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Around Town — 1-21-15

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TODAY Ministry event Evangelist Scott Callahan, from Fort Mill, South Carolina will be holding a drive-in ministry event at 7:30 p.m. at 103 State Street in High Shoals. THURSDAY AARP meeting Local AARP 3682 will meet in the Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus at 511 S.…

Lions Club welcomes ‘Hesed House of Hope’ as guest

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, 1.7 million people in the United States were homeless at one time in 2014. On a local level, the Lincolnton Chapter of the Lions Club welcomed representatives from the Hesed House of Hope, Lincoln County’s homeless…

Stroud to direct next LTG production

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When the acting duo of Holly Perkins and Travis Sinclair takes the stage for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s February production of Abigail Grotke’s comedy “Miss Abigail’s Guide To Dating, Mating, & Marriage,” audience participation will be encouraged in the television talk show setting. According to Grotke’s…

Criminal Charges — 1-21-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Adam Castillo, 35, of 958 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale was charged Jan. 16 with one count of failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Demario Sante Ross, 26, of 215 Best St. 14, in Shelby was…

McHenry: Keep scaling back Dodd-Frank

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor When Rep. Patrick McHenry visits North Carolina’s 10th congressional district, he always hears concerns from his constituents about jobs. From his new position as the vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Jan. 15, McHenry said he hopes to play a part in Congress…

Bolick recalls short but memorable hardball journey

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lifetime Lincoln County resident Steve Bolick can’t remember a time when baseball wasn’t a part of his life. When he wasn’t playing or teaching the game in some capacity, he was watching — and still is. Bolick, 75, remains sharp and quick witted with a hearty…

‘Project Lifesaver’ training conducted

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Staff report A program with a primary focus on people with medical problems like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and Down syndrome was launched on Jan. 6 as Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Lincoln County Special Operations Land Search Team conducted “Project Lifesaver” training at several locations throughout…

Police looking for missing teen

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old black female who has been missing for a week. Aniya Symone Mikki Weeks was last seen leaving her school on Jan. 9, according to a press release issued Friday. A press release from the…

Criminal Charges — 1-19-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Brian Clarence Byrum, 46, of 3914 Azalea Trail in Denver was charged Jan. 15 with one count of simple assault and battery or affray. A $2,400 bond was set. Zenia Oneyda Reyes, 42, of 950 20th St. NE Apt. 10G…

Around Town

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Lions Club Meeting Rose Sherrill, Susan Hutcherson, and Kenny Long, Hesed House of Hope volunteers, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions meeting at 7 p.m. in the Medical Plaza I’s Elm Classroom on Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln campus. A Lions Board of Directors meeting will be held at the conclusion of…