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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…

Schools ready to ante up for security

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  Excess bond funds likely to cover cost for upgrades   FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Lincoln County schools can expect a major security overhaul in the very near future. Board of Education members meeting in committee Tuesday night advised administrators that they want security improvements to get the highest priority.…

Customer data at risk after breach at Zaxby’s

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Zaxby’s restaurant on East Main Street in Lincolnton has been identified as among those locations affected by a recent data security breach that may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information. Suspicious computer files believed to have originated from…