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Teen hospitalized after SUV flips over

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON  STAFF WRITER A teen was rushed to the hospital after her vehicle flipped on a portion of roadway in western Lincoln County Tuesday morning. Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services along with Union Fire Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to 2181 Reepsville Road just before 8…

State leaders meet with Lincoln citizens

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SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton both made stops in Lincolnton on Friday. The Democratic politicians met with constituents to discuss pressing issues and rally support for their party. Hagan hosted her 50th “Conversations with Kay” at the Lincoln County Senior Center…

County to revisit divisive zoning question

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  SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will revisit a rezoning request at tonight’s meeting that previously elicited a divided response. The Times-News reported after the Sept. 12 meeting that applicant Josh Kiser’s request to rezone nearly an acre of land in Ironton Township from…

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,…