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Tax agents shut down businesses

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LTN Staff Reports   Two longtime staples of Lincoln County’s restaurant industry were closed late last week as a result of alleged tax evasion by the owners. Aunt Bessie’s on North Aspen Street and It’s Grill on East Main Street, both in Lincolnton, were shut down by the North Carolina…

School Board set to adopt new districts

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to adopt new election districts during tonight’s meeting. The board has narrowed the final choices down to three, known as Plan 13, 14 and 15. Under recently adopted legislation sponsored by former N.C. Rep. Johnathan Rhyne, future…

Tearing down the house

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James and Devonda Friday’s home in Lincolnton is demolished Monday for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show as cast, crew and volunteers watch and record the demolition. A larger home is being built for the Fridays at the site.…

Deputies: Drug sting leads to heroin bust

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After nearly three weeks of undercover work, Sheriff’s narcotics officers busted two Iron Station residents for heroin possession Monday night. Angel Elizabeth Marie Moses, 22, of 6128 Nolen Acres Lane, and Joshua Lee Nolen, 27, of 6125 Nolen Acres Lane, have each been placed under…

Denver motorist charged for cocaine after traffic stop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies charged a Denver man with cocaine possession following a traffic stop in the eastern end of the county on Tuesday. Authorities said they stopped the vehicle after noticing a headlight was burned out. The stop occurred around 2 p.m. on N.C. 27, near Asbury Church…

EL fire team plans 3rd year aiding needy kids

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The East Lincoln Fire Department is hoping to do its part this holiday season in helping the community by taking several needy children and their families Christmas shopping Thursday as part of its third-annual ELF Project. Fire officials expect to aid more than 100 children…

Celebrating in Cat Square

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TV show builds new home for Lincoln family

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Staff Reports   The family of James and Devonda Friday was greeted Sunday morning by Bellamy Homes and the stars of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with news that they are the television show’s newest beneficiaries. Bellamy Homes will immediately begin demolishing their old house at 105 Moore St. in…

Federal officers arrest suspected heroin dealer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Gaston County woman wanted for heroin possession since August was finally apprehended by U.S. Marshal’s officers Thursday night. A Sheriff’s Office press release said that 28-year-old Karen Michelle Helms, formerly of 118 Vista Park Drive in Dallas, but who now lists a Cramerton address,…

Parading in Cat Square

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  Image courtesy of Ronn McCann / Special to LTN…