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An eyewitness view of history

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  Student from Vale part of GWU group attending inauguration JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Gardner-Webb University senior and Vale native, Tyler Sain, will join millions worldwide today in watching President Obama give his second inaugural address. However, unlike most people, the 21-year-old college student and West Lincoln High School graduate…

Chickens returned to owner after teen charged in theft

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged a western Lincoln County teen with stealing chickens from a neighboring residence Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Kevin Allen Hubbard, 17, of 6570 Deerwood Trail in Vale, faces one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Rebecca Petrick,…

Flatline Graphics moving to new office

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Flatline Graphics will soon be relocating to a new facility that will allow the business to expand on the services it currently offers. Currently located at 118 E. Water St. in downtown Lincolnton, Flatline Graphics has plans to move its operations to a building…

Man charged for sexual incident with young girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 53-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of being involved in a sex-related incident with a teen girl in the summer of 2011, police detectives said. Officers arrested Clarence Garmin Martin Jr., 53, of 809 Tait St. in Lincolnton, Friday morning and charged him with…

Lincoln County prepares to mark King’s birthday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, the Lincoln County community is invited to take to the streets the day beforehand to participate in a celebratory march to the courthouse followed by a special service at the James W. Warren…

Winter storm hits western N.C.

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  Light snow accumulation in some local areas Staff and wire reports North Carolina received its first significant sign of winter Thursday as a low pressure system merged with cold air to dump snow from the mountains to the piedmont. As of 9 p.m., light snow was reported in Jefferson…

Exam week at Lincoln schools

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Denver man charged with distributing child pornography online

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that a Denver man distributed at least two images of child pornography over the Internet this fall, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies and SBI officials have charged Edward Arthur Peck, 47, of 1753…

Pie day celebration

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Members of the Extension and Community Association (ECA), a group of volunteers for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, are gearing up for National Pie Day, to be observed this Wednesday. This marks the first year the celebration will be held on the same day locally…

Houser to lead state conservation district group

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Tommy Houser of Vale was recently named the president of the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The former Lincoln County Board of Education member and current chair of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Board was officially sworn in…