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Denver event aims to fight hunger

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Local and international hunger will be the topic of interest this weekend for the county’s eastern end. The annual East Lincoln area’s CROP Hunger Walk will commence 2 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. The purpose of the yearly event is to raise…

Man charged with shooting vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale man is accused of shooting a gun at a vehicle carrying his girlfriend and another woman over the weekend near the Lincoln-Catawba line, deputies said. Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of 245 Boyles Road, allegedly fired shots at a Jeep Cherokee just before 5…

Young piano whiz coming to town

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  Umi Garrett, 13, set to play Cultural Center JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Barely a teen, Orange County, Calif., native Umi Garrett has already performed for audiences across the globe with her prodigy-like piano talent. From Germany to Italy, Latvia to Panama, the 13-year-old musician strikes piano keys at unbelievable…

County unemployment rate sees dip

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County saw a significant drop in its unemployment rate for August, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday. The number dropped more than one percentage point to 8.6 percent, down from 9.8 percent a month earlier.…

City to consider contracts with county, again

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Discussion of various contracts with Lincoln County will once again be on the agenda for the Lincolnton City Council Thursday night. During the group’s previous meeting, it was decided to send revised versions of the agreements, regarding the sale of city water and the county’s…

Bomb found at child porn bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said they located a homemade bomb Tuesday morning while searching the home of a man also accused of possessing child pornography. Detectives Sally Dellinger and Dan Renn, assisted by officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, executed a search warrant…

Lion’s Club offers vision screening to students

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Friends remember wreck victim as happy, friendly man

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “When you saw him coming, you knew that you were going to smile,” Jerry Long said of longtime friend and Crouse resident Michael Rhyne, who passed away this week in a vehicle wreck in Gaston County. Long, a former Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy, met…

Pro-Motion Motor expands in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Pro-Motion Motor Company recently completed an expansion that owner James “Buddy” Chaney hopes will allow his company to continue on its path of growth. “I really want to thank God and the support of our community,” he said Tuesday. Without either, he added, Pro-Motion…

Community Foundation gives grants to local charities

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $12,000 in grant monies to eight area nonprofits to assist with programs primarily affecting students, pregnant women, needy residents and the area’s homeless population. The LCCF, established more than a decade ago as a charitable giving…