News From Cabarrus County


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Wide open prairies and rugged mountain terrain set scene, shape lives in The ...
Have you ever been to Centralia, Pennsylvania? Probably not. There’s no sign welcoming visitors into town, but there is one to warn them: Danger. Underground Mine Fire. Ground is prone to sudden collapse.

OCT ends 2016–17 season with a pair of crowd-pleasers
Meredith Willson’s perennially popular “The Music Man” and the reunion of a local cast that boasted sell-out crowds wrap up the exciting 41st season at Concord’s Old Courthouse Theatre (OCT) this spring.

Concord High graduate Priscilla Perez releases debut EP
CONCORD – A Concord High graduate is set to release a musical album later this month.

What's happening around the community
THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Cabarrus County Public Library events
Here’s what’s happening at the Cabarrus County Public Libraries:

Concord author’s new book explores sixties ‘Camp’ comics and culture
“Welcome to the Camp Age! When spies liked their wars cold and their women warm. When good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch. When boots were made for walkin’ and Batman shook a mean cape.”

TRAIL program promoting mentoring and good role models
The TRAIL (Taking Responsible Actions in Life) program, an initiative facilitated by Cabarrus Health Alliance, is a mentoring program that gives teens the opportunity to confidently serve as role models and educators to help instill positive attitudes regarding healthy sexual…

Class Reunions and more
Logan /Shankletown Class 1967

It was just as Jesus said
Throughout history people in general have been fickle. They are for you today, but against you tomorrow. Adults have the tendency to blame this type behavior on the youth. However, it is not just the youth. In the Bible we…

Pet of the Week Jax
Jax is a big, sweet boy who loves people! He is around 4 years-old and very friendly. He loves to go on walks and sniff all of the great smells.

Art-o-mat celebrates 20 years smoke-free
It’s a story of redemption not often considered.

50 years of music for Whittington and still reaching new fans
Usually at some point during a show, bluegrass performer Jeff Whittington will take a break between songs to ask the audience who is there for the first time. If it’s a typical night, half the crowd will raise their hands,…

Lincoln County News


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New owners rejuvenate Lincolnton ice cream parlor
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Morgan’s Ice Cream Parlor and More will conduct its official grand reopening on Saturday afternoon. Adrian and Elizabeth Gonzalez, who assumed ownership of the business last April, have spent the past year remodeling the parlor and reinvigorating their menu. “We’ve always been in business, but not this type of business,” Adrian Gonzalez […] The post New owners rejuvenate Lincolnton ice cream parlor appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Reader’s Forum— 4-28-17
Response to Tillis column I am responding to the Sen. Thom Tillis opinion recently published regarding a border wall. My 27-year-old son hit the “head on the nail” when he said, should a wall be built, “It would keep immigrants in because more immigrants are leaving for jobs in Mexico.” The ones that are coming […] The post Reader’s Forum— 4-28-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Our View— Voter fraud lite
Voter fraud matters, until it doesn’t. That’s the message coming out of Catawba County this week, where the district attorney there announced that his office won’t pursue charges against a woman who impersonated her dead mother to vote for Donald Trump. Voter impersonation is the most egregious form of voter fraud and, according to a […] The post Our View— Voter fraud lite appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Caution needed on state budget
JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadline, they shouldn’t count on a positive “April surprise” to make fiscal decisions for them. There are some very real and very important choices ahead regarding state taxes […] The post Caution needed on state budget appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

A North Carolina mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria
G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria? I will give you an answer in a minute. But first, a little bit about her new book, “The Shadow Land.” Its main character is a young North Carolina mountain […] The post A North Carolina mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Criminal Charges— 4-28-17
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dustin Dwight Suggs, 29, of 3222 Ole Country Ln. in Claremont was charged Apr. 22 with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, felony breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, […] The post Criminal Charges— 4-28-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Obituaries— 4-28-17
Irene Lee Lynch McSwain KINGS MOUNTAIN — Irene Lee Lynch McSwain, age 86 of Oakleaf Dr. (Mary’s Grove) passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. She was born July 19, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Charles “C.B.” Lynch Sr. and Carrie Lee Lynch.  Irene was a member of First Baptist […] The post Obituaries— 4-28-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Mustangs fall to Maiden
DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor The East Lincoln Mustangs entered Wednesday night’s game with Maiden with another opportunity to clinch the Southern District-7 regular season championship.  And things looked bright for the Mustangs early on, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Blue Devil ace Caden O’Brien. But the tide began […] The post Mustangs fall to Maiden appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Local Sports Roundup
Thursday Baseball Lake Norman 7, North Lincoln 2 The Knights jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on four straight singles from Nick Solomita, Tyler McPeak, Trevor Whitley and Ty Lilly, with Whitley and Lilly picking up RBIs.  But the Wildcats gained control in the bottom of the […] The post Local Sports Roundup appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Schedule
This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations, site changes or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. Friday, Apr. 28 Baseball East Lincoln at West Lincoln  7:45 p.m. Lincolnton at Maiden  7 p.m. Lincoln Charter at Piedmont Charter Newton-Conover at Bandys  7 p.m. West Caldwell at Bunker Hill  7 p.m. Softball East Lincoln at West […] The post Schedule appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

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O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: 1924 gunfight deaths left community reeling
Editor's note: This is the second of two parts. The first part appeared last Sunday.

Iredell marriage licenses: April 16-22
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of April 16-22. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

Iredell birth announcements: April 14-21
Iredell Memorial Hospital

Patriot spotlight: William Sharpe
Note: This series of articles is brought to you monthly by the Catawba Valley Chapter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to bring awareness of the service and sacrifices of our local patriot ancestors…

KATE MEIER COLUMN: Son's next chapter: Independence
About eight months ago, my little boy put on a school uniform for the first time. I remember at the time thinking that he looked so old, and I worried that my time with him was moving too fast. Fortunately,…

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Double homicide shocked Southern Iredell in 1924
Editor's note: This is the first part in a series.

JOE HUDSON COLUMN: The smell of spring rain
I was on the front porch when you drove by and I waved, enjoying the spring weather.

SHERI BISTREICH COLUMN: How women can prepare for healthcare costs in retirement
Women live longer than men and face distinctly different challenges in funding their healthcare needs in retirement. According to a 2016 study by HealthView Services, a 65-year-old man who retires this year will spend an average of $200,000 on healthcare…

Iredell marriage licenses: April 9-15
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of April 9-15. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

KATE MEIER COLUMN: I know why you're tired
Hey, Mama, I know why you are tired.