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N.C. Dept. of Labor scrutinizing RSI after death

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   According to officials with the North Carolina Department of Labor, a Lincolnton manufacturing plant where a worker died late last month during an on-the-job accident has violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s standards on multiple occasions over the last four years. Neil O’Bryant, a…

County hires veteran tax chief

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   After a roughly six-month search process, Lincoln County has a new tax administrator. Clyde “Kep” Kepley, who is currently serving in the same position for Chowan County, has been appointed to fill the post, left vacant after Madge Huffman resigned in September. Jon Stephens,…

NLHS actors, musicians tackle ‘Oklahoma!’

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      Students present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer If local theater arts enthusiasts are craving a performance consisting of a family-friendly combination of comedic, doleful and chilling elements, North Lincoln High School’s upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, will be sure to…

Deputies: Cocaine, pot seized during traffic stop

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies seized cocaine and marijuana from a vehicle Sunday night during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, resulting in the arrest of three Catawba County residents, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy R.D. Richard stopped the suspects’ vehicle around 9 p.m. after the driver failed…

Woman says she forewarned city that pole would fall on her car

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A city light pole fell on a parked vehicle Monday morning, crushing the back window, after police said a second vehicle hit the pole, located in front of Mainstreet Cafe & Grille in Lincolnton. Restaurant employees said they were not surprised by the…

Congressman’s staff to hold office hours in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Staff for U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, will be holding office hours Thursday in Lincolnton, with Lincoln County residents invited to attend to share any issues or concerns they may have. Scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. in the…

City Council to consider permit for adult day care

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Whether to grant approval for an adult day care facility will be up for consideration by the Lincolnton City Council during its meeting Thursday evening. A public hearing will first be conducted on the conditional-use permit request from Serenity Adult Day Facility, LLC, prior…

Alzheimer’s patients in jeopardy

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  Legislators send temporary fix to governor, but caregivers say they remain concerned   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The North Carolina General Assembly finalized a temporary fix last week designed to prevent thousands of residents of group homes and special dementia units throughout the state from being left with no…

Deputies: Suspect brought toddler along for break-in

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man is set to appear in court today on accusations he broke into a neighbor’s home last week on the northeastern end of the county while in the company of a toddler. Deputies located a passed-out Clarence Ray Barnette, 46, of 4493…

Man at large after fleeing into S.C., deputies say

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Gaston County man is wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after deputies said they chased him by vehicle Friday morning into a neighboring county, before ending the chase at the South Carolina state border. The Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating…