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Jason Saine ranked 5th in House for effectiveness

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine was voted the fifth-most-effective member of the House by his peers in Raleigh, according to a survey conducted by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. The poll asked House members, senators, lobbyists, lead legislative liaisons and capital news…

Trilogy Lake Norman grand opening set

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s largest new development will celebrate its progress next week with a grand opening event on its grounds. Trilogy Lake Norman, which, when complete, will house more than 1,600 homes, has finished its initial phase and four residents have already moved in. A community and…

Blank Canvas offers ‘art through observation’ to developing artists

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Dawn Summerton decided to offer art classes and start the business “Blank Canvas” in Lincolnton, she knew that she wanted to teach all ages but she also wanted to offer something special for children. “I just think art is great for kids and I want…

Missing woman located, arrested on heroin charge

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman who was reported missing on Friday has been located and is now facing a felony heroin charge. Michelle Lee Alpi, 26, of Timberlake Lane, was located on Monday after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives followed up leads that led them to the home of Jeffrey…

Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame kicks off new location with grand opening

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame, now located in the Lincoln Cultural Center, will host a grand opening for all inductees and their families on Friday. The Hall of Fame is preparing to open its doors to the public for the viewing of county sports…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest well attended, applauded

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Despite high winds that kept vendors on their toes all afternoon, the first Lincolnton Food and WineFest was considered to be well attended and a tremendous success. “It went fantastic,” event chair Anita McCall said. “Our vendors sold out of almost everything and are already asking…

NC General Assembly back for short session with big agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer State lawmakers reconvene in Raleigh today and, while a couple months ago the tiers system may have been thought to be at the forefront for the short session, a couple other issues continue to dominate the political conversation. Huntersville Republican Rep. Charles Jeter, according to the…

‘Hero Day’ brings real American heroes to local stage

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Students from Lincoln County high schools were treated to a visit from distinguished military heroes on Wednesday. Students gathered at the auditorium of North Lincoln High School for an education in bravery, helping those in need and, ultimately, how each decision made can determine the trajectory…

Runners take on Boston Marathon

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Full-time job responsibilities, 15 combined children and a 700-mile flight didn’t deter four Stanley women from accomplishing longtime dreams this week. The foursome traveled to, and competed together in, the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. The conditions, 70’s and sunny, were a…

KFC: Restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…