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Vale man arrested for taking indecent liberties with child

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Staff Report A Vale man was arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly inappropriately touching a 12-year-old female in August. Detective Dan Renn of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Anthony Wylie, 34, of 4521 Warrior Road in Vale. Wylie was charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a…

State Judo Championship

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County groups mark Domestic Violence Awareness month

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer According to the North Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence, there were 498 domestic violence cases reported in Lincoln County from 2012-2013. Out of those victims, 373 were female and 123 were male. One hundred sixty-seven of those victims were under the age of 25 and 53…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Daniel Lee Icenhour, 28, of 576 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 23 with one count of failure to comply. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Patricia Darlene Angle, 51, of 4906 Stratford Lane in Denver was charged Oct.…

Paul C. Rhyne award winners announced, Art Crawl canceled

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Staff Report The Arts Council of Lincoln County presented the 2014 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition awards during a ceremony on Friday in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center. First, second and third place winners were chosen, as well as three honorable mentions. The exhibit will be on display…

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 Career Center/DWS, 529 N…

Around Town

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TODAY Auditions The Lincoln Theatre Guild is holding auditions for actors ages 5 – 14 for the performance of Christmas in the Land of Oz at the Lincoln Cultural Center from 6-8 p.m. TUESDAY Sheriff forum Lincoln County Sheriff write-in candidate Anthony Huss will host a candidates forum from 5-6…

Business Spotlight: Torches Design Studio

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer “The first thing people generally notice is our black sign,” said Jeremy Lantz, president of Torches Design Studio. Torches Design Studio, located at 7912 Unity Church Road in Denver, specializes in brand management, direct-to-garment printing, screen printing, embroidery and promotional products. “Our mainstay is t-shirts, but…

McHenry questions DoD on Ebola preparedness

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Staff report Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry questioned Department of Defense witnesses on Friday during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing titled, “The Ebola Crisis: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response.” During his five minutes of questions, McHenry spoke with Major General James M. Lariviere, Joint Staff…

Boy’s parents: School ignored bullying claims

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The family of an Iron Station Elementary School kindergarten student is taking a stand against the bullying they said is occurring unchecked at the school. On Oct. 10, parents Stephanie and Fred West launched “Ethan’s Bully Free Zone,” a Facebook page that highlights their son’s experience…