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Lincolnton Food and WineFest hits the streets on Saturday

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  PHIL PERRY Senior Writer With weather predicted to be on the sunny side of things, the first annual Lincolnton Food and WineFest is prepared to kick off on Saturday morning with food trucks, wineries, artisan breweries, juried art, folk artists, children’s attractions and a Soil & Water Conservation District…

Criminal Charges — 4-22-16

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Criminal charges for April 22, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Shamaira Benard Smith, 27, of 773 A C Sherril Rd. in Denver was charged Apr. 15 with one count of child support civil order for arrest. A $500 bond was set. Chad Elliott Varner, 41,…

Sheriff’s office asking for public’s help in locating missing woman

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a woman missing since last month. Michelle Lee Alpi, who was last seen by family members on March 28, has a last known address on Timberlake Lane in Lincolnton. According to a sheriff’s…

Editor’s Note — Boycott of NC is counterproductive

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It’s currently in fashion among left-leaning artists, writers and musicians to cancel appearances in North Carolina in protest of HB2. Nothing could be more counter to what the goals of an artist should be. The artist has an obligation to speak out when they see something they believe is wrong.…

Don’t overstate political divide

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Has North Carolina become a state of extremes? Based on recent events, and lots of recent handwringing, you might think so. You might think there was no feasible way for Republicans and Democrats to work together on matters of public concern. But your conclusion would be…

Nuclear deal with Iran is a mistake

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THOM TILLIS Guest Columnist Earlier this month, I traveled to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt as part of a congressional delegation to discuss the deteriorating security situation in the most volatile region on the planet. I met with national leaders and visited one of the dozens of refugee camps…

Good government needs good journalists

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PATRICK GANNON Syndicated Columnist As a former server at an Italian restaurant, I believe everyone should have to wait tables for at least a day in their lives. That way, when they go out for lunch or dinner, they might understand when their server isn’t perfect or their food isn’t…

Around Town — 4-20-16

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Around town April 20, 2016. THURSDAY Seminars The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton will host a seminar presented by Brad Drum, a social worker for Hospice and Palliative Care for the Charlotte region on ‘Seven key steps to get your affairs in order’…

Obituaries — 4-20-16

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Obituaries for April 20, 2016. Joyce Bassett Stacy Joyce Bassett Stacy, 61, of Lincolnton died April 15, 2016 at CMC Charlotte. Born December 4, 1954, she was the daughter of Joan Bassett and the late, Benny Bassett. Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Angle and husband Scottie of Lincolnton, Nancy Guy…

Criminal Charges — 4-20-16

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Criminal charges for April 20, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Anthony James Roy, 19, of 2078 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 14 with one count each of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of…