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Around Town — 1-2-13

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THURSDAY Cooking class CMC-Lincoln will host a cooking class and recipe swap 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of their “Thursday’s Treats” session. For more information, call (980) 212-6006. FRIDAY Senior Games Gaston County Parks and Recreation will kick off the Gaston County…

Criminal charges — 1-2-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dwayne Marcus Lail Sr., 50, of 1146 Park Cir. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 28 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. David Gene Rowe Blake, 36, of 2027 Gladwood Ln. in Iron Station was…

Advisory lifted following sewage spill

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The safety advisory notice put in place last week following a roughly 5,000-gallon sewage spill near Lake Norman in the eastern portion of the county has been lifted. Lincoln County Public Works announced the cancellation shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, noting that the county’s Health Department…

Cliff avoided: Congress acts to stave off tax hikes

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Rep. McHenry among 167 dissenters in U.S. House   Staff and wire reports   WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination…

Shots fired in two incidents

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged two people in the last week in unrelated instances of domestic dispute involving gunshots fired, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Monday to home on Sawdust Trail in Denver and arrested Gary Wayne Erricson, 46, for…

Blaze remains under investigation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze that gutted an abandoned home Monday morning on the county’s eastern end, firefighters said. Crews from East Lincoln, Denver and Huntersville Fire Departments responded to the home just after 7 a.m. and said they spotted…

New Year shooters

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Wolves take tourney title

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Lincolnton’s Alonzo Mobley named tournament MVP Staff report The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team scored 24 fourth-quarter points to pull ahead for a 60-52 win over the Bandys Trojans in the championship game of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash on Friday. Alonzo Mobley scored 14 points, including the go-ahead…

Swim Advisory Lifted Following Wastewater Spill

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The swim-advisory notice put in place last week following a roughly 5,000-gallon sewage spill near Lake Norman in the eastern portion of the county has been lifted. Lincoln County Public Works announced the cancellation shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, noting that the county’s Health Department…

Mustangs finish fifth at Winter Jam

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys varsity basketball team may have only fared a fifth-place finish in their annual Winter Jam Tournament this year, but not before crushing their Cabarrus County opponent, the J.M. Robinson Bulldogs, 86-68 Saturday afternoon at home. The Lincoln County team…