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Officers search for missing teens

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Staff report Two teens were reported missing by local law enforcement agencies on Thursday in separate incidents. The Lincolnton Police Department asked for the public’s help to find Stephon Jose Jones, 15, who officers believe ran away from home either late on May 19 or early May 20. Officers described…

Around Town — 5-25-16

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THURSDAY Meeting The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department, located at 406 South Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. For more information, contact Ben Benoit (704) 489-6249. Meeting Local AARP 3682 will meet at the Gaston College Lincoln campus, located at 511 S.…

Local woman still missing after 2 years

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Staff report It’s been two years since a Lincoln County woman went missing. Toasha Nicole Rice was last seen on May 26, 2014 when she got into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver at a friend’s home on Eaker Road. She has not been seen since. Lincoln…

Alive After Five welcomes Jim Quick & Coastline

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton’s Alive After Five concert series welcomes the rhythm and blues sounds of Jim Quick and Coastline to the downtown district for a free concert on Main Street on Thursday. Quick and his band have garnered many accolades including 14 “Artist of the Year” awards. The…

Criminal Charges — 5-25-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Todd Anderson, 44, of 1698 George Brown Rd. in Crouse was charged May 20 with one count of failure to comply. Kevin Charles Anderson, 57, of 6368 W Nc 27 Hwy in Vale was charged May 20 with one count of…

United Way, nonprofits form partnerships to reach youth

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The United Way of Lincoln County has formed partnerships that have led guest speakers addressing students at Asbury Academy to expose them to various career opportunities. On May 19, Lincolnton Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Karen Miller served as guest speakers and about 25 students were able…

Lineberger places at Bassmaster Elite tournament

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton resident Shane Lineberger finished 19th in the Bassmaster Elite tournament at Toledo Bend Lake in Louisiana. The professional bass fisherman was making his first appearance in the highly regarded national competition. Lineberger, 43, graduated from Lincolnton High School and has remained in Lincoln County his…

Man arrested for meth, stolen gun

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been charged with possessing meth and a stolen handgun. William Louis Albright, 30, was arrested on Saturday at the Murphy Express gas station on Highway 73 in eastern Lincoln County. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped at the store at around 11:30 p.m.…

Lincolnton native wins Air Force award

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Lincolnton native has been recognized as “Key Spouse of the Year” by the Air Force Space Command. Kathy Rash, 56, has served as a full-time volunteer since 2012, supporting her husband’s work. She has been an Air Force spouse for 24 years and, along with…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…