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Fire destroys Stanley home

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A local family is without a home after flames tore through their southeastern Lincoln County residence Tuesday morning, killing four of their six dogs, fire officials said. The incident took place around 4:30 a.m. at 893 Killian Farm Road in Stanley, according to East…

Local contestants get ready for Senior Games

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Obituaries – 1-29-14

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Christina Jones Carswell VALE — Christina Jones Carswell, 46, of Vale, passed away January 25, 2014 at her residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.  She was born July 16, 1967 in Gaston County, daughter of Kenneth and Althea Jones. She was a loving mother and daughter who liked…

Iron Station Thunder takes wins at competition

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County motorcycle shop Iron Station Thunder won third place overall and first place in its class at Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational last weekend. The invitational drew an attendance of more than 30,000 people from across the country.…

Deputies investigating Vale store break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies remain on the hunt for two people accused of breaking into a western Lincoln County convenience store on Saturday and stealing cash, knives, cigarettes and other grocery items, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took place around 4 a.m. at the Triple B One…

County gets light snow

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Officer Sain retires from Lincolnton police force

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Mark Sain completed a 25-year vocation in electrical wiring before opting to head for a “thin blue line” career, celebrating his retirement from the criminal justice field the end of this month. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department gathered to honor one of their own…

Search for missing juvenile leads to meth labs

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Reader’s Forum — 1/29/14

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Changing sidewalk alcohol ordinance not the end of the world Did I miss something? Did we go back in time to Prohibition? Do we automatically assume that anyone drinking alcohol is a depraved person who will corrupt our youth? Sounds pretty antiquated and cynical to me. Lincolnton is a lovely…

County library system touts technology advances

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Public Library will now offer free wireless access to all patrons at its three libraries.  Officials said providing wireless access offers patrons another way of connecting to the internet and enables staff to assist patrons with downloading electronic materials provided through…