers West Lincoln and Newton-Conover. In the end, West Lincoln edged the Red Devils — the regular season league champion and twice a…