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Farmers benefit from Harvest Moon Grille

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Locally sourced ingredients bring business to farmers ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The recent opening of a Lincolnton farm-to-table restaurant is making a significant economic impact for several farmers located throughout Lincoln County and the surrounding area. Harvest Moon Grille, located at 331 East Main Street, officially opened its doors to…

FBI helps deputies make arrest in 2010 breaking and entering

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a breaking and entering case from 2010, with the help of the FBI. Sgt. Brandon Posey secured warrants on a suspect after being alerted that a palm print found following a break-in on April 8, 2010…

Lincoln Cultural Center receives donation of replica armor

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A donation from a local doctor will soon be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Cathy Davis, Executive Director of the Lincoln Cultural Center, met Dr. James Hermann by chance, after he made an appointment with Lincoln County Historical Association director Jason Harpe to donate…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS 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 DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County Workforce Center/DWS, 529 N…

He may be small, but he packs quite a punch

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Early voting hours cause partisan spat

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The location and duration of Lincoln County’s one-stop early voting locations for the November general election have caused significant tension between local political parties. After a 2-1 majority vote, the county’s Board of Elections developed a plan for early voting that offers Lincolnton’s location 38 hours,…

Police search for missing teen

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a Lincolnton teen that was last seen on Sept. 12. Taylor Love Blake, 16, was last seen at her residence in the city limits. Blake is 5-foot-6 and 170 lbs. and has hazel eyes…

DSS to unveil Work First plan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Department of Social Services will present its proposed Lincoln County Work First Family Assistance Plan for 2016-2019 at the Sept. 22 Board of Commissioners meeting. The proposal, first presented to the county’s Social Services Board during its Tuesday meeting, was developed under the guidance…

3 city men facing cocaine charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Three Lincolnton men were arrested on Sept. 10 on cocaine charges in connection with a three-month investigation by the Narcotics Division of the Lincolnton Police Department. Anthony Eugene Odum, Rufus Durand Lynch, Sr. and Stefan Delaine Shuford were all taken into custody in the 800 block…

Man arrested for child sex assault

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Lincoln County man was arrested Sept. 12 and is facing charges of sexual assault against a child. Michael Adrian Rodriguez, 33, of 897 Terra Cotta Drive in Lincolnton, was charged with one felony count of statutory rape of a person 13, 14 or 15 years…