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City election on Tuesday

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  SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   Lincolnton residents who are of age and registered to vote are reminded that they are eligible to participate in Tuesday’s city election. Voting will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at all precincts that include Lincolnton voters, including: Boger City Fire Department…

Restaurants team up to promote Hospice

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER Five Lincoln County Restaurants are teaming up with Hospice and Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region this month in honor of National Hospice Month in “Dining Out for Hospice.” On designated days in November, the restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales to area…

King publishes book of haunted tales

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  MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   The inspiration for Beau King’s Eternal Tales Vol. 1 was the tales of haunted places passed down by his family. Growing up in the Rhyne Heights neighborhood in Lincolnton, King thrived on the ghost stories told by his grandparents, as well as his…

Events draw attention, funds for domestic violence organization

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   “No one hits or beats someone for no reason,” Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said. Lingerfelt knows domestic violence is not just a worldwide problem but also a local issue affecting the emotional and/or physical lives of area…

Lincoln drug seizures keep crime lab busy

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Lincoln County ranks at the top of the list when it comes to which area agency sends the highest number of drug cases to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab. Both the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincolnton Police Department have been sending…

Former NASCAR star arrested on drug charges

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Lincoln County law enforcement aided Catawba County authorities Tuesday night in arresting former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield for methamphetamine possession. Mayfield may face additional charges in the future, Catawba County Sheriff’s Capt. Joel Fish said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office authorities assisted in the execution of…

NC House Speaker fields questions at town hall

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  SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   During Wednesday’s town hall meeting at the Lincoln Cultural Center, North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis fielded questions covering a variety of topics, while also addressing a few issues of his own choosing. Following an introduction by N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln,…

ELHS thespians tackle adult themes in ‘Children’s Hour’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   East Lincoln High School’s drama program presented its first performance of the year Thursday night with a production that’s been labeled one of the “raciest” scripts in school history. The Children’s Hour first hit movie screens in 1961 as Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James…

Knights to offer patriotic encore

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   Fans of inspiring patriotic music and marching bands have one final opportunity to see “Red, White and You” 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. Neil Underwood, director of the Band of Knights, said the inspiration for the award-winning show was a patriotic…

Gaston convicted felon linked to Lincoln break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   A Gaston County man with a history of felony convictions has been connected to two separate break-ins Tuesday morning at automotive businesses in Lincoln County’s eastern end. The break-ins occurred only an hour apart from one another, authorities said. Joshua David Carter, 23, of 304-A…