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Out with the old

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Obituaries — 3-24-14

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Adrian Brewer Adrian Franklin Brewer age 85, of 780 Clarks Creek Road died Saturday, March 22, 2014. His memorial service will be conducted 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will…

Many different benefits to raising backyard chickens

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  LARA WORDEN Guest Columnist   Chickens can be a colorful, beautiful, entertaining addition to your garden or backyard, and a few hens can supply all the eggs your family needs, along with litter – manure mixed with bedding – that can be used as a source of fertilizer for…

Around Town — 3-24-14

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MONDAY Diabetes discussion  CMC-Lincoln will host the free discussion “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Diabetes” 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Dr. Wissom Nadra will speak; refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006(980) 212-6006. Relay…

Arts Council seeking entries for literary competition

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER   Staff Writer   The Arts Council of Lincoln County is asking current and former county residents to participate in its 31st Annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. According to the arts council’s press release, the trustees of Mrs. Flo Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize her lifelong…

S. Ray Lowder recognized by NCDPI

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   S. Ray Lowder Elementary received an Exemplar School status at the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s annual Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Initiative Workshop and Recognition earlier this month. According to the school’s press release, the initiative focuses…

Student films detail dangers of prescription drug abuse

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Because the North Carolina Department of Justice noted prescription pills kill more people annually than any other illegal substance, and is specifically a problem among North Carolina teens, the agency is raising awareness about the drug epidemic by hosting a student video contest for…

Two turntables and a microphone

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Editor’s Note — Leave it to the experts

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You may haven noticed that Lincolnton has been in the news lately. The story about the charges against Michael Anthony Brown, a Concord man accused of posing as a podiatry student and then tricking a local woman into allowing him to suck her toes while ostensibly giving her a shoe…

Man accused of assault after sucking woman’s toes

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on March 17 has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said last Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the…