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KFC: Restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…

Student winners announced for Robinson-Lineberger competition

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Staff report Student winners of the 2015 Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition were recently announced for six categories including elementary, middle school and high school prose and poetry. The annual event for the Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsored by Robinson-Lineberger Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council and Arts Council of Lincoln…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest hits the streets on Saturday

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  PHIL PERRY Senior Writer With weather predicted to be on the sunny side of things, the first annual Lincolnton Food and WineFest is prepared to kick off on Saturday morning with food trucks, wineries, artisan breweries, juried art, folk artists, children’s attractions and a Soil & Water Conservation District…

Criminal Charges — 4-22-16

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Criminal charges for April 22, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Shamaira Benard Smith, 27, of 773 A C Sherril Rd. in Denver was charged Apr. 15 with one count of child support civil order for arrest. A $500 bond was set. Chad Elliott Varner, 41,…

Deputies: Iron Station man sold heroin

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with selling heroin to an undercover detective. Timothy Wallace Smith, 23, of Trinity Lane, was arrested on Sunday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Smith was making regular trips to the Charlotte area to purchase heroin that he later…

KFC: Denver restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…

Around Town — 4-20-16

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Around town April 20, 2016. THURSDAY Seminars The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton will host a seminar presented by Brad Drum, a social worker for Hospice and Palliative Care for the Charlotte region on ‘Seven key steps to get your affairs in order’…

Criminal Charges — 4-20-16

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Criminal charges for April 20, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Anthony James Roy, 19, of 2078 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 14 with one count each of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of…

Deputies: Dealer arrested after accidentally calling detective

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Staff report Two Lincoln County residents are facing felony drug charges after allegedly accidentally calling an undercover detective, thinking he was someone else, and offering to sell him meth. Deputies said Angela Lingerfelt Juarez, 43, of Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, and Robert Castillo, 44, of Miller’s Park Lane in Vale, inadvertently…

Commissioner questions LEDA budget request

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though the executive director of Lincoln County’s economic development agency attempted to defend his budget requests on Monday, Cliff Brumfield left the meeting with a difference of opinion from at least one county commissioner. Martin Oakes questioned Brumfield, who oversees the Lincoln Economic Development Association, on…