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Around Town — 2-16-15

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TUESDAY Fat Tuesday meal Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, at 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale, will host a Fat Tuesday meal at 6 p.m. Fat Tuesday pancake supper Messiah United Methodist Church, at 4102 Highway 27 West in Vale, is having a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30-7:30…

Criminal Charges — 2-16-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jeffery Scott Mincey, 46, of 1302 Meadowland Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 12 with one count each of true bill of indictment and driving while impaired. A $6,000 secured bond was set. Jordan Nathaniel Sain, 21, of 2228 Cat Square…

BALLARD: Reunion leads to marriage and a home on Walker Branch Road

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Carole Howell told me she and her husband, Billy, went to high school together. After graduation, she went off to college and he went into the Navy. They lost touch over the years until they reconnected at the Lincolnton High School 30th class reunion in 2007.…

NAACP celebrates Black History Month

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Woman arrested, man sought for break-ins

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person and is looking for another in connection with a Jan. 5 break-in at businesses in western Lincoln County. Debra Suzanne Moore, 36, of 245 Boyles Road in Lawndale, was arrested on five felony counts of safecracking, larceny, breaking and…

Pomeroy settles into judge’s seat

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Following the Dec. 31 retirement of District 27B judge James W. Morgan, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Lincolnton attorney Todd Pomeroy as a Superior Court judge for Lincoln and Cleveland counties. Pomeroy, a Lincoln County resident for 19 years, served as a partner at the Jonas Law…

Rivercross on county agenda

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Staff report The proposed 116-acre Rivercross retail and residential development in Denver could be on its way to becoming a reality after tonight’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners session, as long as predicted snow and ice don’t postpone the meeting. SBG, LLC is asking county commissioners to rezone the site,…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Bob Hodges

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Historically, physical remains suggest that woodturning has been practiced since at least the 6th century B.C. The woodturner’s primary tool has evolved as the lathe has advanced from early creations like the “strap lathe” into what can be a hulking machine in the corner of wood…

Man charged with felony for hash oil

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Staff report A Georgia man is facing felony drug charges in Lincoln County after being found in possession of hash oil, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Wednesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office public information officer Larry Seagle said in an email…

Local conservation project rejuvenates county stream

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Initiative restores Hoyle Creek on Lincolnton’s Keever Farms PHIL PERRY Staff Writer About 2,000 feet of stream will be restored in Lincolnton as the quality of water and eroding banks along the vein are undergoing the final phase of a facelift, providing fresh vegetation and a crossing for cattle and…