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McHenry, committee to hold hearing in Gastonia

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gastonia will host the first in a series of U.S. congressional hearings Friday regarding the impact ObamaCare has had thus far on Americans. The hearings plan to examine issues surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the changes in premium costs for healthcare coverage.…

Denver man charged for break-in

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A woman called 911 early Saturday morning after deputies said a neighbor tried to break into her eastern Lincoln County home. Jacob Todd Gladden, 38, of 7355 Executive Circle, is accused of trying to break into a Denver residence around 5:30 a.m., according…

North Lincoln drama students present ‘Almost, Maine’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Love and heartbreak are the primary themes of North Lincoln High School’s performance this month of John Carianai’s 2007 play Almost, Maine, as more than a dozen students use the stage to capture the blossoming and perilous conditions of a mythical northern town’s friendships and romantic…

Iron Station man charged for stabbing

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A stabbing incident at an Iron Station home over the weekend sent one man to the hospital and another to the county jail, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Justin Trey Brown, 28, of 4841 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station, is accused of stabbing…

Saine honored for fight against puppy mills

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A group of special canine guests visited Governor Pat McCrory’s Executive Mansion this weekend. Governor and First Lady McCrory hosted a Dog Adoption and Humane Awards event at the Executive Mansion Saturday. The Governor told the Associated Press that as many as 30 shelter…

Firefighters inform on dangers of carbon monoxide

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Church to host Obamacare information session

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting Tuesday, Lincoln County residents will get the opportunity to enroll in the country’s new healthcare system alongside a local insurance professional and learn more clearly about the changes affecting them. Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton has teamed up with Piedmont Benefits Group…

Teen escapses police custody

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One of two Catawba County teens arrested Thursday morning for breaking into vehicles at a Lincoln County business escaped handcuffs and fled the back of a patrol vehicle, deputies said.  Shortly after a Catawba County officer detained Jacob Andrew Royles, 17, of 5530 View…

Commissioners to consider state grant money for emergency shelter

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to approve to agree and accept a $101,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management for a Western Shelter Project at its meeting tonight. The board is also being…

Christian Ministry looks to stock shelves with toys for Christmas

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