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Our View — Freedom from fear

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Thirteen years ago, Islamist terrorists perpetrated the most heinous single act of mass murder of the 21st century. The price of the American blood that was shed on Sept. 11, 2001 can never be repaid. But the rallying cry in the months afterward, the solidarity Americans showed with one another,…

Doctor hopes to reach more patients with cancer screenings

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More than 25 West Lincoln women received breast cancer screenings Monday afternoon through a joint partnership between Charlotte Radiology and West Lincoln Family Medicine. The primary care facility, located at 4429 North Carolina Highway 27 in Vale, worked with Charlotte Radiology to bring its pink mammogram…

Big roles thrill dancers in ‘The Nutcracker’

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Ashton Johnston has been a snow flake, a snow queen, a flower, a soldier doll, a flute and basically every role on the stage when it comes to ‘The Nutcracker,’ with one exception. This season, she will step onto the stage in the iconic role of…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Janet Marie Courtney, 24, of 3015 Aspen Street Apt. 24 in Lincolnton was charged September 5 with one count injury to property. A $500 unsecured bond was set. Victor Fletcher Cobb, 42, of 302 W Congress Street in Lincolnton was charged September…

Around Town

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TODAY Work First Family Assistance The Lincoln County Work First Family Assistance county plan for 2016 – 2019 will be on display in the main lobby of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services and in the lobby of the Lincoln County Citizens Center until September 22. Comments regarding the…

BALLARD: Shadowing Dr. Ted Parcel

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist A year prior to my retirement I had knee pain, which I thought was part of the joint pains I would experience with age. As the pain worsened I sought help from Dr. Ted Parcel. After showing me my x-rays of what was causing my pain,…

County approves water deal with Lincolnton

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After more than two years of negotiations, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council members have approved a water contract. County commissioners voted unanimously to approve a water contract with the City of Lincolnton at their meeting on Monday. City council members had previously…

Timber beasts make stop in city

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Business booming for Ellis Farms

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Big things are happening at Ellis Farms. What started as a family hobby of raising a few chickens has turned into a small farming business that seems to be growing at a rapid pace. “The size has gone up 300 percent,” Rick Ellis said. “Our profit…

Chickens come home to roost for Tim Cathey

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Tim Cathey is a disruptive innovator. He finds unexpected solutions to problems and creates new technology in the process. Some of that technology may soon impact farming practices in Lincoln County and beyond. Through his company, Novovita, Cathey has developed a line of bio-based agricultural products…