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YMCA annual prayer breakfast set for Wednesday morning

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Before the official start of one of the busiest times of the year, the Lincoln County YMCA invites the community to “welcome in the holiday season through the lens of a Christian message” by participating in the organization’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, a…

School board censures Houser

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  Board member didn’t show to defend himself against accusations AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education acted unanimously Wednesday to censure outgoing board member Tommy Houser over his activities during his recent failed bid for re-election. Prior to their vote, the board received sharply…

Deputies: Suspects had 2 kilos of cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two out-of-county men are being held under a $1 million bond apiece after deputies said they located two kilos of cocaine inside their vehicle Thursday morning during a traffic stop on U.S. 321. After seizing what Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators have deemed the…

Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

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    Man, Woman, Small Business and Industry of the Year named SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local community leaders and industries alike were recognized Thursday night during the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with a…

New leader for LEDA announced

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Cliff Brumfield of Brookhaven, Miss., has been hired to head up Lincoln County’s economic development efforts. The Lincoln Economic Development Association announced late Thursday afternoon that Brumfield will be its new executive director starting in January. The move comes after previous director Barry Matherly…

VH1 show set to shoot scene in Lincolnton

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Camera crews, microphones and other cast and crew members involved with cable TV network VH1’s “Black Ink” reality show, will be making a stop at a Lincolnton restaurant to film a scene for the show, set to premiere next year. An area native will…

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   A vehicle struck and killed a 48-year-old man while he was crossing a Lincolnton intersection over the weekend, according to officials with Emergency Medical Services. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Sunday at the corner of S. Generals Boulevard and S. Laurel…

Deputies seek tips on at-large drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than a dozen people, five of whom are out-of-county residents, remain at-large in connection with last month’s countywide drug round-up initiated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies remain on the hunt for 14 of the more than 50 individuals indicted in “Operation…

Officers: Intruder’s escape prevented

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies skillfully kept a Lincolnton man from escaping the area business he broke into Sunday morning and arrested him on scene, the Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded to Golden Shears Hairstyling and Tanning Salon on N.C. 182 around 2:15 a.m. after a caller told…

College Application Week focuses on seniors’ future

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Local high school seniors aspiring to attend college next year can rest a little easier until Friday, as application fees are waived this week. College Application Week is under way at four Lincoln County schools, allowing students to apply for community college and participating…