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GOP holds convention in Lincolnton

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County will be host to the 10th Congressional District Republican Party Executive Committee convention on Saturday. The event, to take place at Lincolnton High School on North Aspen Street, will feature U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry as the keynote speaker. Delegates from Lincoln, Buncombe, Catawba, Cleveland,…

Locals fight child hunger

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 400 local volunteers of all ages are set to gather Saturday at a southeastern Lincoln County church to pack 100,000 meals for starving and malnourished children both locally and worldwide. Charlotte-based nonprofit group Servants with Heart sponsors the annual event with a…

Woman crashes car into daycare

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver woman crashed her vehicle Tuesday into a daycare center where she had recently been fired, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies apprehended Amy Susan Fier, 60, of 7196 Executive Circle, leaving the scene just before 3 p.m., according to an agency…

Changes coming to vehicle registration, tax payment process

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Tax Administrator’s Office issued a notice Thursday alerting citizens to impending changes to the way they register and pay taxes on their vehicles. The changes will take effect as of July 1, resulting from a new state law passed by the…

Locals reflect on aftermath of Boston bombings

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   As Boston law enforcement officials edge closer to solving the city’s recent tragedy, in which two bombs exploded during the annual marathon race Monday, killing three and injuring numerous others, those who witnessed the events are still in shock, including Lincoln County Probation and…

Deputies discover remnants of Cherryville meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man is accused of formerly operating a meth lab at his residence, deputies said. Narcotics investigators, assisted by North Carolina Probation and Parole officers, located remnants of a lab just after 1 p.m. Tuesday at 2125 Chapel Lane in Cherryville,…

Ranch hosts public on shearing day for alpacas

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Good Karma Ranch is hosting an open house Saturday designed to offer the public an inside look at the shearing process for alpacas. This is the second time owners Mike and Shelly Walsh have hosted the free, family-friendly event to correspond with shearing day…

Deputies target drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office unveiled another major drug operation Wednesday morning in an effort to roundup more than 50 alleged dealers, a majority of whom are first-time offenders, narcotics investigators said. Operation “52 Pick Up” comes nearly three weeks after Lincolnton Police carried…

County Manager Wood announces plans to retire

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County Manager George Wood has announced his impending retirement, with plans to remain at his post through the end of June. The announcement came during Monday’s Board of Commission meeting, during which Wood addressed the board with the news. “After careful consideration and…

Father of dirt collapse victim faces charges

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    LTN Staff Reports     A Stanley man, who witnessed the death of his daughter and nephew earlier this month after the children became trapped beneath a wall of dirt on his property, appeared in a Lincoln County courtroom Tuesday. Jordan Keely Arwood, 31, of Cedarbrook Court, was…