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Our View: LPD officer helps keep children safe

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There are few crimes more serious than crimes against children. Lincoln County is lucky to have a law enforcement officer leading the charge against would-be predators. Lincolnton Police Department Detective Brent Heavner, who was profiled in a front-page story in Friday’s edition, has arrested nearly 50 suspects on charges that…

Around Town — 2-6-17

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Tuesday Meeting The Lincoln County Board of Education has scheduled a Policy Committee meeting at 6 p.m. and a Budget & Finance Committee meeting immediately following at the Administrative Offices on North Generals Blvd.…

Obituaries — 2-6-17

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Charles Edward Cook Charles Edward Cook, age 69, of Elm Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, February 3, 2017. His funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today, February 6, 2017, at Gloryland Baptist Church with Rev. Macon Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family…

Criminal Charges — 2-6-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Amanda Craig Royster, 44, of 211 Marcus Dr in Cherryville was charged on Jan. 26 with one count of resisting, delaying or obstructing public officer. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Catherine Taylor Sanderson, 22, of 813 S Poplar St., B…

Education as ‘carnage’ in a stir-’em-up inaugural

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FERREL GUILLORY Guest Columnist Over the two decades that I have taught a course on Southern politics to UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates, I have regularly assigned All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren’s celebrated novel published in 1946 and drawn from his observations of Huey Long, the populist governor of Louisiana…

Devolve transportation to the states

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist With all the furor and protests accompanying the launch of the Donald Trump administration, you might assume there’s little room for bipartisan cooperation in Washington. That assumption is mistaken. The new president says he’d like to enact a 10-year, half-trillion-dollar program of infrastructure investment. Congressional Democrats…

Devolve transportation to the states

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Congressional Democrats spent much of the final years of Barack Obama’s presidential administration lamenting Republican obstructionism and the unwillingness of Congress to work with Obama on any substantive legislation or appointees. That criticism reached a shrill pitch with Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court seat vacated when…

Criminal Charges — 2-3-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael Shane Pegram, 42, of 2784 E Nc 27 Hwy in Lincolnton was charged on Jan. 24 with one count of possession of control substance schedule II. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Robin Lynette Beer, 43, of Lincolnton was charged…

Around Town — 2-3-17

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Saturday Singing Grace Baptist Church, located at 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd in Lincolnton, will host The Heritage Quartet at 7 p.m. Chicken Pie Fundraiser Meadow Ridge Church, located at 1173 Zeb Haynes Rd.in Maiden will host a chicken pie fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for…

Obituaries — 2-3-17

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Harry Neal Caldwell Rev. Harry Neal Caldwell, age 68, of Home Trail in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Andrew Royals, Rev. Ken Gibson, and Rev. Lanny Cook…