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Obituaries — 5-21-14

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  Frances Pittman Christopher DALLAS — Frances Pittman Christopher, age 80, of 1455 Alexis-High Shoals Road in Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Laughter officiating. Inurnment…

Sense of duty leads to local, state honors for EMT

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Paul DuPree will never forget the bittersweet moment he and fellow first-responders recovered the body of a young college student who had drowned in a lake in Chapel Hill. Working with Haywood County Emergency Medical Services at the time, he had encountered similar…

Candidate stumps in Lincolnton

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    Asheville challenger hopes to unseat Republican incumbent in November ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Congressional candidate Tate MacQueen shared his vision for a united North Carolina with Lincoln County residents Tuesday night at the county’s Democratic Headquarters in Lincolnton. For the past 20 years, MacQueen has served as…

Trio charged for local thefts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press…

County gets first look at budget

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   County Manager Tracy Jackson shared the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with county commissioners at their meeting Monday night. Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its first budget workshop on Friday at noon at the Citizens Center. According to Jackson, this…

Ugandan youth choir shares song, culture with students

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 20 children from Uganda’s Royal School & Orphanage spent time with students at Love Memorial Elementary School this week. The African children, who ranged in age from 9 to 16, are part of the school’s prestigious choir, Ugandan Thunder, which travels…

Editor’s Note — Leave the web alone

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The beauty of the Internet is its freedom. That’s what makes it work, that’s why most of us love it. That freedom has two sides to it — the Internet is a beautiful place of knowledge and exchange of thoughts and ideas, but it is also a very dark place…

Reader’s Forum — 5-21-14

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  Sen. Curtis the one who should be embarrassed I’m sure by now most people are aware of Sen. David Curtis’s reply to the lady who felt embarrassed to say she was a teacher.  What anyone has failed mention, however, is that Sen. Curtis should have been the one who…

Around Town – 5-21-14

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  TODAY   Human Resources Association The Lincolnton Area Human Resources Association (LAHRA) will meet 11:45 a.m. at Homestead Grill & Taphouse. Scott Brooks with Harvard Risk Management Corp. will discuss identity theft. For more information, contact Sara Williams at (828) 712-3593 or sara.williams@nccommerce.com. Camp registration Registration is now available…

Criminal Charges 5-21-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Jennifer Lynn Valentine, 48, of 10233 Fairway Ridge Ct. in Charlotte was charged May 19 with one count each of first-degree trespassing and larceny. An unknown secured bond was set. Daniel Alan Healy, 49, of 17721 Sedona Way in…