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Pair charged with selling drugs while child was present

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Staff report Two Vale residents are accused of selling a large amount of painkillers while their 2-year-old son was present. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Betsy May Carpenter, 32, and James Steven Fredell, 38, both of 6373 Dixie Lane, were arrested on Tuesday after selling drugs to undercover detectives…

‘Photo Voice’ exhibit to offer perspective through eyes of foster children

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln Cultural Center will soon host an exhibit of photographs taken by foster children in Lincoln County. “Photo Voice,” a concept that was put into play by the Lincoln County Department of Social Services, encouraged foster children to take a photo of something that best…

Five members of same family charged with selling cocaine

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Staff report Lincolnton Police Department officers have charged six people in connection with drug sales at a home at 1014 East Catawba Street in the Oaklawn community in Lincolnton. Officers said the arrests were made during the first two weeks of September and were the result of a three-month investigation.…

Beaver hired as Lincoln County Animal Services director

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Hannah Beaver was announced as the new director of Lincoln County Animal Services at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Beaver served as the animal shelter supervisor under the direction of Taylor Sumansky and assumed the role of interim director when Sumansky was fired at the end…

Lincoln County emergency communications center awarded $2 million

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln County emergency communications center has been awarded a $2 million grant by the North Carolina 911 Board. Commissioners passed a resolution in May to allow director of communications Leroy Buff’s staff to pursue a $6.2-million grant request. The money would contribute to the construction…

Local acts headline Apple Festival entertainment

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Each September, more than 80,000 people flood the streets of downtown Lincolnton for the pageantry and tradition of the Lincoln County Apple Festival. The festival serves as a showcase for apple growers, as well as home cooks who display their delectable apple pie recipes that have…

Around Town — 9-14-16

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Thursday Meeting Rock Springs Nature Preserve, located at 6684 Pine Ridge Drive in Denver will host Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting at 6:30 p.m. Come explore Rock Springs Nature Preserve. Sylvia Holmes, will brief on the origin and features of one of the most beautiful natural parks in the area. For…

Criminal Charges — 9-14-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Johnny Daniel Hallman, 21, of 480 Ed Hallman Tr. in Vale was charged on September 9 with one count of failure to appear. Timothy Allen Hart, 58, of 872 Tower Rd. in Vale was charged on September 9 with one count…

Golf tournament fundraiser supports NCPANDA program

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, Austin Orthodontics and the Gaston Dental Society came together in 2013 to launch the statewide NCPANDA (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) program. The grassroots program continues to grow by leaps and bounds and the founders expect that…

Author will recall 1916 flood at meeting

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The East Lincoln Historical Society will welcome Mike Baxter as a guest speaker tonight when the group discusses the flood that devastated the Blue Ridge region in 1916. Baxter teaches United States history and world civilization courses at Central Piedmont Community College, as well as western…