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Arrest made in alleged ax attack

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A Lincoln County man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted another man with an ax. Michael John Wheeler, 25, of 2213 Joe Scronce Lane, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to arrest reports. The incident happened the night of Sept.…

Tradewinds now offers lunch menu

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Lincoln County now has another lunch alternative. Expanded hours and a lunch menu at Tradewinds have just started last week. “For the two years that we have been here there has always been a request to be open for lunch,” said Matt Gibson, manager. Gibson said they felt the need…

Business In Brief

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Small business Center at Gaston College are sponsoring a seminar Oct. 7 on the topic “Motivating and Training Hourly Workers.” Mike Collins, president of the The Perfect Workday Company will present the workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln…

Do you feel any safer now than directly after Sept. 11?

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“After the attack I don’t feel safe. I felt safe before. It has changed my opinion of being safe because we just took everything for granted.” W.G. Reid of Maiden “I feel safe. I think it was handled accordingly when it happened. It was a tragedy, everyone was fearful and…

Attacks prompt updates in airport security

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Management at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Regional Airport follows the old adage — better safe than sorry. Since the terrorists attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, safety devices totaling $26,000 have been added to the airport. Airport Manager Jeff Lynn feels the money is well spent. “The security measures make…

Grants, training provide better preparation for local agencies

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Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, emergency services in Lincoln County changed. Homeland security grant money was divvied up among local agencies to provide for new equipment and better preparation. And local law enforcement agencies began training with a new focus in mind. The county developed a Homeland…

War Revisited

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Battle of Charlotte featured at Historic Latta Plantation HUNTERSVILLE — Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured at the site will be the recreated Davie’s Partisan Rangers and the…

Many Lincoln students take college route with AP classes

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Despite the increase in work, students across Lincoln County have signed up to take Advanced Placement classes. These classes follow the same curriculum a college class would, and if students pass AP tests at the end of the year, they could save thousands of dollars by receiving college credit. “I…

Fishing group gathers at Catfish Country

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Telly Fowler, holds up a 13-pound four-ounce catfish at Catfish and Carp Country in Iron Station Thursday evening. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo David McGraw said the lemon butter cream flavoring is best for the carp fishing right now. He bends down over his bucket to put more of the…

Standing Tall

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Maze patrons find adventure and victory among the stalks Tom Davidson and his sisters Renee Chapin and Yvonne Brown spent roughly three hours Friday afternoon trying to find their way out of a maze. The Amazing Maize Maze that is. Seven acres of twists and turns through a corn maze…