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One dead, one injured in wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An early morning accident on Thursday left one Lincolnton resident dead and another seriously injured. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at 12:03 a.m. concerning a motor vehicle crash where N. Cedar Street dead-ends at Hoke Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered…

Health Department welcomes new doctor

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven. “My mother was a nurse and had all of her books from nursing school…

Principal: Former Lincoln Charter student had hit list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents of Lincoln Charter School students attending the Lincolnton campus received a message from Principal Rachel Greer on Wednesday regarding a hit list that was found last week. Students informed a staff member that a fellow student had a folder that contained a “kill list.” On…

County approves water deal with Lincolnton

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After more than two years of negotiations, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council members have approved a water contract. County commissioners voted unanimously to approve a water contract with the City of Lincolnton at their meeting on Monday. City council members had previously…

Timber beasts make stop in city

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Business booming for Ellis Farms

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Big things are happening at Ellis Farms. What started as a family hobby of raising a few chickens has turned into a small farming business that seems to be growing at a rapid pace. “The size has gone up 300 percent,” Rick Ellis said. “Our profit…

Chickens come home to roost for Tim Cathey

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Tim Cathey is a disruptive innovator. He finds unexpected solutions to problems and creates new technology in the process. Some of that technology may soon impact farming practices in Lincoln County and beyond. Through his company, Novovita, Cathey has developed a line of bio-based agricultural products…

City council approves agreement with NCDOT

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a project agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting Thursday night that would begin improvements to the intersection of East Main Street and Generals Boulevard. According to City Manager Jeff Emory, the city has been working on…

Charlotte man in custody after numerous local felonies

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has taken a Charlotte man into custody in connection with an assault and kidnapping that occurred in Iron Station on Sept. 3. Christopher Scott Fore, 39, of 330 Goff Street in Charlotte, was charged with one felony count each of breaking…

Kiser Intermediate teacher wins award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A Charlotte law firm honored one Lincoln County teacher and several others across the region last Friday. Charles G. Monnett III & Associates partnered with Domino’s Pizza to create the program. According to the law firm’s website, the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award showcases one teacher…