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New kid on the block, sort of

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Eaddy looking forward to serving as elected official ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It has been almost three weeks since Lincolnton voters elected Martin Eaddy to serve on the City Council. New to the realm of politics, he knows his term will be challenging, and mistakes may be made. But he…

Local students named to All-American Marching Band

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County students were among only eight high schoolers across the state picked to play in this year’s United States Army All-American Marching Band. Students throughout the country will unite Jan. 4 on the Alamodome field in San Antonio, Texas, to play…

Love of aviation leads to man’s eclectic collection

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Minnesota native Daniel Neuman is an enthusiast for anything related to his passion for aviation. His hangar at Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport is proof of that, with aviation magazines dating back to the 1940s, propellers from airplanes of decades past, and even the engine from the…

Fire claims Vale house

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Firefighters from three counties battled a residential blaze for more than three hours Wednesday night near the Lincoln-Catawba line, Catawba County fire officials said. A resident of 9279 Willis Road in Vale called the Catawba County Communications Center just after 10 p.m., Catawba…

Sheriff’s Office rounds up more drug offenders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I firmly believe without the aggressive efforts of all our officers and especially our drug enforcement team,” Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said, “we would be years behind in our abilities to track down and send…drug offenders to jail, and ultimately, prison.” With the unveiling of…

Students help get Santa’s house ready

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Animal Shelter goes ‘no-kill’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County is making strides to provide a brighter future for its local animals. During the county’s Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night, the board unanimously voted to adopt the philosophy and move toward implementing the “No Kill Equation” in their animal shelters. According to a…

McHenry, committee to hold hearing in Gastonia

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gastonia will host the first in a series of U.S. congressional hearings Friday regarding the impact ObamaCare has had thus far on Americans. The hearings plan to examine issues surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the changes in premium costs for healthcare coverage.…

Denver man charged for break-in

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A woman called 911 early Saturday morning after deputies said a neighbor tried to break into her eastern Lincoln County home. Jacob Todd Gladden, 38, of 7355 Executive Circle, is accused of trying to break into a Denver residence around 5:30 a.m., according…

North Lincoln drama students present ‘Almost, Maine’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Love and heartbreak are the primary themes of North Lincoln High School’s performance this month of John Carianai’s 2007 play Almost, Maine, as more than a dozen students use the stage to capture the blossoming and perilous conditions of a mythical northern town’s friendships and romantic…