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Drug suspects still at-large in ‘Operation Top 40’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for nearly 20 suspects still at-large in the agency’s sixth drug operation since 2011. “Operation Top 40” commenced Wednesday after a 6 a.m. briefing, headed by Narcotics Lieutenant Jason Reid. He and fellow drug officers carried out a six-month-long…

New kid on the block, sort of

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Eaddy looking forward to serving as elected official ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It has been almost three weeks since Lincolnton voters elected Martin Eaddy to serve on the City Council. New to the realm of politics, he knows his term will be challenging, and mistakes may be made. But he…

Local students named to All-American Marching Band

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County students were among only eight high schoolers across the state picked to play in this year’s United States Army All-American Marching Band. Students throughout the country will unite Jan. 4 on the Alamodome field in San Antonio, Texas, to play…

Love of aviation leads to man’s eclectic collection

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Minnesota native Daniel Neuman is an enthusiast for anything related to his passion for aviation. His hangar at Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport is proof of that, with aviation magazines dating back to the 1940s, propellers from airplanes of decades past, and even the engine from the…

Criminal Charges — 11-22-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wayne Erick Cummines, 33, of 3746 Innes Ln. in Maiden was charged Nov. 18 with one count each of larceny by anti-inventory device, hit-and-run property damage, driving while license revoked, larceny and two counts of probation violation. A $3,000 bond was…

Our View: Making animal shelter ‘no-kill’ the right move

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The Board of Commissioners did the right thing when they voted to adopt a “no-kill” philosophy at the Lincoln County animal shelter. The five-member Republican board unanimously voted to support an attitude that’s in line with what most people believe — that adoptable animals in shelters should be given to…

Reader’s Forum — 11-22-13

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Thanks to Democrats The Democratic candidates for the Lincolnton City Council are to be commended for the way in which they conducted their campaign. They ran on their record and what a stellar record they both have in solid commitment and service to others. Thank you, Dr. Martin Eaddy and…

Thanksgiving dinner brings them home

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving. A turkey in the freezer is waiting to be thawed, roasted and ready for its place on my kitchen table. I’ve alerted the family and friends that we will eat at noon and there will be food and leftovers for all…

Service News — 11-22-13

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Air Force Airman Chelsea A. Braswell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who…

Around Town — 11-22-13

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FRIDAY Stew fundraiser Eastwind United Pentecostal Church, 3617 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host its 1st Annual Brunswick Stew fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 per quart. To place an order, call (704) 740-7435. Art event The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton will host the…