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Woman charged for meth

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office said a deputy stopped a vehicle carrying methamphetamine Thursday morning along U.S. 321. Officers charged the driver, Paula Shrewsbury Rudisill, 42, of 4197 Kent Street in Maiden, with multiple drug charges. According to a report, Deputy J. Robbins stopped her vehicle around 2:15…

NC Senate gets an ‘F’ from local teachers

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor A group of teachers at Lincolnton High School have given a failing grade to the North Carolina Senate for its budget proposal. The teachers gathered for a photograph while holding pieces of paper with a large “F” printed on them on Wednesday as part of the…

Lincolnton Comes Alive

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Turner named ‘First-Responder of the Year’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services recently named local volunteer firefighter Mark Turner the county’s 2013 First-Responder of the Year. The annual award, which wasn’t handed out last year due to the lack of an EMS luncheon, honors one local first responder, both nominated and voted on…

Around Town — 5-31-13

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TODAY NAACP raffle Purchase raffle tickets now to win an autographed helmet from Carolina Panther’s player Luke Kuechly. The raffle is sponsored by the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Cost is $5 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Ebony & White’s Funeral Home, both…

Pinning ceremony honors Gaston College Medical Assisting graduates

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Twenty-two Medical Assisting graduates at Gaston College were honored in a pinning ceremony on May 10. A reception was held after the ceremony in the Myers Center Cafeteria. These students received their degrees on May 14 at the Graduation Commencement Ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte. The annual ceremony signifies…

Tag today as one of the good old days

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s no better way to start the day than having coffee on the sunporch while gently rocking back and forth watching the colorful birds begin their early morning search for worms. This reminds me of the old saying that the early bird gets the worm. I…

Reader’s Forum — 5-31-13

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House bill would harm camp meeting Last week “Crossover Day” passed in the North Carolina Legislature. It is a deadline set by the General Assembly to ensure non-budget bills clear their originating chamber with enough time to be heard by the other chamber prior to adjournment. House Bill 288 filed…

Criminal Charges — 5-31-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  David Edward Fry, 45, of 2217 Charlotte Dr. in Charlotte was charged May 26 with one count each of speeding and DWI. An $800 bond was set. Elizabeth Ann Hoffman, 31, of 7320 Merrily Ln. in Charlotte was charged May 26…

Lincoln County Farmer’s Market opens new location

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Beginning next week, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will expand to include another location, offering products from local farmers and artists in Lincoln and surrounding counties. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the market will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. at the…