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Pair of elephants come to Buffalo Beals

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Buffalo Beals Animal Park in Maiden received two 5,000-pound guests this week. Cora, a 52-year-old Asian elephant, and Shannon, an African elephant in her 30s, arrived at the 40-acre Catawba County property on Monday, according to owner Terry Beal, who heads the business with his…

Early voting for city elections begins soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   One-stop voting for the Lincolnton municipal election gets underway Thursday. Those planning to vote early may do so on the second floor of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 1. While closed…

Willow Creek holds Native American Night

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Fire departments educate on safety

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincoln County fire department used Fire Prevention Week this month to educate the community on kitchen fires and the need for keeping residential smoke detectors working. According to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin, his agency has already responded to more than 1,500 emergencies this…

Killian honored for conservation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kay Killian, an assistant district attorney in Lincoln County, was recently presented with an award for her efforts to help preserve local lands. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission named her the recipient of its 2013 “Blue Fin Award,” handed out annually to recognize…

Nominations sought for ‘Woman of the Year’

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  LTN Staff Report   Nominations are currently being sought for the Business and Professional Women’s Club 2013 Lincoln County “Woman of the Year” award, handed out every November. Presented since 1958, the award’s intent is to recognize and honor an “outstanding area woman for her contributions of outstanding service,…

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient visits local students

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Lincolnton High holds homecoming

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Trio busted at meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An alleged theft investigation turned into a meth lab bust Tuesday, resulting in drug charges for a western Lincoln County man and a 16-year-old, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives said while responding to a larceny call near Vale, they located an active “shake-and-bake” lab…

Lawsuit against county dismissed

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A years-long lawsuit between Lincoln County and the town of Maiden is finally settled. The complaint against the county by Maiden regarding sewer-line services for the Lincoln County Industrial Park has been dismissed, Alex Patton, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, confirmed Wednesday. County Attorney…