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A long time coming

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      Linda Fortenberry celebrated the 50th anniversary of her employment at Mohican Mills on March 19.   Image courtesy of…

Meet the Candidate: Alex Patton

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   Alex Patton has been a familiar face on the political scene in Lincoln County for the better part of two decades. He was began his political career with runs for school board in the late 1990s, was elected to the county’s Board of…

Student films detail dangers of prescription drug abuse

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Because the North Carolina Department of Justice noted prescription pills kill more people annually than any other illegal substance, and is specifically a problem among North Carolina teens, the agency is raising awareness about the drug epidemic by hosting a student video contest for…

Two turntables and a microphone

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Man accused of assault after sucking woman’s toes

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on March 17 has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said last Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the…

A Night in Persia, via Vale

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Library celebrates Shakespeare

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Public Library, together with a number of other counties across the state, is currently hosting a Community Read effort and series of events in honor of one of history’s greatest poets and playwrights — William Shakespeare. Since the English writer and actor…

Meet the Candidate: Candy Burgin

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   Candy Stevens Burgin puts a premium on customer service. She cut her teeth at King’s Office Supply soon after graduating from Lincolnton High School and has grown with an office assistant position at the Department of Transportation. She’s held a leadership position as current…

Police: Serial toe sucker charged

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a man they said sucked a stranger’s toes after luring the person to try on shoes inside the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday. Michael A. Brown, a registered sex offender from Concord, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female by the Lincolnton Police…

A war hero looks back

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Local man served valiantly with 105th Engineer Combat Battalion JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton native John David Abernathy, who served for 15 months during World War II, is considered the last surviving member of the United States Army’s 105th Engineer Combat Battalion. Nicknamed by the Germans as “Roosevelt’s SS,” the…