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Pastor pedals to battle human trafficking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The U.S Department of State estimates that 12.3 million adults and children are currently in forced or bonded labor or prostitution throughout the world. Almost two out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number increases to every three out of…

Deputies: Two men arrested for theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two people were detained by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a theft that was reported from Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden. Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane in Maiden, was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering a building,…

One dead, one injured in wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An early morning accident on Thursday left one Lincolnton resident dead and another seriously injured. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at 12:03 a.m. concerning a motor vehicle crash where N. Cedar Street dead-ends at Hoke Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered…

Health Department welcomes new doctor

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven. “My mother was a nurse and had all of her books from nursing school…

Principal: Former Lincoln Charter student had hit list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents of Lincoln Charter School students attending the Lincolnton campus received a message from Principal Rachel Greer on Wednesday regarding a hit list that was found last week. Students informed a staff member that a fellow student had a folder that contained a “kill list.” On…

LHS receives grant

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Staff report Lincolnton High School received a $4,571 T.E.A.M. Grant from Times Oil Wednesday afternoon. Times Oil representative Crystal Jackson presented Lincolnton High School’s Science Department with the funding to go toward the high school’s first 3D printer. “It’s such new technology, and we’re excited at what the science department…

Choosing the right college

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APRIL B. DILLON Guest Columnist School has just begun, but high school seniors are already moving forward with plans for their future after graduation. For many, college is the next step. Leaving a classroom of 30 students and moving into a classroom of 300 or more is quite a change.…

Business Spotlight: D.E.G. Laser

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Only a year after its inception, a Denver laser engraving company has relocated to a storefront on North Highway 16 due to its continuing growth. According to D.E.G. Laser’s owner and president, Ed Young, the business offers “custom engraving of commercial parts and equipment for machine…

Board of Education updates Asbury design

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Education unanimously approved several changes regarding the design development drawings for Asbury Alternative School at a meeting on Tuesday. According to Building and Site Committee Chair Tony Jenkins, these design changes, labeled as “Value Engineering Options,” were recommended by the Building and Site Committee…

Criminal Charges — 9-12-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Melissa Leigh Siebert, 33, of 1076 Old Charlotte Road in Concord was charged September 9 with one misdemeanor count failure to appear. A $1500 secured bond was set. Michael Edward Lewaltney Jr, 37, of 4801 Highway 73 in Iron Station was charged…