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County set to swear in election winners

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Monday night’s Lincoln County Board of Commission meeting will begin in a more ceremonious manner than usual, as newly elected and re-elected members are inducted. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will commence with Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley formally swearing in re-elected Commissioners Alex Patton and…

Students serve up murder mystery drama, plus dessert

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer While other area groups rehearse for holiday-themed shows to end the year, the Lincolnton High drama club has a different type of production in mind for this weekend ­— a murder mystery with a touch of comedy. “An Inconvenient Corpse,” by Pat Cook, centers around a…

Police round up drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Christmas came early for some area residents this morning, but instead of colored lights and holiday cheer, they were greeted with search warrants and handcuffs as city police executed its first drug round-up of 2012. A month after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office swept…

Production stirs up some holiday spirits

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  Theatre Guild serves up ‘Mr. Scrooge’ AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, bringing to life the story of grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey with the ghosts that accompany him through his past, present…

Missing teen believed to be runaway

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are on the hunt for a missing Denver teen who was last seen Sunday evening at her residence. Family of Amanda Marie Atkins, 16, of Lake Shore Road South, told the Sheriff’s Office she was at home around 5:30 p.m. but was…

Sheriff credits tips with leading to arrest in break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man is facing 35 criminal charges after Sheriff’s deputies said he broke into numerous vehicles earlier this fall in subdivisions east of N.C. 150. Detectives arrested Allen Scott Waters, II, 23, of 1046 Mansion Drive, on Monday and charged him with multiple…

Hospital building expansion

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently broke ground on a new medical office designed to expand the range of services the hospital currently offers. The expansion will provide space for 35 physicians in 13 specialties to meet growing community needs on the CMC-Lincoln campus, according to…

Deputies say surveillance leads to narcotics charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Sheriff’s narcotics investigators were successful in apprehending two Lincoln County men and one Gaston County man on drug-related charges Monday night after searching a residence and completing two surveillance operations, officers said. Deputies arrested Phillip Lawrence Byers, 42, of 228 Bessemer City Road in…

Festival of trees kicks off

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Bright lights and ornaments will cover 112 trees, while the smell of homemade cookies lingers in the air of the former Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln hospital building this week, as the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Festival of Trees event kicks off its second year.…

Ushering in the season in Lincolnton

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