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Severe storm system leaves Lincoln mostly unscathed

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  County reports few incidents after preparing for worst JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While Lincoln County emergency crews received multiple reports of fallen tree branches and one downed tree Thursday evening after heavy winds and rain tore through the region, county officials said the area narrowly escaped an encounter with…

Schools seek to control access

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Magnetically coded entry cards and vestibule-type holding areas for visitors appear to be in the works at most Lincoln County elementary and middle schools. Board members discussed the new security measures and other options during a special called committee session Thursday evening. The schools…

Essay contest winners

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Cool John Ferguson set to bring his Southern roots guitar back to Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Carolina native Cool John Ferguson, a seasoned “Southern roots” musician whom legendary blues artist Taj Mahal once considered to be among the top five guitar players in the world, will make his second appearance Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “He is just awesome…

Final Cherryville suspect pleads

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A former Cherryville police officer has become the final person accused in a federal investigation to plead guilty. Frankie Dellinger, 40, of Cherryville entered a guilty plea Thursday to: One count of money laundering, for which he could serve two decades in…

Luck runs out for sweepstakes centers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police and deputies have been teaming up to shut down Internet sweepstakes gaming centers accused of trying to illegally reopen more than a month after the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s 2010 ban, outlawing the particular type of activity as gambling.…

Shooting demonstration in Lincolnton

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Lincoln County leaders present legislative wish list

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  Flexible school calendar a priority SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s delegation to the North Carolina General Assembly lent an ear to local leaders Monday morning, just two days before the start of the new legislative session. Both N.C. Rep. Jason Saine and N.C. Sen. David Curtis were on…

Suspect accused in sexual assault on 8-year-old girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 44-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl last year at a county residence, police detectives said. Lincolnton officers charged Terry Lee Wilson, of 901 E. Pine Street, on Wednesday with one felony count of first-degree sex offense. However, additional…

Special meeting to focus on school security

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Plans to upgrade school security are getting rapid attention. Proposals to make local students and teachers safer and calm parents’ fears have prompted a special called meeting of the Board of Education’s Buildings and Site Committee this week. “We have a lot of information…