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Local band Jerry’s Bones brings groove, soul on debut album

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Bands are like a marriage,” local guitarist Cameron Matthews said. “If you don’t have commitment or compromise, it won’t work.” Matthews is one of four members who comprise Jerry’s Bones — a former Christian band who recently released their first album, “Moving On.” The CD’s title…

Families enjoy Spooktacular

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Miller Carson, 2, and Jaxon Stamey, 18 months, play at at the 5th Annual Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties Family Spook-Tacular hosted by Woodmill Winery on Saturday.…

Ceremonies honor fallen heroes

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Servicemen Mercer, Seagle remembered for valor, patriotism JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two local military men who each lost their lives during overseas missions two days apart in October 1983 were honored this week in Lincoln County. Captain Jeb Franklin Seagle, of Lincolnton, died at the age of 30 following a…

Businessman with Denver ties indicted on federal charges

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A federal grand jury indicted a former Denver business man this month on 30 counts of charges related to an organized retail theft scheme involving the transportation of millions of dollars in stolen non-prescription drugs and other goods from state-to-state, according to the United States Attorney’s…

Two men charged after stolen ATV crash

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man was airlifted to an area hospital and another man arrested Thursday morning follow-ing a stolen ATV crash, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offi ce said.The in-cident took place east of Lincoln-ton, depu-ties said.Accord-ing to an agency press release, offi cers spot-ted the…

Police investigating more allegations against doctor charged with patient rape

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police said they are now investigating a number of additional allegations from individuals who have reported that a former area doctor, accused this week of raping a patient, also had inappropriate physical contact with them over the years. Police arrested former Lincolnton OB-GYN John Everett Marshall,…

Reception to welcome new county manager Jackson

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It has been almost two months since William “Tracy” Jackson’s first day as Lincoln County’s new county manager. Hired in early August by a unanimous vote of approval by the Board of Commissioners, he was chosen to replace George Wood, who retired at the end of…

Man charged for sex with teen girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Sherrills Ford man was involved in a sex-related incident with a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Matthew Dylan Miller, 22, of 2434 Wellesbourne Lane, has been charged with one felony count each of taking indecent liberties with a…

LEDA lauds international businesses

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer More than a dozen international businesses gathered together to celebrate their achievements at Lincoln County’s Laboratory Mill, a place that many refer to as “the cradle of North Carolina’s textile industry.” The annual event is hosted by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. According to their Existing…

Doctor charged with rape of patient

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A former Lincolnton OB-GYN accused of raping a female patient more than a decade ago is out on bond and has hired a local attorney. John Everett Marshall, 59, appeared in district court Tuesday morning on charges of first-degree rape, conspiracy…