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Criminal Charges— 9-22-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Calvin Tyler Mitchell, 30, of 6504 Denver Heights Cir. in Denver was charged Sept. 13 with one count of DV protective order violation. Byron McDowell Parker, 36, of 800 Carolina Mills Cir. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 13 with count of…

Around Town— 9-22-17

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SATURDAY Breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Take out is available. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Bingo/luncheon Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton will host a free sub…

Navy ‘sub hunter’ makes stop in Hickory

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Man charged with attempted robbery, fleeing from police

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Staff report A man allegedly tried to rob a woman in the restroom at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton Monday afternoon. After the woman screamed, the suspect, Jontavius Littlejohn, 19, ran from the library. When Lincolnton police officers tracked him down, the suspect fled and a chase began…

Library board requests new Lincolnton, East Lincoln libraries

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Library Board of Trustees presented a list of facility priorities during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates, a library consulting firm, completed an in-depth study of the county’s libraries and…

School partnerships with businesses, churches help students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Several schools within the Lincoln County Schools district have businesses or churches that have “adopted” them. S. Ray Lowder Elementary School currently has the support of Carolinas Healthcare System-Lincoln (CHS-Lincoln) and First Baptist Lincolnton. CHS-Lincoln has been S. Ray Lowder’s supporter for approximately 15 years,…

Denver Days back for 15th year in East Lincoln

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer For the past 15 years, the Denver Rotary Club has organized Denver Days, a family-friendly festival with rides, food and music as a means to raise money for construction and improvements to East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park. This year, Denver Days will run for three…

Around Town— 9-20-17

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THURSDAY Cancer Sreening The Levine Cancer Institute -Lincoln will host a free high risk prostate cancer screening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. You must pre-register for this event by calling 980-389-0017 or email LCIOutreach@CarolinasHealthCare.org.…

Criminal Charges— 9-20-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Vonda Dawson, 51, of 4875 Yoder Rd. in Crouse was charged Sept. 11 with two counts each of failure to appear. Donald Anthony Moses, 55, of 182 Woodwind Rd. in Mooresville was charged Sept. 11 with one count each of assault…

Pickleball takes over Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A new craze with a funny name has Lincoln County residents of all ages swarming to the William M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park to get their pickleball fix. Pickleball, while a relatively new phenomenon locally, has been in existence for over 50…

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