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Journey takes local woman to the big screen

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Six years ago, Vicki Yount brought her granddaughter, Allie, to an agent for an acting audition. Six years later, it’s the 69-year-old grandmother of four who is finding constant work in television and film. Little did Yount know in 2009 that that initial audition would lead…

Deputies: Woman lost $7,000 in telephone scam

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Staff report An 81-year-old eastern Lincoln County woman has been scammed out of nearly $7,000, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the woman received a phone call on July 1 from someone she thought was her grandson, who is in the military and is stationed in Germany.…

Criminal Charges — 7-10-15

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Criminal charges for July 10, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Billie Nadine L. Blackwell, 21, of 6475 Topaz Ln. in Iron Station was charged July 6 with one count each of first degree trespassing and simple assault and battery or affray. A $1,000 secured bond…

NCWorks Job Listings

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Job listings for July 10, 2015. You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035,…

Around Town — 7-10-15

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Around town for July 10, 2015. SATURDAY Breakfast Marvin United Methodist Church at 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a full breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. A donation of $6 will benefit the parsonage fund. Mid-Year Pottery Market The Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 East…

Life and Limb: Amputees adapt to overcome losses

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Stanley business takes artificial limb process from start to finish PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A casual walk through the neighborhood with a dog on a leash is something therapeutic for some. A task as seemingly banal as putting a cup of coffee up to your mouth in the morning is…

Officers nab 2 men in child predator stings

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department detectives have arrested two individuals in separate child predator sting operations. The operations were internet-based and involved the use of social media and chat applications. John Randall Jones, 47, of Huntersville, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with soliciting a minor and appearing.…

Lawmakers maintain close ties with ALEC

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Local Republican legislators say the American Legislative Exchange Council is simply a way for peers from other states to come together and discuss policy. But financial records show ALEC’s corporate participants provide significant money to the campaigns of Rep. Jason Saine and Sen. David Curtis, who…

South Fork Fire Department marks 50 years

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For 50 years, the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community and growing the department. On Sunday, the department will formally celebrate the half-century milestone with a community open house that will feature department retirees, local and state dignitaries and memorabilia and gear…

State looking into charter school board

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A state Department of Public Instruction official confirmed Thursday that his department is looking into allegations of a conflict of interest concerning Lincoln Charter School’s board and a potential violation of state Board of Education governance policy. In an email sent to LCS parents on July…