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Imaging center closes after CMC buyout

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      SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Sound Imaging, a formerly freestanding clinic on North Grove Street in Lincolnton, closed last Friday after being purchased by Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. Prior to the acquisition, the clinic, once named Blue Ridge Radiology, was the last independently owned imaging center in Western…

Federal agents assist in fire probe

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Federal authorities assisted local police and fire officials in investigating three fires that they believe were intentionally started by incendiary devices Thursday night in Lincolnton. According to Chief Mike Lee with Lincolnton Fire Department, firefighters responded to an extensive vehicle fire on Bonview…

Challenge to Judge Foster rejected

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer     A panel voted Friday morning not to accept a challenge to District Court Judge Anna (Dina) Foster’s residency and right to seek re-election. Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Bill C. Beam, who was an observer at the hearing, confirmed the ruling to…

Docket includes 4 major sex crime cases

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Four suspects accused in sexual crime cases are due to appear in Superior Court this week. Michael Brett Postell, 23, of 204 E. 1st Street in Cherryville, has been charged with indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape and first-degree kidnapping for…

Smart Boards changing Lincoln Co. classrooms

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  Teacher Peggy Andrews uses a SMART Board as an educational tool with her third grade class at Battleground Elementary School. The interactive boards have largely replaced traditional chalkboards and whiteboards in classrooms.   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A fly on the wall in Peggy Andrews’ third-grade class at…

Crawling with art

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    Students from the Suzuki School of Music in Hickory, including several from Lincoln County, performed Friday evening on the stairs at First Methodist Church during the Art Crawl in downtown Lincolnton.     Mary Ann Bynum (right) explains the care of wooden bowls made by her husband Robert,…

4 get federal time for tax fraud scheme

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Four Lincoln County residents, including three from Lincolnton and one from Vale, were sentenced Wednesday to at least a year behind bars for defrauding the government by obtaining false tax refunds in a scheme that began in early 2010. According to a press release from…

Suspect charged in 1993 rape case

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Mecklenburg County man accused of raping a teen girl in Lincoln County nearly two decades ago was arrested this week, deputies said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s authorities apprehended Stephen Eugene Malcolm, 60, of 452 Rhyne Road in Charlotte, on Tuesday, a press release said.…

2 WLHS students accused in vehicle break-ins

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two West Lincoln High School students are accused of breaking into multiple vehicles earlier this month in an area on the county’s western end. The 16-year-old Lincolnton residents allegedly stole GPS units, a purse and a case of 40 CDs from unlocked vehicles located…

State labor commissioner presents Lincoln safety awards

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    NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presents a safety award to Marti Hovis of the Lincoln County Senior Center. SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County companies were recognized Thursday night for their efforts in providing safe workplaces for their employees. The 2012 Safety Awards Banquet, co-hosted by the…