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Filing closes for Lincolnton elections

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The slate of candidates for the Nov. 5 Lincolnton municipal election should be set, with the two-week filing period having closed Friday at noon. No new candidates threw their names in any of the three races up for contention last week. Likewise, with no…

Program checks in on seniors

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “They treat you like a human — not like anything’s wrong,”65-year-old Trudy Perkins said. Perkins is one of 15 Lincolnton residents who are part of the police department’s “R U OK” Program, designed to check on area senior citizens and other individuals who either…

Arson suspected in city fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Police are investigating a case of arson following an outbuilding blaze Wednesday night behind a city residence. The incident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. at 2025 Bost Street in Lincolnton, according to the Lincolnton Fire Department, which served as the scene’s primary responder. The…

Public meeting seeks comments on plans for Denver intersection

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   County officials are looking to map out the future growth for the interchange of N.C. 16 and N.C. 150, and they want to hear from the public throughout the planning process. Led by the Lincoln County Planning Board, the initiative will specifically seek…

Board of Elections members sworn in

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   New members to the Lincoln County Board of Elections were sworn in last week. Appointed by the State Board of Elections at the end of June, the new board will be made up of Republicans Wayne Mitchem and Charles Newman and Democrat Marsha Jordan.…

Troopers, Catawba deputies empty-handed after odd traffic stop

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Obituaries 7-22-13

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  Arthur Waldemar Caccia July 25, 1924 – July 12, 2013 Arthur Waldemar Caccia, 88, peacefully went to heaven on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the NC Veterans Home in Salisbury. He was born on July 25, 1924 in Orange, N.J. to Ervin L. Waldemar and Louise Geserich Caccia. Mr.…

Blaze claims barn in Denver

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Deputies: Man punched sergeant in the face

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man is accused of punching a deputy in the face Saturday, sending the officer to the hospital. Grady Adam Allen, 30, of 1391 Goldrock Trail, has since been evaluated at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. However, the facility found no reason to commit…

Schedule — 7/22/13

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American Legion Area IV playoffs First Round Best-of-5 Cherryville 3, Huntersville 0 Lincoln Co. 3, Henderson Co. 2 Gaston Braves 3, Rutherford 0 Hickory 3, Kings Mountain 0 Asheville 3, Union Co. 1 Shelby 3, Haywood Co. 0 Mint Hill 3, Burke Co. 0 Caldwell 2, Gastonia 1 (rain-shortened) Second…