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Iron Station man takes 5,000-mile dirt bike ride

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Allen Beck and Auggie Ensley spent the last year of their two-year friendship planning for a trip that a little over 100 people have completed. The Trans-America Trail is a rugged 5,000-mile journey, stretching through Tennessee, Mississippi, across Arkansas, into Oklahoma and New Mexico, through Utah…

Newton man arrested for sex with teen

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Catawba County man is being held at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $125,000 bond, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Darrick Wayne Fowler, 24, of 1719 Duke Street in Newton, was arrested on…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Jaedel Dwight Adams, 32, of 340 Valerie Drive in Lincolnton was charged July 2 with one count misdemeanor DV protective order violation. An unknown bond was set. Emily Justice Dawson, 31, of 626 S Poplar Street in Lincolnton was charged July 3…

Ballard: Woes of a first-time recital

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Alan Levins told me he inherited his mother’s piano, and he felt sad that no one was playing this beautiful instrument. He made a decision to take lessons himself. “I had been taking lessons for three or four years when my teacher approached me about being…

Lincolnton Lions Club college scholarships recipients announced

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Charles Stevens, Lions Club College Scholarship Chairperson, announced the 2014 Lincolnton Lions Club College Scholarship recipients at a recent club meeting. Eligibility requirements included that the applicant must be a graduating senior from each of Lincoln County’s four public high schools, a legal resident of Lincoln County and the U.S.,…

Criminal Charges — 7-7-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests Davey James Felton, 31, of 323 Armstrong Circle in Lincolnton was charges July 2 with one count each misdemeanor larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $2000 secured bond was set. Katrina Isenhour Sander, 37, of 824 Vine Street in Salisbury…

City Council to hear report on Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council members will meet on Thursday to discuss the profits of the 2014 Hog Happenin’ event. In his Monthly Activities Report, City Manager Jeff Emory discussed some of the highlights of the barbeque and motorcycle celebration. “I have been told that DDA may be…

Lions Club program helps visually impaired children learn life skills

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer For Faye Poovey, president of the Lincolnton Lions Club, the BELL program means more than just helping community children. For her, the partnership between the Lincolnton Lions Club and the Lincoln County Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind to sponsor the Braille Enrichment Literacy…

Column: Really, officer, I didn’t call 911!

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist When I asked Linda Goodson what was a moment she would never forget, she told me this: “One Saturday morning I was calling our daughter, who lives in Raleigh. I had just starting dialing the number when my husband, not realizing I was making a phone…

Around Town — 7-7-14

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TUESDAY Meetings The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet at 5 p.m. in the James Warren Citizens Center at 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8501 The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of…