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Around Town 8-22-14

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TODAY BBQ and Chicken plate Poplar Springs A.M.E Zion Church will host a BBQ and Chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and again on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Plates include Tasty Chop BBQ or Chicken, baked beans, slaw and roll and dessert.…

Family: Man’s death in hospice avoidable

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Bud Coffey was well loved. The life-long Lincolnton resident was an avid Carolina Panthers fan and, according to family, had two favorite basketball teams — the UNC-Chapel Hill Tarheels and anyone playing against Duke. When he was born, his parents could not decide what to name…

Criminal Charges 8-22-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Ruskin Roger Sanderson Jr, 38, of 2926 Burgin Smith in Vale was charged August 20 with one misdemeanor count DWI. An unknown bond amount was set. Charles Edmonds Carpenter, 26, of 1585 S Industrial Park Road in Lincolnton was charged August 290…

IST owner returns from Alaska trip

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After embarking on an 11,215-mile adventure to Homer, Alaska, Iron Station Thunder owner Bryan McClure has returned to Lincolnton. “The wildlife, the views of snow covered mountains and glaciers…it takes your breath away,” he said. While some opt to travel by plane or ship to Alaska,…

Apple pie ladies are at it again

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Cooperative Extension to host fried apple pie sale ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The sweet smell of simpler times and a tease of fall floated through the hallways of the county offices as staff and volunteers for the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension took over the Demonstration Kitchen in the James Warren…

Teen arrested after car chase in Denver

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MADISON WARREN Special to LTN A Dallas teen faces several charges after a vehicle he was riding in led Lincoln County deputies on a short chase in Denver. Deputies charged Jason Kyler Beane, 17, of 109 Knowles Drive in Dallas, with one misdemeanor count each of resist, delay and obstruct…

WoodMill ready for another Grape Stomp

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Winery expects thousands of visitors to annual festival ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer WoodMill Winery is expecting to draw a crowd of thousands this weekend. For its ninth consecutive year, the winery will host its Annual Grape Stomp Festival. According to owner Larry Cagle, Jr., the festival first began as a…

New Habitat for Humanity director hopes to make a difference for families

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Terry Laney started with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer in 1996 after a tragedy struck his family. Six weeks after the death of his granddaughter, his wife started volunteering at a local Habitat for Humanity. Two weeks later, so did he. Four years after that,…

Around Town 8-20-14

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TODAY Community Blood Drive Antioch Baptist Church at 3413 E Hwy 150 will hold a blood drive in partnership with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Donors must present a current officially issued photo ID to donate. Donors will…

Commissioners drop gunfire discussion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners has opted to cease discussions regarding the recent controversy over gunfire restrictions related to the county’s noise ordinance. The board approved restricting gunfire noise during the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. at a previous meeting. However, residents in the…