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Newton residents convicted of falsifying state documents

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Staff report Five Newton residents in the same family have been convicted for producing and selling false identification documents, following an investigation that began in September of 2012. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau, District 7, based out of Newton, teamed with Homeland Security Investigation,…

Public Education Foundation holds board meeting, celebrates funding goal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Board directors of The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation celebrated achieving their $1.5 million endowment at a meeting on Friday. According to LCPEF vice-president Chris Rhyne, the non-profit corporation received $100,000 and a challenge grant from The Timken Foundation. According to a brochure, the mission of…

Criminal Charges 8-18-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brittany Watts Baldwin, 28, of 3511 Randleman Road in Iron Station was charged August 14 with one count each simple assault, communicating threats and second degree trespass. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Daniel Marcel Poovey, 43, of 306 Bynum Road…

Teachers protest education policy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local teachers and their supporters joined forces Wednesday at the county’s courthouse as part of a statewide silent protest against facets of North Carolina’s public education policy. According to Lincoln County chapter president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Dana Avery, chapters of the NCAE…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins today

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Charlotte woman charged with stealing credit card

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Kathy Joyce Canipe, 52, of 945 North College Street in Charlotte, is currently behind bars at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincoln County after confessing to using a credit card that was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of SABO USA Inc.…

Quadruplet brothers reach Eagle Scout

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Josh and Jake Massey stand out for many reasons. The 14-year-old quadruplet brothers and members of the East Lincoln High School band recently achieved one of the highest honors in the Boy Scouts of America, earning their Eagle Scout awards. Recognized on Aug. 2 at Unity…

Plant expansion plans on agenda for commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss several proposals from the Lincoln County Public Works and Utilities department. Public Works director Don Chamblee will speak to commissioners regarding a motion to approve an engineering study regarding a water treatment plant expansion. Based upon…

94th birthday and 5 generations

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Denver man drowns in Lake Norman

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Staff report The body of a Denver man who drowned in Lake Norman was recovered on Thursday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Neighbors found the body of Richard Terry Locklin, 53, in the lake near Dick Wilson Road, shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. Locklin maintained a residence on…