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Move indoors keeps locals out of convention

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Fewer of the Lincoln County residents who had been looking forward to hearing President Barack Obama formally accept his party’s nomination Thursday night were able to attend, after concerns about the weather forced Democratic National Convention organizers to move the event indoors to a…

Officers arrest break-in suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have been busy this week apprehending a handful of thieves in connection with several related and unrelated incidents in the community. Officers from both agencies worked together to apprehend Brandon Lamont Odum, 21, of 129 Mauney Drive in…

Family of 5 loses home to fire

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A hollowed-out window, a charred children’s bike and torn-off siding were just some of the obvious evidence of a blaze that forced a family of five from their northeastern Lincoln County home Wednesday afternoon after sparks ignited in a bedroom, fire officials said. The incident…

Woman rescued after falling into Lake Norman

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver woman was rushed to a Charlotte hospital Wednesday evening after emergency medical officials said she tumbled down an embankment and into Lake Norman, suffering significant injuries. The 66-year-old woman stumbled in the backyard of a residence on Governors Island Drive before falling five feet into…

United Way to help distribute federal funding to Lincoln County nonprofit groups

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Since the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded Lincoln County more than $40,000 in grant money this season, United Way has been seeking applications from local nonprofits and other organizations who can use the money to cover the cost of the community’s emergency needs. United Way of Lincoln County annually applies for the…

College fair

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Apple pies being sold next week

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LTN News Reports The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will start selling whole apple pies at noon Monday and at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Patrons may begin ordering pies Monday at 9 a.m. Price for a whole pie is  $8. All large orders should be called in at…

Apple Dish contest deadline getting close

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LTN News Report The day of the Apple Festival is growing close. September 15 will bring with it not only the crafts, information booths, and delicious foods, but also the annual Apple Dish Contest. First Federal Savings Bank sponsors the  monetary first, second, and third place prizes awarded in the…

Focusing on food safety at Farmer’s Market

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   As Lincoln County prepares for the 40th Apple Festival next week, county Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Leigh Guth reminds local residents to keep food safety practices in mind — an idea she has been working with heavily over the last few…

Criminal Charges 9-7-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests Zachary Eugene Austin, 28, of 127 Valleydale Dr. in Gastonia was charged Sept. 4 with one count of driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. Jasmine Lee Marchetti, 22, of 338 Brook Hollow Rd. in Asheville was charged…