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N.C. Sherriff’s Association seeks honorary members

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials are encouraging area residents to join the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association as Honorary Members and support safer community efforts. “(Membership) shows support from our citizens that they believe in our office and the hard work we are doing here in Lincoln County,”…

Health Matters: Colorectal cancer: Do you know the facts?

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DR. ALLISON PRINZ Guest columnist March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and with good reason: colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second most deadly type of cancer in the U.S., claiming the lives of more than 50,000 Americans a year. The good news? More than…

Visit to the graveside

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Criminal Charges — 3-18-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Clayton Culpepper, 17, of 6310 Burnhurst Ln. in Denver was charged March 14 with one count of failure to comply. A $200 cash bond was set. Robert Brandon Simons, 27, of 2950 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton was charged March 14…

Around Town — 3-18-13

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MONDAY Polio-support group The Post-Polio Support group will meet 6 p.m. at the Mayflower Restaurant in Shelby. For more information, call Janet Walker at (704) 692-6249. TUESDAY Clothes Closet North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host The Clothes Closet with gently-worn men’s, women’s and children’s items…

Obituaries 3-18-13

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  Kim Watson Kimberly ‘Kim’ Medford Watson, 34, died March 14, 2013. A celebration of Kim’s life was held at Worship Point Baptist Church on March 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery. Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir served the Watson family.…

Sheriff’s Office: Denver man raped family member

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     An eastern Lincoln County man raped a female family member for many of her childhood years, the Sheriff’s Office said. Jeffrey Marshall Sempler, 58, of 4848 Maralane Trail in Denver, had sexual relations with the victim from the time she was…

Rebels roll over Knights

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W. Lincoln scores 12 runs in the second for five-inning win MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels varsity baseball team exploded for 12 second-inning runs on their way to a 13-1 win over the North Lincoln Knights in five innings in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play…

WL softball drops North 8-3

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Staff report Karsen Leonhardt and Madison Ferguson both hit home runs as the West Lincoln Rebels varsity softball team took an 8-3 win over North Lincoln in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play on Friday. Leonhardt hit a three-run homer in the fourth, followed by a two-run home run by Ferguson.…

Mustangs top Rams

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team moved to 3-0 in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play with a 12-4 win over the Highland Tech Rams on Friday. The Mustangs (6-2, 3-0) broke a 3-0 Highland Tech advantage with a five-run third inning. East Lincoln scored five runs in…