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Troopers: Woman hits school bus, blows .35

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in Lincolnton,…

Meet the Candidate: Danny Hester

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      MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   Danny Hester dove headfirst into the office of Register of Deeds, with his election in 2010, after a 38-year career as a funeral director. He doesn’t have to take a breather to campaign heavily this year thanks to an unopposed run for…

Egg hatching project gets under way

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Maiden farm to be featured on Food Network

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With more than 50 acres of land on their Maiden property, Josh Grant and his wife, Dr. Amanda Cline-Grant, have made a quite a mark on the community since 2005. On Sunday, their property Red Wolf Farm, located along Water Plant Road, will…

York County Sheriff’s Office releases footage of officer shooting involving Lincolnton man (video footage)

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant continues to show support for one of his agency’s deputies accused of shooting a Lincolnton man last month during a traffic stop. Earlier today, the York County Sheriff’s Office released video footage recorded on the officer’s dashboard camera during…

Local family uses tragic experience to help others

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Ever since an intoxicated driver struck and killed 20-year-old Crouse resident Andy Hovis in 2010, his family has been dedicated to helping others. The following year, the victim’s parents, Mark and Donna Hovis, along with Andy’s siblings Amber Bradford and Mark Jr., started the A.N.D.Y. Foundation.…

Artists and businesses getting ready for Art Crawl

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 80 local artists and 40 area businesses will unite in downtown Lincolnton Friday evening for the 5th Annual First Federal Savings Bank Art Crawl. From wooden sculptures to organic paintings, handmade jewelry and pottery, the city’s spring staple event will showcase a variety of…

Maiden man charged with teen sex crimes

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Fredell JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 26-year-old felon is accused of inappropriately touching a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Barry George Fredell, of 4132 Biggerstaff Road, on Friday. According to the arrest warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said, the suspect “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously…

Deputies looking for tips on pharmacy robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than a month after a western Lincoln County drug store was robbed of at least $1,000 worth of prescription pills, Sheriff’s detectives said they have yet to make an arrest in the case. The law enforcement agency issued a press release Friday afternoon again seeking…