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UPCOMING GAMES — 11/26/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 27 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 28 Varsity football NCHSAA third round: Lincolnton at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 30 No games scheduled…

DSS: Crisis funding may not last through winter

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With temperatures plummeting so early into the winter season, officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are concerned that federal funding for low-income residents will not meet the county’s needs. At a recent Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board meeting, DSS director Susan…

Three generations of Burris practice comes to an end

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Dr. Ray Burris has a firm handshake and a warm smile. Burris, 71, doesn’t look a day over 55, but is quick to communicate that he certainly is feeling his age these days. “You know, I really didn’t feel differently from one decade to the next,”…

Deputies: Woman drove through garage where man, children were hiding

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Staff report A Lincoln County woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a garage door where two small children and one man were hiding following a domestic dispute. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Baxter Deaton…

Deputies asking for public’s help to solve theft

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the heist of over $1,000 of appliances at 126 Springs East Road in Lincolnton. The Friday incident included the theft of an electric stove and refrigerator. The appliances had been placed outside, behind a brick wall, while an apartment…

Hotel, large development planned for eastern Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County may soon have its very own hotel. Baylor Properties, Corp., a New York developer, is proposing the construction of a $16 million hotel as part of a planned 31-acre mixed-use community, known as Cottonwood Village, on South Little Egypt Road in Denver. According…

Criminal Charges — 11-26-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Benny Dale Guffey, 35, of 511 Mulberry Street in Cherryville was charged Nov. 24 with one count of driving while impaired. A $500 secured bond was set. Ashley Nicole Vickers, 26, of 204 Blue Ridge Drive in Stanley was charged Nov.…

Our View — Congress should pass immigration action of its own

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President Barack Obama’s recent executive action that decreed that the U.S. would limit the deportation of undocumented immigrants will cause more harm to the issue, overall, than it will help. The new Republican-majority Congress would do well to propose substantive, sweeping legislation of its own to make meaningful inroads toward…

Big cat stalking livestock

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer While large, non-domestic cat sightings are reported across the state, it most often becomes a public concern when there is damage to property, animals or people. A recent scare for one Crouse resident provided a glimpse into the damage that can be done by a wild…

Obituaries — 11-26-14

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Elizabeth (Betty) Ruth Richards Ford Sigmon Mom was very eccentric and eclectic. From being a writer of published poetry and magazine articles to a professional drag racer sponsored by Chrysler and Mopar to a security guard at a nuclear facility to a precision bullet caster for law enforcement to a…