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Criminal Charges — 9-23-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tony Jess Combs II, 27, of 103 Arrowwood Rd., C in Charlotte was charged on September 17 with one count each of assault on a female by male over 18 years of age, injury to real property, and resisting, delaying or…

Leadership experience drives Permenter campaign

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Republican Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Rich Permenter has a long history of successful leadership and he believes that he has something special to offer the citizens of Lincoln County, a place he chose to call home 13 years ago. “Lincoln County is the first…

Unox, Inc. to relocate U.S. headquarters to Lincoln County

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved an industrial development incentive grant during Monday evening’s meeting that will bring the world’s largest commercial oven manufacturing company to Lincoln County. Unox, Inc., headquartered in Italy, will relocate its United States headquarters to Lincoln County from Newtown, Pennsylvania.…

Rose show returns to Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the first time since 2003, the Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society’s annual rose show will return to Lincolnton’s James W. Warren Citizens Center. Organizers said they believe the 43rd annual event on Saturday will be a successful day of appreciation for the work of many master…

Around Town — 9-21-16

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THURSDAY Insurance Gaston College Lincoln Campus, located at 511 S. Aspen St. will host Local AARP 3682 meeting at 10:30 a.m. The program will be about insurance changes for 2017. New members welcome. For more information please call (704) 276-2153. SUNDAY Reunion Mckendree Methodist Church, located at 3537 Maiden Hwy.…

Criminal Charges — 9-21-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justin Nasir Lattimore, 17, of 825 Grier St. in Lincolnton was charged on September 15 with one count each of possession of control substance schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Carl Antilio Catlabiano, 55,…

Lincolnton businesswoman announces plan to run for mayor

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A Lincolnton businesswoman has said that she will register with the Lincoln County Board of Elections and run for mayor of Lincolnton in 2017. Caroline Brown, 44, owns four downtown businesses including The Renaissance Gypsy, Renaissance Realty & Estate Sales and Caroline’s Auction Company. She said…

Denver Art Trail features top community artists

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The 11th annual Denver Art Trail is back and better than ever with seven stops scheduled throughout eastern Lincoln County, featuring approximately 30 local artists. The self-guided tour invites guests into studios and exhibition spaces with the unique opportunity to view and purchase original artwork while…

Man hunts long-lost apple varieties

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Apple Queen reigns over the Lincoln County Apple Festival each September, but it’s the lesser-known “Apple King” who truly embodies what the festival is all about. Tom Brown, 74, of Clemmons, has dedicated the last 19 years of his life to the discovery of different…

High Shoals UMC celebrates 115 years

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer High Shoals United Methodist Church will celebrate 115 years on Oct. 2, when the church hosts a homecoming and welcomes back former pastor Rev. Sheila Gould, who served the church from 2008 to 2011. Founded in 1902, the church was the result of community organizing led…