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Around Town— 9-18-17

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TUESDAY Supper Fairfield’s, located at Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver is hosting a pinto bean supper is starting up again on Beans, cornbread, slaw, drinks and luscious desserts will be available for donations only. Hot Dogs will also be available. Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. until we sell out about 7:30. Meeting The…

Criminal Charges— 9-18-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Savanna Nicole Tennant, 24, of 342 Grandview Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 7 with one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A $12,000 secured bond was set. David Nickolus Bell, 29, of 7584 Webbs Rd. in Denver…

Criminal Charges— 9-15-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Loretta Wade, 43, of 2412 Nottingham Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 6 with one count of communicating threats. Bradley Neal Duke, 53, of 2867 Hampton Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 6 with one count of communicating threats. Tracy Lee…

Around Town— 9-15-17

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SATURDAY Meal Laboratory United Methodist Church, located at 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Donations accepted. For more information call (704) 530-3995. Meeting The Lincoln County Singing Convention will host a meeting from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Denver Wesleyan Church, located at…

Six men charged in child predator sting

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Staff report A two-month Lincolnton Police Department undercover operation has resulted in the arrest of six men, including a registered sex offender, on child predator charges. Officers said in a press release that the sting operation involved undercover officers posing as a child on social media and that the suspects…

Pariano, Watson-Smyth join race for county commission

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Two more Republican candidates have announced their intent to run for a seat on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners in 2018. Raye Watson-Smyth and Jeff Pariano each filed paperwork with the Lincoln County Board of Elections on Tuesday morning that will allow them to accept…

Three headed to prison after drug convictions

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Staff report Three people arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to felony drug charges last week. In two of the three cases, narcotics detectives charged the dealers for their involvement in selling a trafficking amount of opioid pain pills to…

Commissioners approve courthouse study, discuss other space needs

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to execute a contract with Moseley Architects to evaluate the potential future of the courthouse in downtown Lincolnton. Moseley Architects — a full-service architectural, engineering and interior design firm based in Charlotte — will conduct a…

Former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander announces campaign for state Senate

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander has become the third Republican candidate to announce a campaign for the 2018 North Carolina state Senate election for District 44. “I had considered this a couple of years ago after I served as mayor when our district’s senator resigned,” Alexander…

East Lincoln Speedway brings families together

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It’s not the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with its asphalt track and its 89,000 seating capacity. East Lincoln Speedway stays closer to its roots of speed demons outrunning the law with their cargo of moonshine over roads that were less than pristine. Drivers and their families…