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Criminal Charges — 9-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 26, of 504 Whisnant Street in Shelby was charged September 11 with one count each displaying expired registration place and no operator’s license and two counts driving while license revoked. An unknown bond amount was set. Tod Jaa…

Around Town — 9-15-14

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TODAY Human Trafficking Awareness Program United Methodist Church in Lincolnton will host Pastor Mark Andrews as he presents Pedaling to Stop Traffic in the Fellowship hall beginning at 7 p.m. Desserts served at 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Advocacy Training Lincoln County Senior Services will be hosting an Advocacy Training for local…

Lincoln Charter School breaks ground at site

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Students mark anniversary of 9/11

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The American flag was prominently displayed amidst a backdrop of construction. White ribbons, 2,977 of them, were tied to a temporary fence. At 9 a.m., the student body of the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School filed out to join fellow students and staff for a…

Pastor pedals to battle human trafficking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The U.S Department of State estimates that 12.3 million adults and children are currently in forced or bonded labor or prostitution throughout the world. Almost two out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number increases to every three out of…

Deputies: Two men arrested for theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two people were detained by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a theft that was reported from Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden. Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane in Maiden, was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering a building,…

One dead, one injured in wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An early morning accident on Thursday left one Lincolnton resident dead and another seriously injured. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at 12:03 a.m. concerning a motor vehicle crash where N. Cedar Street dead-ends at Hoke Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered…

Health Department welcomes new doctor

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven. “My mother was a nurse and had all of her books from nursing school…

Principal: Former Lincoln Charter student had hit list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents of Lincoln Charter School students attending the Lincolnton campus received a message from Principal Rachel Greer on Wednesday regarding a hit list that was found last week. Students informed a staff member that a fellow student had a folder that contained a “kill list.” On…

LHS receives grant

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Staff report Lincolnton High School received a $4,571 T.E.A.M. Grant from Times Oil Wednesday afternoon. Times Oil representative Crystal Jackson presented Lincolnton High School’s Science Department with the funding to go toward the high school’s first 3D printer. “It’s such new technology, and we’re excited at what the science department…