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Lenoir woman wins Lincoln Idol

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer She was the last singer in a round of 10 for the finals of the first ever Lincoln Idol competition. It wouldn’t have mattered how the order was jumbled or restructured. LaRhonda Carlton was that good. Her passion, soul and undeniable talent would have been enough…

Local legislators defend Medicaid privatization

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer General Assembly legislators leapt over perhaps the session’s final big hurdle last week, approving Medicaid privatization while delaying many of its changes. The hopes are that the change from per-visit payments to up-front per-patient payments will provide the state a clearer idea of what the program…

Three seriously injured in weekend crashes

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A mother and her two daughters are in critical condition after the vehicle that Rebecca Walsh was driving ran off of the road and dropped into the median and rolled several times, ejecting the children, ages 3 and 11, from the SUV. According to the North…

Crop walk merges local, global missions

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A tradition for more than 20 years, the East Lincoln Crop Walk for Hunger will take place on Oct. 4 and will begin the annual trek at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. The funds raised through the event will benefit the overall work and ministry of…

Lincolnton man facing more child porn charges

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Staff report A 37-year-old Lincoln County man arrested on Aug. 27 on charges that he possessed child pornography has been served with five additional felony child pornography charges by Gastonia police. Daniel Lee Rathbone, of 1483 Rhodes Rhyne Road in Lincolnton, was served five more felony second degree sexual exploitation…

Denver Christian Academy mulls expansion, looks to future

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer It’s been open to students for barely a month, but Denver Christian Academy is already looking toward expansion. Informational meetings at the school begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. for parents interested in enrolling their children in K-5 programs. If enough sign up, the school could be…

Carter-Fish debuts as director for Lincoln Theatre Guild

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Production of ‘Clue: The Musical’ begins on Oct. 2 PHIL PERRY Staff Writer While Fort Edward, New York native Ron Carter-Fish has an extensive resume with credits on the stage and as a director, his Lincoln County debut will take place on Oct. 2 when the Lincoln Theatre Guild opens…

Senior Center promotes ‘healing tree’ for Alzheimer’s awareness

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 700,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 65 will die with Alzheimer’s Disease. It stands as the only disease in the country among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. In…

Hovercraft project engages students with science

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The fifth grade teachers at Iron Station Elementary School took a break on Thursday, allowing their students to take care of the tasks at hand. Armed with limited direction, three classes occupied the school’s cafeteria with a mission to complete. By the end of the day,…

Extreme sports park gets mixed response at community meeting

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In preparation for Tuesday night’s community meeting, Brittan Schnell set out 50 chairs in the hopes that it would easily be enough to accommodate the anticipated audience. Little did the former NASCAR team owner know that the seats would fill quickly and close to 100 would…