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Meet the Candidate: Anita McCall

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A North Carolina native, Republican Board of Commissioners candidate Anita McCall was born and raised in Stanley. When she was not studying in school, McCall could be found working. “When I was 12, I started working with a local florist in Stanley,” McCall…

Suspect killed by SWAT team

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  Murder suspect shoots at officer, flees to apartment complex, is later killed after firing at SWAT team   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   A suspect in a Lincolnton murder and an attempted shooting of a police officer was shot and killed by county SWAT…

Century-old quilt comes home

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Earlier this month, the Lincoln County Historical Association added a more than century-old quilt to its valuable collection of local pieces. Each item the LCHA obtains represents the local color of the community’s previous generations. Hand-stitched in 1900 by Lincoln County…

Meet the Candidate: Fred Hatley

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  Fred Hatley   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the past 12 years, Fred Hatley has been a staple in Lincoln County government, serving as the Clerk of Court. However, his entry into the political sphere was an unusual one, relying on his inquisitive nature and a high school…

Teen hopes to help family met on mission trip

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Pumpkin Center teen is dedicated to raising money to purchase a new living space for an out-of-state family that once lived in a tent. After traveling to War, W. Va., for a mission trip last year, Margo Willis could not believe what she…

ELMS team takes adult spelling bee

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Theatre Guild’s ‘Seussical’ sure to delight audiences

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   From flashy costumes and an elaborately-decorated set to catchy tunes performed by a dancing cast, the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production this month of “Seussical” is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages in the community. Performances will be 7 p.m.…

Woman charged with stealing from work

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A southeastern Lincoln County woman is accused of taking more than $9,000 from her workplace since November, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Marcia Haggins Nealey, 41, on Saturday, charging her with one felony count of larceny by employee. She admitted to…

A long time coming

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      Linda Fortenberry celebrated the 50th anniversary of her employment at Mohican Mills on March 19.   Image courtesy of…

Meet the Candidate: Alex Patton

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   Alex Patton has been a familiar face on the political scene in Lincoln County for the better part of two decades. He was began his political career with runs for school board in the late 1990s, was elected to the county’s Board of…