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Iron Station man arrested for neglect of horse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An Iron Station man will make his first court appearance on Friday to answer to charges of animal cruelty. Paul Lynn Henderson, 49, of 5314 Amity Lane in Iron Station, was charged Sept. 20 with one count of cruelty to animals. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies…

Delivering the mail can be dangerous

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Doug Ballard works for the Post Office, delivering mail every day. Two years ago he was performing his work as usual when the driver of a Camaro hit him from behind. Ballard said he was attempting to make a left turn when the Camaro decided to…

Criminal Charges — 10-1-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Joseph Daniel Ledford, 19, of 709 Catawba Street in Lincolnton was chargedSept. 23 with one misdemeanor count each of shoplifting and larceny. An $800 secured bond was set. Christy Ann Sisk, 40, of 906 E. Cone Boulevard in Greensboro was charged Sept.…

Rock Springs Class of ‘51 holds reunion

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Revaluations come under fire

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The methods Lincoln County uses to perform property revaluations drew the ire of a group of concerned citizens at a recent Board of Commissioners meeting. During a public hearing, several speakers questioned the 2015 Schedule of Values’ validity, as well as its creation process. “I think…

Veterans hope to care for their own with new group

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer For years, Maurice Moore’s karate studio on North Aspen Street has been dedicated to helping the community get healthy and learn self-defense. Now, Moore , a Vietnam veteran that served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, has a new mission — and it’s one…

Students get a lesson in conservation

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Conservation Field Day gives students a crash course in all things nature ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s sixth grade students gathered at two of the county’s parks last week for Conservation Field Day. According to Patty Dellinger, Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District Program Coordinator, the field day…

Festival fun

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Denver Days fun for all

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Teen headed to equine competition

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Tayler Tierney has been a top-notch horsewoman since the age of 6. The 16-year-old North Lincoln High School student started competing when she was 7, taking an old field pony named Apache and turning him into an English show pony that competed and won against horses…