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Criminal Charges — 11-12-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Michelle Lynn Morales, 46, of 2381 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 6 with one misdemeanor count of shoplifting/concealment. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Marsha K Bradley, 29, of 903 B Edgemont Avenue in Belmont was charged Nov. 6…

Man could face federal charges after meth bust

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Staff report A Rutherford County man could face federal prosecution for allegedly selling methamphetamine in Lincoln County, following a month-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization. An undercover officer with the narcotics division of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office infiltrated an organization where John Davis Humphries, 44, of 970 Bethany…

Around Town

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TODAY The Coalition of Churches meeting The Coalition of Churches will meet at Oaklawn School at 7 p.m. to discuss community Thanksgiving events and other topics. The public is welcome. For more information, please call (704) 435 – 0300. Cancer Support Group The Lincoln County cancer support group, sponsored by…

City strategic meeting details challenges, successes in Lincolnton’s future; development a priority

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Staff report Mayor John Gilleland, City Council and city department heads discussed Lincolnton’s future during their second strategic planning meeting on Thursday. The special called meeting, moderated by Centralina Council of Governments Executive Director Jim Prosser, is part of a joint effort by employed and elected officials to design and…

Lincolnton woman wins Partnership for Children raffle

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Cosmetologist joins fight against child abuse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Love of community and a need to raise awareness for those who cannot defend themselves motivated local cosmetologist J.T. Strange to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Guardian Ad Litem program. “I think giving back to the community is important,”…

Criminal Charges — 11-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin W. Beatenhead, 22, of 3328 Tyringham Drive in Crouse was charged Nov. 6 with one count of communicating threats. An unknown bond amount was set. Trent Bivens Belton, 50, of 8065 Blackwood Road in Denver was charged Nov. 6 with…

Hesed House a safe place for county’s homeless

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Board: Volunteers, funding needed for facility’s operations ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Hesed House of Hope first opened its doors to the homeless of Lincoln County in 2006. The shelter typically opens its doors to clients in December and stays open until March, but the below-average temperatures that seemed to come…

Saine: State House ready to get back to governing

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer North Carolina House Rep. Jason Saine (R) handily won re-election to the state’s 97th District on Election Day, and is ready to get back to work in Raleigh with the General Assembly. “I was really excited and thrilled to get such overwhelming support from the county,”…

Going yellow for a good cause

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