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Setting bond not an exact science

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s easy to become confused while looking through criminal charges and seeing bond amounts. What seem to some to be minor offenses often carry a heftier price tag for release, and crimes that shock and disturb the public often receive lesser bonds. Suspects being charged with…

Chamber set to host Haunted Business Expo

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nearly 50 businesses will begin setting up and decorating their exhibits today in preparation for the 11th annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, held Thursday. This year, the Chamber opted for a haunted Halloween theme. “This year, you can see we’re doing ‘The Haunted…

Obituaries — 10-8-14

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Richard Walter Ackerson GASTONIA — Mr. Richard Walter Ackerson, age 66, of 4604 Oakwood Circle in Gastonia, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A graveside service with DAV military rites will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton, with Rev. Dwayne…

OUR VIEW — We need a ruling

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The announcement on Monday that the Supreme Court wouldn’t hear appeals related to five states’ same-sex marriage bans was, predictably, met with equal amounts of joy and derision from both sides of the argument. What everyone can agree on is that the issue hasn’t been resolved. Same-sex marriage supporters said…

Around Town

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TODAY Senior Citizens meeting The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet at noon at the Ironton Presbyterian Church at Depot Street and Highway 27 in Iron Station, next to the post office. A covered dish lunch will be served. All are invited. THURSDAY Singles Meeting GRACE Singles will meet at…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Marvin Glenn Farris, 51, of 143 Williams Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 1 with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. An unknown bond amount was set. Shaniqua Montae Jeffries, 25, of 2323 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse was…

Iron Station man sentenced to 5 years for burglary

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Staff report An Iron Station man was sentenced to 63 months in prison by a U.S. district judge on Monday for burglary and violations of federal firearms laws. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Miquan Limik Smith, 27, of…

New Lincolnton Rotarians inducted

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Curtis, Saine endorsed by NC Chamber

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Staff Report The North Carolina Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) announced it has endorsed state Rep. Jason Saine and state Sen. David Curtis, and several other judicial and legislative candidates seeking election this fall, in a press release on Monday. Saine represents Lincoln County, referred to as District 97. Curtis’s…

Heroin, cocaine seized in separate traffic stops

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized nearly an ounce of heroin and a half-ounce of cocaine in two traffic stops on Saturday. Following a month-long investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics division received information regarding individuals that were allegedly transporting narcotics from Charlotte to Lincoln…