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 TODAY Senior bingo The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a senior bingo event for ages 55 and up at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. Coalition of Churches The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton to…

Around Town — 4-11-14

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TODAY Senior program Lincoln County Senior Services will host its 21st Annual Healthy Living Series program “Caring for Ourselves and Others” 9-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Individuals may sign-in as early as 8:30 a.m. Another class will be…

Serial toe sucker gets 60 days

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cabarrus County man admitted in a Lincoln County courtroom Thursday morning to sucking a woman’s toes inside a local Wal-Mart store before a judge sentenced him to two months behind bars. Michael Brown, 31, of Concord, apologized for his actions in district…

Going once…going twice…

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Suspected bank robber caught in Massachusetts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cherryville man accused of robbing a Lincoln County bank earlier this month was apprehended in Massachusetts on Wednesday by the United States Marshal Service, police said. Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, has been on the run from Lincolnton police and the Gaston County…

County unemployment rate drops almost 4 points since February ‘13

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  Staff reports   Lincoln County saw a substantial drop in its unemployment rate for February 2014, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday. The number dropped half a percentage point to 6.5 percent, down from 7 percent a month earlier. The…

Local artists showcase work at church’s gallery

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County community has until Monday to check out a collection of photography, handmade pottery and woodturnings by local artists on display at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The special exhibit, dubbed “Fire and Earth,” has been open to the public in the…

Meet the Candidate: Rosemary Hubbard

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  Rosemary Hubbard   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   North Carolina native and state House of Representatives Democrat candidate Rosemary Hubbard is among many in her generation that have witnessed first-hand the dramatic transformation of the Tar Heel state over the decades. “I lived in Charlotte when segregation was still…

Division of Workforce Solutions

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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 JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Criminal Charges 4-11-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jonathan Paul Russell, 33, of 3367 Ginger Ln. in Maiden was charged April 4 with one count of probation violation. A $15,000 bond was set. Justin Milton Leatherman, 24, of 1605 Broome St. in Lincolnton was charged April 4 with…