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Mundy House program focuses on Nixon family

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Descendants of a Lincoln County family were on hand at the Mundy House on Monday to provide in-depth knowledge of the Nixon family lineage. Monday’s monthly meeting was the first time interested parties could learn about the Nixon family. Pictures, artifacts and stories will be displayed…

Legendary doo-wop group The Diamonds playing LCCA

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A pop quartet whose claim to fame was 16 Billboard hits and 33 American Bandstand appearances will grace Lincoln County concertgoers with their classic songs Sunday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The Diamonds, who no longer feature any original members, are most well-known for…

City adopts new forum for budget retreat

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer In years past, the city of Lincolnton’s planning and budget retreat has provided a platform for department heads to speak about their accomplishments in the previous budget year while providing data to back up those items. For the 2016 retreat, interim City Manager Steve Zickefoose has…

Lincolnton men arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report A report of a suspicious person on Union Ridge Drive in Lincolnton led to the arrest of two people on multiple drug charges on Sunday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report that a man in a pickup truck parked in the caller’s driveway and came to…

Homeless man served felony meth warrants

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Staff report A homeless Lincolnton man has been charged with selling methamphetamine. Gary Wayne Norris, 62, was arrested on Thursday in the parking lot of the Hardees on Main Street in Lincolnton. Officers said Norris was behaving suspiciously and was found to have active felony warrants for sell/deliver methamphetamine and…

Officers searching for missing woman

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers are searching for a missing woman. Officers said Stacy Nicole Cadenhead, 36, was reported missing on Monday. Officers said she was last seen on March 10. Cadenhead was described as a white female, 5-foot-2, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Cadenhead…

West Virginia artist to appear at Food and WineFest

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer West Virginia provides the perfect backdrop for artist Tim Hibbs’ creations, which include multiple mediums like oil and acrylic on canvas, conte paper and pastels, acrylic on tin and glass and metal sculptures. The artist said that he draws inspiration from his upbringing and two very…

Sculptor’s worked on display at Gallery 27

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Staff report For thousands of years, the human race has tapped natural resources for the construction and sustenance of civilization. This history has left indelible marks on the landscape.  Simultaneously, the challenges presented by nature have played their part in shaping societies and technology.  Industrial structures, scientific devices and fantastical…

Grandpa’s Woodworks brings rustic creations to Food and WineFest

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When downtown Lincolnton is buzzing with food, wine, art and children’s attractions for the Lincolnton Food and WineFest, one local woodworker will bring his rustic creations to Main Street. Mike Hoffmann, 63, along with his wife, Cynthia, has a penchant for repurposing anything made of wood.…

Kiser Intermediate hosts Pirate Night

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The halls of Kiser Intermediate School lost their typical, bright luminescence on Thursday. Switch-activated lights were replaced with dim candles, and the normally energetic pathways were exchanged with students standing perfectly still. But as parents made their way through the halls and stepped on paper “buttons”…