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Iron Station man charged for stabbing

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A stabbing incident at an Iron Station home over the weekend sent one man to the hospital and another to the county jail, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Justin Trey Brown, 28, of 4841 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station, is accused of stabbing…

Saine honored for fight against puppy mills

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A group of special canine guests visited Governor Pat McCrory’s Executive Mansion this weekend. Governor and First Lady McCrory hosted a Dog Adoption and Humane Awards event at the Executive Mansion Saturday. The Governor told the Associated Press that as many as 30 shelter…

Firefighters inform on dangers of carbon monoxide

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Church to host Obamacare information session

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting Tuesday, Lincoln County residents will get the opportunity to enroll in the country’s new healthcare system alongside a local insurance professional and learn more clearly about the changes affecting them. Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton has teamed up with Piedmont Benefits Group…

Teen escapses police custody

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One of two Catawba County teens arrested Thursday morning for breaking into vehicles at a Lincoln County business escaped handcuffs and fled the back of a patrol vehicle, deputies said.  Shortly after a Catawba County officer detained Jacob Andrew Royles, 17, of 5530 View…

Commissioners to consider state grant money for emergency shelter

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to approve to agree and accept a $101,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management for a Western Shelter Project at its meeting tonight. The board is also being…

Christian Ministry looks to stock shelves with toys for Christmas

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Turnout was high for city elections

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This year’s City Council elections brought more voters to polls than usual. According to Lincoln County’s Director of Elections Bradley Putnam, 1,934 votes were cast in this year’s City Council elections, meaning roughly 32% of Lincolnton’s residents voted. “Compared to the 2011 elections, we were up…

Church sexton finds his calling at St. Luke’s

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Glen Thorpe will never forget the day a mother and her daughter mistook him for a ghost while he cleaned in and around the headstones at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. The 52-year-old church sexton had momentarily walked behind one of the graveyard’s large, shaded…

Fundraiser aims to help fight child abuse

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