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Criminal Charges — 9-12-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Melissa Leigh Siebert, 33, of 1076 Old Charlotte Road in Concord was charged September 9 with one misdemeanor count failure to appear. A $1500 secured bond was set. Michael Edward Lewaltney Jr, 37, of 4801 Highway 73 in Iron Station was charged…

MCHUGH: Boys and girls learn differently

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest columnist I am the father of two girls and one boy. My two daughters did well in school and seemed to enjoy it, for the most part. My son does not feel the same way about school. All three of them scored about the same on IQ…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 9-12-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Around Town — 9-12-14

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TODAY Graduation Gaston College will host a commencement ceremony for their Adult High School and General Education classes at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium. SATURDAY Concert The Bud Long Oak Band will perform at 7 p.m. and 2910 Killian Road in Lincolnton. No children…

Obituaries — 9-12-14

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Essie Bess Wright Essie Bess Wright, 104, of 1232 Wright Road, Vale, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her home. Born in May 24, 1910 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Augustus Bess and Mary Francis Sain Bess. Essie was a homemaker and a…

N.C. Pre-K program helps kids get a head start

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Tiffany and Tim Taylor have nothing but good things to say about the N.C. Pre-K program in Lincoln County. Their twins, Hope and Bryan, went through the program and the results are evident, they said. “They are both really advanced in reading and writing,” Tim Taylor…

Extension accepting recipes for apple contest

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Staff report The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is taking recipes for its annual Apple Dish Contest. A longtime staple at the Apple Festival, contestants can win cash prizes in multiple categories. Sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, judges at the Apple Dish Contest will award first, second and third place…

Our View — Freedom from fear

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Thirteen years ago, Islamist terrorists perpetrated the most heinous single act of mass murder of the 21st century. The price of the American blood that was shed on Sept. 11, 2001 can never be repaid. But the rallying cry in the months afterward, the solidarity Americans showed with one another,…

Doctor hopes to reach more patients with cancer screenings

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More than 25 West Lincoln women received breast cancer screenings Monday afternoon through a joint partnership between Charlotte Radiology and West Lincoln Family Medicine. The primary care facility, located at 4429 North Carolina Highway 27 in Vale, worked with Charlotte Radiology to bring its pink mammogram…

Big roles thrill dancers in ‘The Nutcracker’

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Ashton Johnston has been a snow flake, a snow queen, a flower, a soldier doll, a flute and basically every role on the stage when it comes to ‘The Nutcracker,’ with one exception. This season, she will step onto the stage in the iconic role of…