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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…

Patton, Burgin to run against Hatley for Lincoln County Clerk of Court

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer     While the official filing for the 2014 primary is months away, two elected officials and the incumbent have already taken action by filing letters of intent for Lincoln County’s clerk of court position. Candy Burgin, chairwoman for the Lincoln County Schools Board…

City candidates address the issues at forum

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lowering taxes, recruiting businesses and attracting young people to Lincoln County were among the key points discussed at the Candidate Forum for City Elections on Tuesday. The forum gave the five candidates the opportunity to express their platforms on a variety of questions approved…

McHenry to face Republican challenger

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Belmont resident Richard Lynch announced earlier this week that he intends to run against Congressman Patrick McHenry in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 10th District congressional seat. In his press release, Lynch states that he has worked as a manufacturer and entrepreneur. Although…

Rep. Saine honored with Public Leadership award

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The North Carolina Technology Association has announced two of the three individual award winners for the NCTA 21 Awards Gala. Lincoln County’s General Assembly representative Jason Saine will be honored with the Public Leadership Award. The award is given to a public sector individual…

Fire damages city plant

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A blaze that broke out at a Lincolnton plant Sunday morning demolished a trailer and destroyed several thousands of dollars in railroad equipment, plant officials said. Lincolnton Fire Department responded just before 7 a.m. to Omni Products, Inc., located at 1591 North Aspen…