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Mayor announces Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week for city

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  Staff report   Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland issued a proclamation Monday declaring March 3-9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Lincolnton. “We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available…

Take me out to the ballgame

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Narcs: Vale man arrested a second time for meth

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Davenport JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County narcotics investigators said they arrested a Vale man on meth charges this week for the second time since December. Sheriff’s drug unit deputies charged Carl Ray Davenport, 39, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, around 2 p.m. Tuesday after locating a one-pot lab inside…

From the farm to the table

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Grateful Growers Farm in Denver hosted an on-farm butchering class on Saturday.…

Special Delivery

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Lincoln County paramedic delivers daughter in restaurant parking lot JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County paramedic may have assisted baby deliveries outside the hospital before, but never the delivery of his own daughter, born in a vehicle in a Charlotte fast food restaurant parking lot earlier this month. Paul…

Fraud suspect caught through tips

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Hours after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public Thursday about two alleged ID theft suspects believed to have used stolen credit and debit cards to make purchases at two Lincolnton businesses, deputies said they located the individuals through a Crime Stoppers tip. Marshall Ray…

Crouse Republican files for county commissioner

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Staff report Crouse resident Mike Davis filed on Friday for one of the two County Commissioner seats available in this year’s election. A native of Lincoln County, Davis is the third Republican candidate to run for a commissioner seat. Other candidates include Martin Oakes and Bill Beam. While Davis does…

Deputies after check fraud suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for an Ohio woman accused of cashing a fake check at an area bank last week. The suspect tried to pass the more than $500 check around 3 p.m. Tuesday at People’s Bank, located on N.C. 16…

Judge’s order halts voucher suit

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A Superior Court judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking a North Carolina law that allows low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools with taxpayer money. Judge Robert Hobgood’s ruling last Friday prevents the state from holding a lottery this March that…

WL’s George wins state title

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Charles Mack George attended his first wrestling match before he could crawl. On Saturday, he walked off the mat a state champion. George capped the first perfect season in West Lincoln history by defeating Anthony Brownridge of Edenton Holmes, 8-3, to win the NCHSAA state…