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Hmong families, once fleeing violence in Laos, now living the American Dream

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Community thrives through agricultural businesses JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff While the U.S. war against communism raged in Vietnam, a then-unknown aspect of that conflict, now referred to as the Secret War, was playing out in Laos, a small landlocked country situated between Vietnam, China and Thailand. Unacknowledged by the U.S.…

Commissioners update UDO for solar farms

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After a lengthy, heated discussion, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at a meeting on Monday to approve an amendment regarding solar farms in the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). County Commissioners Cecelia Martin and Carroll Mitchem voted against the amendment. According to Zoning Administrator…

Around Town — 9-26-14

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TODAY Free Concert and BBQ Musician Jimmy Wayne will give a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College. Barbecue to begin at 5:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Myers Center. Attendance is limited to 500 and the…

Hutchins, Hernandez Wedding

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Laura Ann Hutchins and Rodolfo Hernandez Jr. were united in marriage September 6, 2014 on the beach of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Marty Shriah with Hitched at the Beach officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. Laura is the daughter of Clyde and Kim Arrowood of Lincolnton. She is a West Lincoln High…

Business Spotlight: Sassy Pants Consignment and Gifts

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Gaston County native Beth Richard, bargain shopping has become an art form. “My mom had four children, so we always tried to shop the sales racks, and you tried to be economical and save as much money (as possible),” she said. “So, I grew up…

GOP to host ‘Meet the Candidates’ event in Denver

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Republican Party will host its first “Meet the Candidates” event of the 2014 election season on Saturday. The meet-and-greet will be headlined by state Rep. Jason Saine, Sheriff David Carpenter and District Attorney candidate Mike Miller, as well as several other local Republican candidates. Free hot…

Obituaries 9-26-14

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Johnie Thomas Workman VALE — Johnie Thomas Workman, age 89, of 1673 Cat Square Road in Vale, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Nelda Greene officiating. Burial will follow…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Analisha Siquella Cadlwell, 28, of 3348 Saint James Church Road in Denver was charged September 23 with one count failure to comply. A $315 cash bond was set. Jasmine Becerra, 22, of 8285 Striper Cove Lane in Denver was charged September…

OUR VIEW — Finish the fight

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The new United States war in Iraq and Syria cannot be won by airstrikes alone. American and Arab forces have engaged in a series of bombing runs against positions held by Islamic State and Nusra Front militants this week, but those efforts will do little more than temporarily disrupt the…

Make soup, watch birds and read a book

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It’s officially Autumn. The acorns are falling, the weather is cooler and it’s time to bring out the big soup pot. Make enough to share and still have leftovers. It’s good warmed over as long as it lasts. It’s also time to hunt up a sweater…