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Bluegrass concert

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Local bluegrass band Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge performed Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton. From left are Jason Hinshaw on fiddle, Boyd Hulin on mandolin, Kevin Richardson on guitar, Scott Burgess on bass and Chris Ward on banjo. Image courtesy of…

Couple found dead inside home

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Lincolnton Police Chief: Treating as homicide victims JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff writer A married couple found dead inside their home Thursday at 1622 Broome Street in Lincolnton are being treated by police as homicide victims, according to Police Chief Rodney Jordan. The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call about the…

Firefighters help build ramp for injured colleague

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It’s been nearly two weeks since Lincolnton firefighter Adam Dancoff fractured his vertebrae after diving off a boat into a shallow part of Lake Norman, placing him in the hospital. Firefighters from various local agencies have united to construct a wheelchair ramp for Adam at his…

Principals prepare for new schools

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Administrators in a few Lincoln County schools will be getting used to some changes in scenery as the school year gets under way this fall. One faculty member accepted a higher position at another establishment, and all three others will be adjusting to different staff and…

Bluegrass band to launch CD with Lincolnton concert

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge are tuning their guitars, banjos, mandolins and voices as they prep for their show and album-launch party on Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The bluegrass quartet is making stops near their hometowns to promote their new CD, starting with Lincolnton…

New halfway house to serve area women

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Phoenix Counseling Center is preparing to open the first halfway house for substance-abusing women in the three-county region it serves. The effort is part of Lincoln County’s expansion of mental-health services. The home will be located on East McBee Street in Lincolnton. Phoenix currently operates two…

Deputies shocked by response to medicine roundups

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a medicine drop at agency headquarters this weekend to rid local streets of prescription pills and help cut down on prescription pill abuse, a growing epidemic across the country, according to the Center for Disease Control. Nearly 30,000 Americans…

Getting theatrical at camp

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Lincoln Theatre Guild’s Drama Camp teaches students about acting, stagecraft AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Hippie headbands, peace signs and cereal box jukeboxes are among the props local students are crafting during Lincoln Theatre Guild’s drama camp this week. The group split the camp into two one-week sections — one to…

Former school administrator takes the pulpit for Vale congregation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer After more than three decades as a Lincoln County school administrator, Hazelene Ford answered God’s call on her life to lead a church congregation. Prior to starting July 1 as head pastor at Davis Chapel AME Zion Church in Vale, Ford served several years as a…

Husband charged in knife attack

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An Iron Station man faces assault charges after attacking his wife with a knife over the weekend at their residence, deputies said. Terry Steven Vance, 52, used a kitchen knife to cut his wife’s arms Sunday at their home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded…