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Community celebrates National Day of Prayer

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Ceremonies held at Sally’s YMCA, courthouse lawn Staff report Dozens of Lincoln County residents assembled at various community locations Thursday to celebrate the 63rd National Day of Prayer. The Lincoln County YMCA sponsored a gathering on the courthouse lawn Thursday morning with roughly 30 attendants, who circled together and spoke…

Maiden teen accused of choking dog

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An area teen is accused of choking a dog during an argument with his mother, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to 3999 Benny Shrum Lane in Maiden on Monday in reference to a domestic disturbance, according to an agency arrest report. Jason Tyler…

Reid: Long-term care planning a must

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MARTY REID Guest Columnist Retirees unanimously confess that their greatest fear is running out of money. In other words, individuals deplete their retirement assets unexpectedly and are unable to sustain their retirement lifestyle. In many cases, unforeseen health care costs are the culprit. For example, research indicates that individuals may…

Editor’s Note: Hit them where it hurts

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The invasion of Ukraine worsens, and the United States does nothing. We’ve levied a few sanctions, shared a few harsh words with Russia’s leaders, but all that amounts to little more than posturing. That’s what our foreign policy is, and has been, through at least the…

Others have aches and pains and troubles too

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It is almost safe to say that summer is here. The dogwood blooms are shattering over the lawn and the azaleas are at their best. Porch sitting is good again when the morning sun is in the right spot. Then it’s good for a first cup…

Around Town — 5-2-14

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FRIDAY Church concert    Tickets are now on sale to see Jason Crabb in concert 7 p.m. May 15 at Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Seating is limited to 800 people; cost is $10. To reserve a seat, call (336) 469-3919, (704) 507-1643 or (704) 507-1645.…

Criminal Charges 5-2-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jason Tyler Hilderbran, 17, of 3999 Benny Shrum Ln. in Maiden was charged April 29 with one count of cruelty to animals, for which a $1,000 secured bond was set, and one count of assault on a female by a male…

Deputies: Catawba County man had 2 lbs. of pot

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics Investigators said they stopped a vehicle carrying nearly two pounds of hydroponic marijuana on Tuesday on U.S. 321 South. While conducting drug interdiction work along the busy roadway, officers spotted the driver of a black Nissan Murano not wearing a seatbelt and initiated…

Obituaries — 5-2-14

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Timothy Scott Sisk ATLANTA — Timothy Scott Sisk, age 53, of 608 McGill Place, N.E. in Atlanta, died on April 28, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in High…

Teachers honored at banquet

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The Early Childhood Professionals of Gaston/Lincoln Counties held the 19th annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Citizens Resource Center in Dallas on April 24. The banquet recognized those who work in child care. Some of the awards handed out included the Caring Award, the Pioneer Award, the Family Child Care…