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Around Town — 10-3-14

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SATURDAY Indoor yard sale An indoor yard sale and bake sale will be at Messiah United Methodist Church from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. For more information, please call (704) 736 – 1988. LHS Class Reunion The Lincolnton High School Class of 1984 Reunion will be at Court Street Grille from 7-11…

Criminal Charges 10-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gina Marie Trinidad, 34, of 1419 Branton Dive in Iron Station was charged September 30 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Tony McGale Henderson, 48, of 242 Hilltop Road in Lincolnton was charged September…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS 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 DWS, Lincolnton, (704) 735-8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Hesed House hosts cycling fundraiser

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Organizers of the Assault on Hog Hill benefit ride are hoping that cyclists from around the region will come out in droves. The ride is the main fundraiser for Hesed House of Hope, the county’s only homeless shelter. Hesed House began in 2008 and was mostly…

LPD buys body cameras for officers

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department officials said they have taken proactive measures in the fight against crime and the pursuit of transparent law enforcement by purchasing 10 body cameras. Manufactured by Taser International, the lightweight cameras are designed to clip onto sunglasses, a band around the back of…

Shotgun stolen in 1987 recovered by deputies

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Staff report A shotgun that was stolen from an eastern Lincoln County home in 1987 has been recovered and was returned to its owner on Sept. 30. The theft of the firearm was investigated by then-rookie deputy David Carpenter, who is now sheriff of Lincoln County. The shotgun was located…

Film about toxic water, featuring House candidate, to be screened

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Democrat Tate MacQueen featured in film about polluted water table in Buncombe ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past several years, residents of one Buncombe County community have been fighting for a vital necessity that is often taken for granted: clean drinking water. “My Toxic Backyard,” a documentary by Emmy…

No trial date set for former doctor’s suit against rape accuser

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A trial date has not yet been set for the civil suit a former Lincolnton doctor who was accused of rape filed against his accuser. John Everett Marshall, 59, of 466 Jerry Crump Road in Lincolnton, was indicted on felony charges for first-degree rape, conspiracy and…

Art on Main offers a space for disabled artists

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Art on Main is unlike any other gallery. The walls are covered with an array of artwork and jewelry, made by resident artists, much like other galleries, but the artists themselves are the true gems of the Lincolnton Main Street staple. A UMAR affiliate, Art on…

Police policies, trash can purchase on city agenda

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council members will consider incorporating language regarding the use of body cameras to the police department’s Standard Operating Procedures at their meeting Thursday night. According to the policy, a body worn camera (BWC) is “‘an on-the-body’ video and audio recording system assigned to an…