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Crimestoppers buys business cards for officers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly 100 Lincoln County officers will soon receive personalized business cards as part of Crimestoppers’ recent initiative to not only show gratitude for the area’s two prominent law enforcement agencies but also promote the nonprofit organization within the community. According to Crimestoppers board member Tom…

Lessons from the Master

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Karate instructor hopes to offer first-time youth offenders a second chance JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “You’ve got control over a person’s life because they’re listening to you,” local karate instructor Maurice Moore said. The internationally-known teacher and competitor wants to inspire local children and teens to maintain integrity and dream…

New eatery coming to downtown

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new farm-to-table food venture will take over the downtown Lincolnton site of the former 36th Street Bakery, Lincoln Economic Development Association officials announced Thursday. The restaurant, to be called Farmer Baker Sausage Maker, is owned by chef Cassie Parsons, Natalie Veres and Doug and Lillie…

Camp Meeting begins today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer America’s oldest religious campground meeting will return in full-swing today as thousands of faith-filled believers are expected to flock to the Denver area for at least the next 10 days. The 1,000 seat, open-air arbor at Rock Spring Campground will be the center of activity through…

Council hears from angry citizens

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council heard from some angry and persistent citizens during public comments at Thursday evening’s meeting. Despite voting to cut the newly imposed garbage fee in half during their July meeting, council members again heard complaints regarding the $5-a-month charge for trash pickup. Dr.…

Firefighters, MDA team up to ‘Fill the Boot’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer At least 25 Lincoln County firefighters will be stationed at area intersections this weekend collecting money for muscular dystrophy research and other diseases affecting the body’s muscle groups. The annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser drew in more than $12,000 in Lincoln County alone last year, Assistant…

New Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen to be crowned Saturday

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen will be crowned Saturday, with this year’s scholarship pageant taking place 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is one of many leading up to the annual Apple Festival…

McHenry to hold town hall meeting

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, will be hosting a town-hall discussion Monday evening in Lincolnton for area constituents. McHenry is expected to give an update on recent legislative activity in the United States Congress and discuss what to expect in the…

Man airlifted after city motorcycle wreck

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton police said a 25-year-old Maiden man was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after crashing his motorcycle Monday afternoon along a city street. Emergency Medical Services flew Christopher Allen Cottrell to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte following the incident, according to a police report. The…

Surveying the damage

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  Governor praises residents for their resilience JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Governor Pat McCrory visited various flood-damaged locations Tuesday afternoon throughout Lincoln and Catawba Counties. During his first stop, he surveyed the wreckage of a washed out bridge along Beam Lumber Road in Vale. He also arranged for a visit…