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Christmas Party for the Blind set for Saturday

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton Lions Club is hosting its 15th annual Lions Club Christmas Party for the Blind this Saturday. The organization works with Tammy Loukos, Lincoln/Iredell County Social Worker for the Blind, to identify legally blind or visually impaired Lincoln County residents to invite to the annual…

Criminal Charges — 12-13-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Keith Alan Blakely, 34, of 1543 Atlantic Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 9 with one count each of DWI, assault on a female, communicating threats, possessing stolen goods, harassing phone calls and misdemeanor larceny. A $1,500 bond was set. Cormie…

Around Town — 12-13-13

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FRIDAY Festival of Trees Sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the third annual event will be open to the public 5-9 p.m. at 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org. Senior dance     The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.…

Obituaries — 12-13-13

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Joyce Ann Hester Lingerfelt Joyce Ann Hester Lingerfelt, age 70, of 2142 Oklahoma Court in Lincolnton died Wednesday, December, 11, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m.…

LCSO seizes meth lab No. 22

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dangerous methamphetamine operation was located inside a western Lincoln County mobile home Wednesday afternoon, resulting in one resident’s arrest, the Sheriff’s Office said. Narcotics investigators said Carl Lloyd Almany III, was harboring a “shake-and-bake” or “one-pot” lab at his property, located at 1656 Knoll Drive…

Zackie Warlick is Cat Square Mayor

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Vale resident Zackie Warlick grew up picking cotton and raising chickens and pigs with his family. The 10-member crew often completed what he called “back-breaking” work on their Sain Milling Road property. He even took five weeks out of school each year to carry out the…

Man on lawn mower dies after being struck by car

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 67-year-old Denver man died this week, troopers said, after a vehicle collided with the lawn mower he was driving on the wrong side of the road. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Forney Hill Road in Denver. According to Trooper R. Neal…

Nutcracker coming to Lincolnton

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Play performances held today, Saturday JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the sixth consecutive year, Lincoln County dance studios will unite to perform for the community the beloved story of The Nutcracker, but a twist this time around will showcase the true meaning of Christmas and even incorporate a few additional…

DDA envisions future of downtown

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Dozens gathered at the Old Reinhardt Building to learn about the Downtown Development Association’s vision for Lincolnton. According to the association’s website, The Lovable Lincolnton Possibility Tour consists of seven potential redevelopment projects in the downtown area “designed to reinvigorate interest in the downtown vision developed…

Youth movement

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Sophomores McGinnis, Petrie lead young Knights into conference play By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln has one senior in its starting lineup and two on its boys basketball team. Two of the starting five are sophomores. Yes, the Knights are young. But they aren’t playing like…