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Dirt bike stolen from murder scene

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police were called to the scene of a recent murder in Lincolnton on Monday after neighbors said they spotted someone suspicious on the property. Officers responded to the home on Salem Church Road around 9 p.m. after neighbors contacted 911. Police said they canvassed…

Lincoln County Hospice settling in at new location

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County will observe its recent move to a larger facility with a special celebration for the community Thursday at the new location. Following nearly three decades of being stationed on North Cedar Street in Lincolnton, with little parking…

Meet the Candidate: Bill Beam

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County resident Bill Beam has spent his entire life enjoying the opportunities the county has to offer. His home, located in North Brook, sits on the acres of land his grandfather once owned. “It’s home for me,” he said. “I like history…

Meth, needles, fake IDs seized during traffic stop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they arrested two Catawba County residents and one Caldwell County man Sunday morning after locating a knife, hypodermic needles, counterfeit identification documents and methamphetamine inside the suspects’ vehicle during a traffic stop on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton. Officers initiated a stop on the…

Officers talk about deadly standoff with murder suspect

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    Anthony Ray Osburn admitted killing wife, police say   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have identified the cause of death for a Lincolnton woman allegedly murdered by her estranged husband on Thursday before dying himself after a standoff with county SWAT officers. Officers said, following an autopsy of…

GOP faithful go over issues at convention

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Republican delegates from across the county met Saturday for Lincoln County’s Annual GOP Convention. The convention, led by State Representative Jason Saine and Lincoln County Republican Party Chairman Jon Propst, was held at the Senior Center on the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College.…

‘Pink Sunday’ to inform about breast cancer

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Today is the final day for Lincoln County churches serving African-American populations to register to participate in the annual cancer awareness event known as “Pink Sunday.” For the fourth consecutive year, the local effort is being sponsored by the Lincoln County Health Department…

Meet the Candidate: Anita McCall

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A North Carolina native, Republican Board of Commissioners candidate Anita McCall was born and raised in Stanley. When she was not studying in school, McCall could be found working. “When I was 12, I started working with a local florist in Stanley,” McCall…

Suspect killed by SWAT team

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  Murder suspect shoots at officer, flees to apartment complex, is later killed after firing at SWAT team   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   A suspect in a Lincolnton murder and an attempted shooting of a police officer was shot and killed by county SWAT…

Century-old quilt comes home

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Earlier this month, the Lincoln County Historical Association added a more than century-old quilt to its valuable collection of local pieces. Each item the LCHA obtains represents the local color of the community’s previous generations. Hand-stitched in 1900 by Lincoln County…