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Trio charged for murder of Denver woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A mother, son and his girlfriend accused of their involvement this month in the death of a Denver woman made their first appearances in the case today through video arraignment. Judge Meredith Shuford read each suspect’s rights, gave them the opportunity to seek a court-appointed attorney…

Dems keep City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Democrats maintained control of Lincolnton’s City Council after Tuesday’s municipal elections. Martin Eaddy took Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the council over Republican Jay Thomas, and kept the Democrats at a 3-1 advantage. Republican incumbent Devin Rhyne won the Ward I seat over Democrat Mary…

Solar farm vote delayed

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Roughly 100 people attended the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Meeting at the Civic Center Monday night, with the majority interested in the recent developments with Strata Solar Farms. Strata Solar, LLC has requested a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generator facility in…

Native American brings his art to Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Our kids are our future,” Lincolnton resident Christopher Rowland said. The Montana native and Native American artist/musician, born with the name “Ma’heonehoo’estse” — meaning “man from holy place” — has a vision to use various avenues of art to both empower and heal Native American youth…

Rep. McHenry shares patriotism with kindergartners

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          ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents of Lincoln County stopped by the voting polls Tuesday, one group of kindergarteners learned the importance of patriotism. The Lincolnton Campus kindergarteners of Lincoln Charter School spent their afternoon with Congressman Patrick McHenry and State Representative Jason Saine.…

Picking tradition at Farm-City Week

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Crouse woman’s missions take her to Roma Gypsies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From living in the city dump to the challenges of securing a job, food, heat and water, the nomadic Roma Gypsies are considered the poorest population in Eastern Europe, but to Crouse resident and nurse Kathy Petty Heafner, they are her heart and utmost calling. Having…

County could rule on solar farm today

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Chairman suggests vote might be postponed ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will vote on several zoning requests at tonight’s public meeting. Strata Solar, LLC has requested a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generation facility on the north and south sides of Webbs…

Woman found with injury on highway

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Denver woman was taken to an area hospital for surgery Friday morning after deputies said she was found lying injured on a county roadway. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the Communications Center contacted them just before 3 a.m. regarding the woman. Deputies located Sherry…

Charlotte trio charged for forged prescription

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Mecklenburg County man struck a Lincoln County narcotics investigator Thursday night during a struggle at an area pharmacy where deputies said they responded to investigate an incident about a possible forged prescription. Three Charlotte men were charged in the incident including Courtney Stephon Redfearn, 36,…