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Vale man freed on bond after marijuana charges

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A Lincoln County man is out on bond after narcotics investigators seized more than 70 pounds of marijuana plants from a property on Reeps Grove Church Road. Travis Eugene Hull, 42, Vale, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana, authorities said. More…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections will begin distributing absentee voting forms Monday. The forms will be available until Oct. 28. To request a ballot, either write or stop by the elections office at 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Call (704) 736-8480. One-Stop early…

Animals in foster care; ‘Noah’s Ark’ comes to end

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The largest animal seizure operation in Lincoln County history is coming to an end as the nearly 400 animals taken Aug. 26 from a Denver residence have been placed in foster care. Lincoln County Animal Services Director Jack Kerley said the final cost of the massive operation has not been…

Grand Opening

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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…

Fire marshal blames blaze on home stove

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A fire that destroyed a Swing Trail residence Sunday is believed to have been caused by a stove. “It appears that when the homeowner left his residence, he forgot to turn off the stove. And whatever he was cooking caused the place to go up in flames,” Mike Futrell, fire…

Around Town 9/17/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oakgrove Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The community center is located next to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. BUILDING NETWORKS The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston…

Trying for a normal neighborhood

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Michael Ross, 27, hoists his 8-year-old daughter, Asje, on his back like a rag doll. Both flash wide smiles standing in front of the trailer where they live with his grandmother and aunt. Ross, a LeeBoy employee, is caught up in a moment with his daughter he says people do…

‘A Few Good Men’ opens Friday

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East Lincoln striker likes team’s chances

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East Lincoln senior Dalton Brown is knowledgeable about soccer. As a striker and midfielder he knows what his role to his team is and how hard he needs to work individually so his team can be successful. “As a striker you’ve got to make the runs for your team and…