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There’s still egg bashing at Sugar Hill

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The Easter holiday lasted all week with folks celebrating in many ways. Good Friday was observed at somber sunrise and church services, processions led by cross-bearers, pageants depicting the Last Supper and Sunday morning cantatas’ telling about Jesus’ resurrection in song. Didn’t hear anything about Easter…

Governor talks economy during Lincolnton visit

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    McCrory cites city business as example of recession recovery ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Governor Pat McCrory sat down with several Lincolnton business leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss North Carolina’s economic progress over the past year. The Economic Roundtable was held at the offices of the Lincoln Economic Development…

LHS ranked 35th best high school in state

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton High School has once again been ranked as one of the “Best High Schools in North Carolina,” according to this year’s U.S. News and World Report. The high school is ranked as the 35th best high school across the state. “We are very…

Sheriff: Argument leads to brother killing brother

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  Staff report   A Lincoln County man was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday after deputies said he killed his brother after an argument. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road in Lincolnton, is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $750,000 secured…

Coalition Against Child Abuse honors local supporters

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized a number of city and county workers, government entities and one church for working alongside the nonprofit last year. Joyce Dorsey, an employee with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Lincoln County office, and recipient of the…

Deputies investigating more vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Since last month, nearly 100 vehicles in Lincoln County have been targeted by thieves, investigators said, including more than 30 this week. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are once again at work looking into cases of vehicle break-ins involving unlocked vehicles.…

Builder set to open city showroom

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      ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Ingle Builders will host their grand opening today to celebrate the opening of their downtown Lincolnton design center and showroom. President and founder Mark Ingle began the business back in 1986. “My interest in carpentry and construction started back when I was at…

Man charged with killing brother appears in court

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  Anders   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Lincolnton man accused of shooting and killing his younger brother this month appeared before a Lincoln County district court judge on Friday morning. Jeffery Dwayne Anders, 44, of 3381 Windy Hill Road, stood shackled in his orange jail suit as…

Helton ~ Bowers Engagement

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    Hope and Jonathan   Boyd and Lora Helton of Denver announce the engagement of their daughter Hope Elaine Helton of Denver to Jonathan Wayne Bowers of Sherrills Ford. Jonathan is the son of Timmy and Tammy Small of China Grove. They have been faithful members of Victory Baptist…

Man whose daughter, nephew died in building accident arrested for drugs

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  Arwood   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley man, who had manslaughter charges dropped against him last year in the death of his daughter and nephew, was arrested on drug charges on Wednesday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said deputies approached Jordan Keeley Arwood’s vehicle around 2:30 a.m.…