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Teen hopes to help family met on mission trip

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Pumpkin Center teen is dedicated to raising money to purchase a new living space for an out-of-state family that once lived in a tent. After traveling to War, W. Va., for a mission trip last year, Margo Willis could not believe what she…

ELMS team takes adult spelling bee

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Theatre Guild’s ‘Seussical’ sure to delight audiences

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   From flashy costumes and an elaborately-decorated set to catchy tunes performed by a dancing cast, the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production this month of “Seussical” is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages in the community. Performances will be 7 p.m.…

Woman charged with stealing from work

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A southeastern Lincoln County woman is accused of taking more than $9,000 from her workplace since November, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Marcia Haggins Nealey, 41, on Saturday, charging her with one felony count of larceny by employee. She admitted to…

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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