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Schedules — 11/16/12

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Girls basketball North Lincoln is hosting a 12-team girls basketball jamboree on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lincolnton and West Lincoln are attending.…

School board censures Houser

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  Board member didn’t show to defend himself against accusations AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education acted unanimously Wednesday to censure outgoing board member Tommy Houser over his activities during his recent failed bid for re-election. Prior to their vote, the board received sharply…

Deputies: Suspects had 2 kilos of cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two out-of-county men are being held under a $1 million bond apiece after deputies said they located two kilos of cocaine inside their vehicle Thursday morning during a traffic stop on U.S. 321. After seizing what Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators have deemed the…

Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

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    Man, Woman, Small Business and Industry of the Year named SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local community leaders and industries alike were recognized Thursday night during the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with a…

New leader for LEDA announced

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Cliff Brumfield of Brookhaven, Miss., has been hired to head up Lincoln County’s economic development efforts. The Lincoln Economic Development Association announced late Thursday afternoon that Brumfield will be its new executive director starting in January. The move comes after previous director Barry Matherly…

VH1 show set to shoot scene in Lincolnton

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Camera crews, microphones and other cast and crew members involved with cable TV network VH1’s “Black Ink” reality show, will be making a stop at a Lincolnton restaurant to film a scene for the show, set to premiere next year. An area native will…

Criminal Charges 11-16-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Bradley Robert Clark, 23, of 421 Tripple H Ln. in Maiden was charged Nov. 9 with one count of failure to appear. No bond was set. Amanda Marie Shearer, 25, of 1468 Westdale Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Nov.…

Deputies seek help solving break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect whom a residential surveillance camera recorded breaking into a vehicle late last month. Since the incident occurred on Oct. 21 at a home on the 1700 block of Old Mill Road on the northeastern…

Time change makes little difference now

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The fall time change really disturbs some of my friends. Several have asked if I am bothered by the change. Why would I be bothered? What I’m doing can be done either at 11 o’clock or noon or sooner or later. That involves what’s for lunch,…

Obituaries 11-16-12

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Alex Demiter Alex Franics Demiter, 88, of Conover died November 15, 2012. No services will be held at this time. Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Demiter family.   Margaret Perry Campbell Abernathy Margaret Perry Campbell Abernathy of Maiden died November 8, 2012. A Celebration of Life Service will be…