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Criminal Charges — 2-23-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Christa Ann McClung, 40, of 1537 South Industrial Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 19 with one count of probation violation. Christopher Joe Camp, 29, of 119 Country Side Rd. in Kings Mountain was charged Feb. 19 with two counts of…

Woman murdered in Denver

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Staff report The body of a 77-year-old Denver woman who was stabbed to death was discovered by her son-in-law on Sunday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the woman at a residence in the 400 block of Beth Haven Church Road after being dispatched there around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday,…

Pitcher Perfect: Instructor teaches more than the mound

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As a lifetime baseball enthusiast, Brad Frazier has found a niche that he wasn’t necessarily searching for. Frazier, 60, retired from a career in sales and moved from Cornelius to a spacious plot of real estate in Iron Station, off of Highway 73. With a regulation…

Men arrested on pot charges

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Staff report Anonymous tips led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Lincolnton on Thursday. Jamie Thorne Fox, 25, of 2631 Keener Road in Lincolnton, and Jonathan Kyle Hunt, 27, of 108 Luna Lane in Dallas, are accused of possessing 1.5 ounces of marijuana. Investigators went to…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Beth Hunter Marulanda

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After 40 years spent as an employee of the federal government’s Social Security division, Beth Hunter Marulanda, who is bilingual in Spanish and utilized those skills in her profession, has found herself dedicating more time to her passion for spinning pottery in her home. “I find…

Editor’s Note ~ The rules of the game

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The journalism world isn’t very forgiving of liars and thieves. There are two things all of us learn in Journalism 101: tell the truth, even if that truth hurts, and don’t take the work of others and call if your own. If a journalist can abide…

STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Quest for two

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WL’s George ready to win another state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Charles Mack George is already the most decorated athlete to walk the halls at West Lincoln, and he isn’t finished. The senior begins his quest towards a repeat state championship this afternoon when the NCHSAA individual 2A…

HIGH SCHOOLS — Hoops tourneys canceled due to weather, closings

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NCHSAA delays start of wrestling championships a day RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor No school means no athletics, including conference basketball tournaments. The Southern Piedmont 1A, Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and the North Piedmont 3A/4A conferences announced on Wednesday they were canceling their basketball tournaments. The decisions were made based…

Business Spotlight: Hoke Signs

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer Walking through the Hoke Signs and Graphic Design building on East Sumner Street is to be made aware of all the living, loving and fun that happens in Lincolnton. Part museum, part workspace, reclaimed signage from old institutions and established nonprofits live alongside prototypes and works-in-progress…

Obituaries ~ 2-20-15

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Betty Little Howard Mrs. Betty Little Howard, 86, of Denver died February 18, 2015 at her residence. Born November 28, 1928 in Lincoln County she was a daughter of the late Durant Hartsell Little and Florence Howard Little. She was a lifelong member of Fairfield United Methodist Church where she…