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Obituaries — 9-20-13

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Linda Sue Heafner Houser Linda Sue Heafner Houser, 71, of Hickory, passed away on September 18, 2013 at Carolina Rehab of Burke County. Born July 20, 1942 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Letha Cunningham Heafner of Lincolnton and the late Lander Heafner Sr. In addition to her…

Obituaries — 9-18-13

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Helen Cline Campbell Helen Cline Campbell, age 88, of Denver, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Matthews United Church of Christ with Rev. Ray Jachowski officiating.  Burial was private.  The family received friends following the service. Mrs. Campbell…

Elections Director Beam resigns

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A shift in leadership is underway at the Lincoln County Board of Elections Office, less than two months before the Nov. 5municipal election. Elections Director Bill C. Beam announced his resignation, effective Sept. 24, last week, he confirmed Tuesday. The decision came after a majority of…

Family mourns crash victim

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Family and friends of a 24-year-old man killed in a weekend crash in Lincolnton will gather this evening at Warlick Funeral Home. Matthew Wayne Dill, of 303 Bryant Cooper Lane in Lincolnton, died after his 2005 Dodge Neon crashed around 9:40 p.m. Saturday on Gates Road,…

County adjusts revaluation process

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County residents can expect a change for the 2015 property-revaluation process. Tax Administrator Kep Kepley presented a request before the Board of Commissioners Monday night for funding, in the amount of $76,000 over a two-year period, to allow the Tax Office to visit all properties…

Wolves blank Bandys, share SD-7 lead

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Host league co-leader today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CATAWBA –– Lincolnton’s defense came up big once again. The Wolves held their second straight opponent scoreless, this time league foe Bandys in their 3-0 win Monday on the road. The win, Lincolnton’s third in a row, left it unbeaten in…

Red Devils roll

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N-C hands WL first league loss By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– West Lincoln walked into its league girls tennis match with Newton-Conover Tuesday not knowing what to expect. The Red Devils let them know in a hurry. Newton-Conover’s top four seeds dominated singles play, and its No. 1 doubles…

Deputies: Man with gun entered woman’s bedroom, demanded money, took television

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton woman told deputies she chased a man who allegedly used a gun to threaten her, demand money, and steal her television Tuesday morning from her home in the Pine Village subdivision. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Ahmad Ryhaid Wallace, of 3042 Chestnut Road, in the incident.…

Fair gets over 20 years for murders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than a year after police discovered the beaten bodies of a couple inside their Lincolnton home, the man charged with killing them has pleaded guilty. Judge Forrest Bridges handed down a hefty sentence Friday afternoon to 44-year-old Wilbert Lester Fair inside a Lincoln County Superior…

Haynes Dairy nearing century in business

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer “We’re so fortunate to be a survivor,” Paul Haynes Jr. said of his family business, which is about to reach a major milestone. Haynes Dairy, located in western Lincoln County, will celebrate a century in operation in January and has spanned four generations since it opened…