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Furnishing a Future: Volunteers help people in need

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Furnish a Future, a nonprofit organization operated by Laurie Palmieri in Lincoln County, began with helping a woman and her children who relocated to Lincoln County after leaving an abusive situation in another state. They were living with virtually no furnishings except for a trash-picked…

Man charged with stabbing roommate

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with stabbing his roommate on Saturday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Thomas Troy Prevatt, 24, of 845 Great Dane Avenue, cut James Dayton Dwy, 49, during an altercation at the home. Deputies said Dwy received a large laceration on his…

Deputies asking for public’s help to solve break-in

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a vehicle used in the break-in of another vehicle at a Lincoln County business. On March 13, deputies were dispatched to a business at 917 East Powell Drive in reference to a break-in of an…

North Lincoln High set to stage ‘Grease’

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The North Lincoln High School drama department will step into the spotlight this weekend to stage the school’s annual spring musical. The cast and crew, directed by North Lincoln drama teacher Aubrey Bridges, will travel back to the time of leather jackets, classic cars and jukeboxes…

LPD officers equipped with overdose-reversal drug

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Police officers with the Lincolnton Police Department have recently been trained on how to use Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose of heroin or other opioid-based drugs. The Lincolnton Police Department is the first Lincoln County agency other than…

Criminal Charges — 3-13-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justin Dru Bragg, 30, of 3125 Bittersweet Tr. in Lincolnton was charged on Mar. 5 with one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute control substance schedule I, possession of drug equipment or paraphernalia, and possession with…

Child predator sentenced

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Gastonia man busted in a Lincolnton Police Department sting operation pleaded guilty to soliciting a child for sex. Michael “Doc” Robert Geressy was arrested in June when he came to Lincolnton to meet what he believed to be a 14-year-old child he met on the…

Around Town — 3-13-17

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TODAY Meeting Mended Hearts Chapter 379 will host a meeting at 5:45 in the Oak Room of CaroMont Regional Medical Center, located at 2525 Court Dr. in Gastonia. The cardiac support group will meet at 7 p.m. with speaker Meredith Mullins of Legacy Heart Care. Senior bingo The Gaston County…

Greensboro man wins Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The judges at the 15th annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition had difficult choices to make, according to founder Carolyn Heafner. Normally, only six people make it into the finals held on Sunday, but this year there were seven because the judges couldn’t decide on just six.…

Charity event benefits Coalition Against Child Abuse, during home ministry

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County community came together Saturday evening to support a joint fundraiser for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and a nursing home ministry founded by country singer-songwriter Bruce Hedrick. Denver resident Ronnie Caldwell met Hedrick through their shared love of music. One…