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Family mourns crash victim

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Family and friends of a 24-year-old man killed in a weekend crash in Lincolnton will gather this evening at Warlick Funeral Home. Matthew Wayne Dill, of 303 Bryant Cooper Lane in Lincolnton, died after his 2005 Dodge Neon crashed around 9:40 p.m. Saturday on Gates Road,…

County adjusts revaluation process

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County residents can expect a change for the 2015 property-revaluation process. Tax Administrator Kep Kepley presented a request before the Board of Commissioners Monday night for funding, in the amount of $76,000 over a two-year period, to allow the Tax Office to visit all properties…

Wolves blank Bandys, share SD-7 lead

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Host league co-leader today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CATAWBA –– Lincolnton’s defense came up big once again. The Wolves held their second straight opponent scoreless, this time league foe Bandys in their 3-0 win Monday on the road. The win, Lincolnton’s third in a row, left it unbeaten in…

Red Devils roll

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N-C hands WL first league loss By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– West Lincoln walked into its league girls tennis match with Newton-Conover Tuesday not knowing what to expect. The Red Devils let them know in a hurry. Newton-Conover’s top four seeds dominated singles play, and its No. 1 doubles…

Deputies: Man with gun entered woman’s bedroom, demanded money, took television

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton woman told deputies she chased a man who allegedly used a gun to threaten her, demand money, and steal her television Tuesday morning from her home in the Pine Village subdivision. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Ahmad Ryhaid Wallace, of 3042 Chestnut Road, in the incident.…

Fair gets over 20 years for murders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than a year after police discovered the beaten bodies of a couple inside their Lincolnton home, the man charged with killing them has pleaded guilty. Judge Forrest Bridges handed down a hefty sentence Friday afternoon to 44-year-old Wilbert Lester Fair inside a Lincoln County Superior…

Haynes Dairy nearing century in business

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer “We’re so fortunate to be a survivor,” Paul Haynes Jr. said of his family business, which is about to reach a major milestone. Haynes Dairy, located in western Lincoln County, will celebrate a century in operation in January and has spanned four generations since it opened…

Arts Council reveals ‘Facing Tradition’ exhibit

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Around Town — 9-16-13

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TODAY Basketball academy First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, 201 Robin Rd., will host a 6-week basketball academy 6:30-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday today through Oct. 24 for grades 4-9. Cost is $230. For more information or to register, call Coach Harley at (574) 855-8025 or visit upwardstars.org. Blood drive Community…

Suspect sought in meth bust

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Narcotics Investigators are looking for a man they said had a meth lab inside his residence north of Lincolnton this month. Deputies said they responded to a home on Fitzgerald Stowe Lane around 6 p.m. Thursday after being tipped off about potential drug possession at the…