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Criminal Charges — 5-15-15

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Criminal charges for May 15, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Raymond Lee Freeman, 50, of 175 Forest Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 12 with one count of possession of marijuana up to ½ oz. and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Benjamin Paul…

Man charged in Oaklawn shooting

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after two men were shot in the Oaklawn community on Sunday. Joshua “J-Nasty” Glenn McRavion, 31, of 1100 Lincoln Street, was charged on Tuesday by the Lincolnton Police Department with assault with…

Beyond Trying: Miller has worked every step of the way

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincoln/Cleveland County district attorney Mike Miller has traveled a winding road to his current seat. Not unlike many others who have found success in their careers, Miller’s was achieved through determination and hard work, with an influence provided by his family that he applies to everything…

Sheriff’s Office to sex offenders: ‘No Leniency’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For registered sex offenders in Lincoln County, there is a message that rings clear through the diligence of the Sheriff’s Office. “We take our responsibility to the citizens of this county seriously,” said Lt. Tim Johnson, the major crimes unit commander. “We extend no leniency.” Johnson…

UMAR to find new home

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A downtown Lincolnton nonprofit must find a new place to call home after the sale of the building where it leases space has been completed. The building, located at 202 East Main Street, serves as the home for UMAR, an agency and ministry of the Western…

Trading Places: Popular restaurants on the move

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A pair of popular Lincolnton restaurants will soon find themselves in new locations. Red Fish Grill exited its location at 421 N. Generals Boulevard on May 2 and is destined to move into the former 36th Street Bakery building at 101 N. Court Square…

NC Works Job Listings

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Job listings for May 15, 2015. You must currently be registered with NC Works 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 NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035,…

Business Spotlight: A Cut Above

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Megan Recore was essentially born into her line of work. She was just 2 years old when her mother started working for Kay Houser at A Cut Above on Sycamore Street in Lincolnton. Twenty-seven years later, she and her mother co-own the boutique and it’s Recore’s…

Event celebrates 235th anniversary of Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton unites for the 235th anniversary of the fight between the Whigs of the American Patriot Militia and the British Loyalists (Tories) this weekend, the battle of Ramsour’s Mill will be celebrated through re-enactment. The battle that took place on June 20, 1780 saw the…

Group threatens lawsuit against Lincoln County

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In an email sent on Monday, a Washington, D.C. religious liberty watchdog group warned Lincoln County commissioners not to ban non-Christian prayer from government meetings and gave commissioners 30 days to respond. The letter, sent from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, comes in…