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Student winners announced for Robinson-Lineberger competition

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Staff report Student winners of the 2015 Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition were recently announced for six categories including elementary, middle school and high school prose and poetry. The annual event for the Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsored by Robinson-Lineberger Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council and Arts Council of Lincoln…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest hits the streets on Saturday

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  PHIL PERRY Senior Writer With weather predicted to be on the sunny side of things, the first annual Lincolnton Food and WineFest is prepared to kick off on Saturday morning with food trucks, wineries, artisan breweries, juried art, folk artists, children’s attractions and a Soil & Water Conservation District…

Deputies: Iron Station man sold heroin

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with selling heroin to an undercover detective. Timothy Wallace Smith, 23, of Trinity Lane, was arrested on Sunday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Smith was making regular trips to the Charlotte area to purchase heroin that he later…

KFC: Denver restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…

Deputies: Dealer arrested after accidentally calling detective

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Staff report Two Lincoln County residents are facing felony drug charges after allegedly accidentally calling an undercover detective, thinking he was someone else, and offering to sell him meth. Deputies said Angela Lingerfelt Juarez, 43, of Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, and Robert Castillo, 44, of Miller’s Park Lane in Vale, inadvertently…

Commissioner questions LEDA budget request

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though the executive director of Lincoln County’s economic development agency attempted to defend his budget requests on Monday, Cliff Brumfield left the meeting with a difference of opinion from at least one county commissioner. Martin Oakes questioned Brumfield, who oversees the Lincoln Economic Development Association, on…

Boy Scout project rejuvenates Sonoco Library

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Boy Scout from Troop 82 in Lincolnton put his plan and design into motion as he, along with his fellow scouts, overhauled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Sonoco Research Library. Blair McMurry, 15, raised about $1,200 and, along with help from his grandfather, designed, built and…

New leaders weigh in on city budget

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Since November, the landscape of Lincolnton city government has changed dramatically. The city lost 20 years of experience when Ward 4 Republican Roby Jetton defeated Democrat Larry Mac Hovis. It lost another 17 years when John “Les” Cloninger resigned his Ward 2 seat for health reasons…

County names new animal services supervisor

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Hannah Beaver, an attendant with Chatham County Animal Services, has been chosen to supervise Lincoln County’s animal shelter, County Manager Kelly Atkins announced Monday. The England-born Beaver, who currently resides in Durham, will start her new role on May 2. Beaver was hired in part, Atkins…

JK Silencers to open doors in downtown

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Jeremy Kupper has seen his business grow from an elaborate setup in his garage in Lincolnton to a Main Street storefront within a four-year span. “It feels really good to have a storefront,” he said. “There were limitations to my previous workspace. I’m really happy to…