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It’s Halloween and many turkeys around

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist What will we talk about after Election Day? Will we still be discussing the enormous amount of money that was spent to elect a U.S. Senator? Or will we be wondering what the one elected will accomplish? I missed the chance to add $5 to the…

Business Spotlight: The Salty Petal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Co-owners Tosha Smith and Janice Rollins have joined forces to revitalize and relocate The Salty Petal, the newest addition to Lincolnton’s Main Street storefronts. A full-service floral and gift shop, The Salty Petal offers a diverse inventory of fresh flowers and plants in both contemporary, traditional…

Criminal Charges — 10-31-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Kailtin Christina Mayes, 25, of 2003 Arney Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 23 with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. A $2,500 unsecured bond was set. Vincent Scott Liberatore, 23, of 907 Gaston Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct.…

Around Town — 10-31-14

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TODAY Fall Festival Antioch Baptist Church at 3413 Highway 150 in Lincolnton will have a fall festival from 6-8 p.m. with games, food and inflatables. Fall Family Fun Night Laboratory United Methodist Church at 2896 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton will host family fun night from 6-7:30 p.m. Free hot dog…

Lincolnton city manager elected to board of statewide municipal group

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Staff report The North Carolina League of Municipalities has elected Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory to serve on its board of directors. A membership association, the league represents more than 540 North Carolina cities. According to a press release, the league’s board of directors consists of North Carolina municipal officials…

Obituaries — 10-31-14

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Dale Eugene Mackie Dale Eugene Mackie, 68, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Born July 14, 1946 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Paul Eugene and Virginia Ruth Matheson Mackie. Dale was a veteran of the…

Woman to host masquerade ball to benefit National Kidney Foundation

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A local woman is throwing a masquerade ball to give back to the National Kidney Foundation, for helping to save her life twice. Rachel Coleman, 25 years old and a graduate of West Lincoln High School, received her first kidney transplant when she was just 5…

Iron Station man sentenced to 4 years for Ponzi scheme

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Staff report A former Iron Station school teacher was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing more than $1 million from investors. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, David Wright, 54,…

Man charged for sex assault of teen

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies placed a Stanley man under arrest in connection with an alleged statutory rape that occurred on Friday. Joshua Keary Robinson, 18, of 1723 Forest Ridge Drive in Stanley, was charged with felony statutory rape/sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old by a…

Saine, McHenry endorsed by NC State Troopers Association

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Staff report The North Carolina State Troopers Association has endorsed state Rep. Jason Saine (R) and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) in its 2014 Voters Guide. “Over the past few weeks, the Troopers Association has received hundreds of emails, texts and phone calls in reference to the upcoming election,” an…