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Robinson-Lineberger literary competition accepting entries

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Staff report For 32 years, the Arts Council of Lincoln County has held its annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. The trustees of Flo Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize Robinson’s lifelong interest in poetry and prose while encouraging writers to pursue excellence within their craft. The Robert Lineberger estate has…

BALLARD: A wedding of true commitment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Four months ago, my husband and I attended a beautiful wedding, which was held in the backyard of the bride’s home. Her father built an arbor for her and her fiancé to stand under as they said their vows. The arbor was in front of the…

Man takes steps for children’s hospital

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MICHELLE BERNARD Special to LTN How far would you walk to save a child? If you’re Kelly Huffman, a lifelong Lincolnton resident, about 75 miles from his office in Hickory to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Hoffman plans to complete the walk in two days, beginning on May 15. Huffman…

Criminal Charges — 2-23-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Christa Ann McClung, 40, of 1537 South Industrial Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 19 with one count of probation violation. Christopher Joe Camp, 29, of 119 Country Side Rd. in Kings Mountain was charged Feb. 19 with two counts of…

Woman murdered in Denver

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Staff report The body of a 77-year-old Denver woman who was stabbed to death was discovered by her son-in-law on Sunday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the woman at a residence in the 400 block of Beth Haven Church Road after being dispatched there around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday,…

Pitcher Perfect: Instructor teaches more than the mound

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As a lifetime baseball enthusiast, Brad Frazier has found a niche that he wasn’t necessarily searching for. Frazier, 60, retired from a career in sales and moved from Cornelius to a spacious plot of real estate in Iron Station, off of Highway 73. With a regulation…

Men arrested on pot charges

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Staff report Anonymous tips led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Lincolnton on Thursday. Jamie Thorne Fox, 25, of 2631 Keener Road in Lincolnton, and Jonathan Kyle Hunt, 27, of 108 Luna Lane in Dallas, are accused of possessing 1.5 ounces of marijuana. Investigators went to…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Beth Hunter Marulanda

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After 40 years spent as an employee of the federal government’s Social Security division, Beth Hunter Marulanda, who is bilingual in Spanish and utilized those skills in her profession, has found herself dedicating more time to her passion for spinning pottery in her home. “I find…

Business Spotlight: Hoke Signs

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer Walking through the Hoke Signs and Graphic Design building on East Sumner Street is to be made aware of all the living, loving and fun that happens in Lincolnton. Part museum, part workspace, reclaimed signage from old institutions and established nonprofits live alongside prototypes and works-in-progress…

Criminal Charges ~ 2-20-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Helen Laverne Chandler, 50, of 521 North Carolina Ave. in Maiden was charged Feb. 17 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Marcos Angel Avila, 28, of 218 East End Ave. in Statesville was…