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Charlotte trio charged for forged prescription

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Mecklenburg County man struck a Lincoln County narcotics investigator Thursday night during a struggle at an area pharmacy where deputies said they responded to investigate an incident about a possible forged prescription. Three Charlotte men were charged in the incident including Courtney Stephon Redfearn, 36,…

Board of Education to hold more discussion on Asbury

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday night to discuss the future of Asbury Alternative School. Discussion has been brought up in previous community meetings as to whether the alternative school should be renovated or relocated to a different school campus. While Chairwoman Candy Burgin…

Laboratory Mill celebrates grand opening with scholar visit

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Halloween comes to Main Street

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Plant capacity driving city water debate

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Water. It is a vital resource that society often takes for granted. It is embedded into the daily rituals of cleaning, cooking, recreational activities and energy production. It is essential for one to exist. But where do the people of Lincoln County and Lincolnton…

Pot plant seized in bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies seized drugs and a marijuana plant Wednesday afternoon from an Iron Station residence, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Robert Eugene Kinsler Jr., 28, of Trinity Lane, was taken into custody in the incident. Officers first went to the suspect’s home around…

Missing man found safe

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A missing Lincoln County man has been located in Charlotte, deputies said. Officers found 42-year-old Glenn Ray Johnson, of Eaker Road on the county’s southwestern end, at a Transportation Transit Station on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies had gone to the area to…

Blue Devils pay Wolves a visit

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Santa Claus is coming to town

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Rich Rice was standing in line at a Maiden Food Lion nearly two years ago when he received the invitation to attend Santa school. His friend and Santa mentor, Cliff Snider, also known as “Cliff Kringle,” called Rice about the opportunity. Snider has not…

Emmanuel celebrates 100 years

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Emmanuel Reformed Church of Lincolnton recently celebrated a significant milestone — the 100th anniversary of its current worship facility. While the church building was not erected until 1913, for the low cost of under $10,000, members met as early as 1785 in area homes,…