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Rape added to charges against detainee

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A Cherryville man, recently indicted on fraud charges now faces allegations of rape. Randolph Alexander Watterson, 42, is accused of having sex with two juvenile girls on separate occasions, said Sgt. Chris Reynolds with the Gaston County Police Department. Watterson was indicted by a Gaston County grand jury earlier this…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…

Around Town 1/23/2009

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ART STROLL The Art Stroll will be 5:30-9 p.m. this evening in Downtown Lincolnton. The event will feature the work of more than 70 professional and local artists at 15 locations throughout the town. The free event will feature live entertainment and complimentary refreshments at select locations. For more information,…

Ribbon cut

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Denver woman an Emmy winner, bridesmaid expert

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Scott Rummage, 33, is known for her work as a journalist and bridal Web site entrepreneur. After starting her career in radio broadcasting in Winston-Salem, she headed to Asheville where she was a news anchor for an ABC affiliate. On September 11, 2001, Rummage was on…

Ex-Panther to speak at Salem Bapt.

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Former Carolina Panther and Mike Minter will speak Sunday at Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “He’s a great speaker — dynamic, good Christian testimony,” said the Rev. Andy Royals with Salem Baptist Church. Minter will speak at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and both services are open to the…

Man reports being struck and robbed in his home

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Authorities are on the lookout for two people accused of robbing a man Wednesday at his western Lincoln County home. The resident of a home in the 2000 block of N.C. 150 West told Sheriff’s Deputy R.L. Grant that two white males came to his residence, to look at some…

Classroom without walls

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Braving bone-chilling temperatures, wild animals and methane-spewing mud pits, a Lincoln Charter School teacher Tuesday completed a five-day field trip with his students to one of the most untamed national parks in the United States. And he did it without even having parents sign permission slips. Steve Hall, who teaches…

Developers eye acreage as site for apartments

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More than 50 acres southwest of the key intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73 are being considered for a large apartment complex development, according to county planners. Kelly Atkins, director of the Building and Land Development for Lincoln County, said he met Friday for the first time with representatives…

ELHS junior finding ‘Wright’ stuff

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Lindsy Wright of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs prepares to take a free throw (above). Wright takes a one-handed jumper over Draughn defender Jill Grady. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo DENVER — It goes without saying that Lindsy Wright is not only one of the tallest players in the 1A/2A…