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Lincolnton man wins $1 million

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      Staff report   Mickey Pruitt, a Lincolnton machine operator, won a $1 million scratch-off lottery prize from a $10 ticket purchased March 19 at the Kingsway on Aspen Street, according to a press release sent by the North Carolina Education lottery. Pruitt told lottery officials that he…

Editor’s Note — Primaries can’t be pointless

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The presidential primary season is shaping up to be an exercise in frustration and despair, especially for the independent voter. There are those of us, myself included, whose ideology doesn’t conform to the platform of either of the major parties. We’re constantly making a choice between the lesser of two…

Local soldiers deploy to Bahrain

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    Guardsmen will provide security at overseas base ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer As National Guard soldiers marched from their armory at 1224 N. Aspen Street in Lincolnton and made their way toward the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday, the occasion represented many things. First, and most simply,…

City, county to meet on office moves

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Lincolnton’s City Council and the county’s Board of Commissioners will meet once again on Tuesday to discuss the county’s plan to move several of its offices out of downtown. With the City of Lincolnton looking down the barrel of the closing of its largest…

Embezzlement, forgery charges filed

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    Staff report A Lincoln County man is facing two counts of embezzlement and a woman is charged with a felony count of uttering a forged instrument, in two separate incidents. In February, a company official with Lincoln Cleaning Services reported that a credit card had been used fraudulently.…

Advocates for Aqua: The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation stands tall

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            PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   For the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, educating the community and serving as an advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River basin’s lakes, rivers and streams is an ongoing mission that takes a collective group of volunteers to execute. The Lake Norman…

Obituaries — 3-27-15

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    Frances ‘Fran’ Chapman Ballard CHARLOTTE — Frances “Fran” Chapman Ballard, age 66, of 218 N. Dotger Avenue in Charlotte, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick…

Around Town — 3-27-15

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          SATURDAY Food Give-away Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, at 261 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale is hosting a food give-away from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, at 988 Highway 16 South in Lowesville, will host its annual…

Mohican Mills to close

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A blow to the Lincolnton economy was sustained on Wednesday when Mohican Mills, Inc. and its parent company, Fab Industries, Corp., notified government agencies and employees via a press release that a decision has been made to close the doors. “Mohican Mills, once among…

Tips lead to drug arrests

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      Staff report   Three men were arrested on drug charges on Tuesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators following a call to the county’s Drug Tip Line. Deputies received tips about suspicious activity at a residence on Hawksnest Lane in Stanley, according to a press release.…