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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…

County approves water deal with Lincolnton

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After more than two years of negotiations, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council members have approved a water contract. County commissioners voted unanimously to approve a water contract with the City of Lincolnton at their meeting on Monday. City council members had previously…

Timber beasts make stop in city

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Business booming for Ellis Farms

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Big things are happening at Ellis Farms. What started as a family hobby of raising a few chickens has turned into a small farming business that seems to be growing at a rapid pace. “The size has gone up 300 percent,” Rick Ellis said. “Our profit…

Chickens come home to roost for Tim Cathey

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Tim Cathey is a disruptive innovator. He finds unexpected solutions to problems and creates new technology in the process. Some of that technology may soon impact farming practices in Lincoln County and beyond. Through his company, Novovita, Cathey has developed a line of bio-based agricultural products…

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