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Our View — It starts with the people

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The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9 in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has sparked protests and riots and a police response that has a disturbing paramilitary flavor. The death of Brown and the…

Vale couple supports son at Charlotte Pride Parade

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Thousands flocked to uptown Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Charlotte Pride Festival 2014, a two-day festival highlighting the “social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community.” “It’s a wonderful and diverse cross-section of people marching,” Charlotte Pride media…

Around Town

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TUESDAY Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting Vice District Governor II Max Bumgardner, District 31-A Brighter Visions Chairperson will be guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting at 7 p.m. in CMC-Lincoln’s Elm Classroom in Medical Plaza I. Lions and guests planning to eat in CMC-Lincoln’s cafeteria should plan to arrive…

Newton residents convicted of falsifying state documents

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Staff report Five Newton residents in the same family have been convicted for producing and selling false identification documents, following an investigation that began in September of 2012. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau, District 7, based out of Newton, teamed with Homeland Security Investigation,…

Public Education Foundation holds board meeting, celebrates funding goal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Board directors of The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation celebrated achieving their $1.5 million endowment at a meeting on Friday. According to LCPEF vice-president Chris Rhyne, the non-profit corporation received $100,000 and a challenge grant from The Timken Foundation. According to a brochure, the mission of…

Criminal Charges 8-18-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brittany Watts Baldwin, 28, of 3511 Randleman Road in Iron Station was charged August 14 with one count each simple assault, communicating threats and second degree trespass. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Daniel Marcel Poovey, 43, of 306 Bynum Road…

Obituaries 8-18-14

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Julia H. Davis CROUSE — Mrs. Julia H. Davis, 50, of 4096 Crouse Road, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at her residence. Julia was born in Gaston County on March 26, 1964; a daughter of the late Doug Huffstetler and Gerri Cody Adair. She graduated from UNC Chapel…

SC Deputy Cleared of Shooting Lincolnton Man

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STAFF REPORT Prosecutors announced Thursday that the South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year old Lincolnton man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during a traffic stop will not be charged. According to The Charlotte Observer, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division received a letter from Solicitor Kevin…

Teachers protest education policy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local teachers and their supporters joined forces Wednesday at the county’s courthouse as part of a statewide silent protest against facets of North Carolina’s public education policy. According to Lincoln County chapter president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Dana Avery, chapters of the NCAE…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins today

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