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Fire Department to help raise funds for Amity Lane washout

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local fire department plans to help an Iron Station neighborhood raise money to repair a road washed away in this month’s area flooding. Trinity Farms resident Debbie Whitley said Pumpkin Center Fire Department will host a food fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday and donate proceeds…

Lincoln County celebrates Independence Day

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Deputies locate one of two missing sisters

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they located one of two Lincoln County sisters who ran away from their residence earlier this month. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer went to Carolinas Medical Center-Main on Wednesday and identified patient Aniya Symone Mickey-Weeks as one of the missing teens, the Sheriff’s Office said.…

County unemployment rate rises slightly

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s unemployment rate ticked back up for the month of May, rising to 9.5 percent from 8.7 percent a month earlier. Not alone, the county was one of 87 statewide to see similar increases, while 12 experienced decreases and one remained unchanged, according to new…

City cops bust drug offenders

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Lincolnton Police said they targeted more than 30 drug offenders Wednesday morning following a nearly three-month undercover investigation. City officers, along with aid from Sheriff’s detectives John Propst and Frank Runyon, took to the streets in teams of two for Operation “Independence…

Charities build homes in Denver for wounded veterans

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One former Marine and his family have been chosen to receive a new home in Denver in connection with a five-charity collaborative effort for wounded veterans. Sergeant Jason Hyde, of Spartanburg, is set to move into the two-story Katherine Drive residence next month with…

Events celebrate Independence Day

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Various events marking the Fourth of July holiday will be taking place in the area, with the first such celebration getting underway this evening. Below is a roundup of local Independence Day parades and festivities:   Wednesday:   The city of Cherryville will…

Fryes named Farm Family of the Year

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has chosen as its 2013 “Conservation Farm Family” Gerald and Leslie Frye. The couple, who raise beef cattle exclusively at their more than 200-acre farm on Flay Road in western Lincoln County, will officially be recognized…

Storms hit hard in Lincoln County

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Winds, rain and intense lightning pounded Lincoln County Friday evening, producing flash floods on the eastern end in addition to high water levels in Iron Station, where a demolished private roadway, now temporarily fixed, separated some residents from the outside world. Pumpkin Center…

Couple makes move from France to Lincolnton

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s been a year since European-born couple Jean and Philippe Trochard uprooted themselves from France and moved to Lincoln County. They now consider the American community their true “home.” The couple visited the county for a month more than a year ago and…