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MLK Events

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SATURDAY Gala The Black and Gold Gala will be held 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club. For tickets, call Michael Barber at (704) 735-0168 or Rev. Stephen Wingate at (704) 308-8069. SUNDAY Program A program, featuring Rev. Dr. Michael Isaac as the keynote speaker, will be held at the…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Keith Dwayne Dellinger, 36, of 1813 Highway 150 W in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 13 with four counts of probation violation. An unknown bond amount was set. Don Tyler Polk, 23, of 323 Earl Ln. in Gastonia was charged Jan.…

Around Town

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SATURDAY Indoor yard sale Westside House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton is having a huge indoor yard sale and food sale with hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, drinks, etc. at 7 a.m. Singing Convention The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be held at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, West Campus, at…

Business Spotlight: The Tavern

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Staff report A Lincolnton restaurant is working to bring the local community together through its cuisine. Known as “The Tavern Bar and Restaurant,” the business is owned by Nancy Cope, who serves as the manager, and Gary Propst, who serves at the CEO. Propst’s ties to rural Lincoln County date…

Civil rights leaders: Still a long way to go

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Staff report Two organizers of Lincoln County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events said that although progress has been made since the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, there is still plenty of room for growth locally. Both Debra Williams, president of the Lincoln County NAACP, and Rev. Stephen Wingate,…

Suicide attempts behind bars below U.S. numbers

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As recently as 2010, 33.2 percent of county operated jails across the country reported deaths that were the result of an inmate taking their own life. The act of suicide in prison or jail knows no age limit, as equal rates of prisoners in all age…

Lincolnton native shows moxie in music career

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Country music artist Tammie Davis has never backed down from a challenge or ignored the fine details in anything she has ever set out to accomplish. “I believe that attention to detail and discipline is what sets you apart from others. I learned that from the…

McHenry named vice chairman of committee

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Staff report Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) was named vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee by chairman Jeb Hensarling on Wednesday, according to a press release McHenry’s office issued Thursday. McHenry, who also serves as the chief deputy whip in the House, “led the committee’s efforts to investigate…

City moving forward with debt collection

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Collection efforts by the City of Lincolnton are proceeding in an attempt to collect $88,000 in debt by sewer customers on “Route 90.” “We are hoping that the state’s ‘debt set off program’ can resolve much of that debt as tax season approaches,” said city finance…

Man beaten with shotgun during home invasion

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a home invasion and assault that took place at a home on the county’s eastern end on Saturday. Deputies said the victim, Robert G. Sholette, II, was awakened in his home on Starboard Lane in Stanley shortly before midnight when a…