News From Cabarrus County


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Concord Mayor proclaims Feb. 24-26 as "Girl Scouts Hornet's nest Council Cook...
CONCORD – Concord Mayor J. Scott Padgett has proclaimed Feb. 24-26 as “Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Cookie Weekend” in Concord.

Lights! Camera! Libations!
The Art on Tap Steering Committee stumbled early on to the makings of a successful party – Millennials, the target demographic here, want hands-on activities that teach them something interesting; they want to socialize with others like them; and they…

Pet of the Week Boone
Boone is a brindle male who is approximately 5 years-old. He is a very loving a playful boy. He may not be the youngest pup, but he doesn't lack in enthusiasm!

Religious notes around Cabarrus
Sunday, Feb. 26

Church food sales
Friday, Feb. 24

Volunteers travel to Colombia, South America to minister to deaf population
BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA — Deaf evangelist Kevin Clark and his team recently spread the gospel and love of Christ without speaking a word.

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

Don’t let mistakes destroy us
As a young person, we played sandlot baseball and football in the nearest open field. One day during the fall we were playing football and the quarterback intended to throw the ball to me, so he shouted to me using…

Want to stalk your dog online? Now you can
If I wanted to know what my dog did all day, I would teach her how to use Facebook.

Doing what’s right when no one is looking
“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)

Exploring for something inspiring
When my first child was my only child, every now and then the wife would need a break from reality. It also meant that the best way to allow her that break was for father and son to find something…

Souper Bowl set for Tuesday
CONCORD — When Carolyn Carpenter started volunteering with the Salvation Army, she began as a bell ringer during the holidays raising funds for the organization.

Lincoln County News


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Woman killed in car crash
Staff report A 22-year-old Iron Station woman died in a car crash in Catawba County early Wednesday morning. Troopers said Marissa Billings was killed at around 4:30 a.m. on Slanting Bridge Road, near Highway 150, when her car crossed the centerline and was hit by another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was transported to […] The post Woman killed in car crash appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

‘Price is Right’ fundraiser to benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The “Price is Right” benefit to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center (LCCACA) is returning for the 11th year to the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Funds raised from the event help LCCACA to protect children from abuse and neglect […] The post ‘Price is Right’ fundraiser to benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Lincolnton Sportsman Club welcomes first female member
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Sportsman Club, founded in 1945, recently revised its bylaws to allow female members. The first woman, Lincolnton resident Teresa Caudle, was voted in on Feb. 16. “I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and was always ice fishing, regular fishing, snowmobiling, hunting and trapping […] The post Lincolnton Sportsman Club welcomes first female member appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved four rezoning requests and tabled a fifth during a meeting on Monday evening. Jerry Reese, a Charlotte attorney requesting an amendment to a previously approved residential development on Lake Norman, made some last-minute changes to his updated master plan that caused the commissioners to […] The post Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Arts Council readies for Robinson-Lineberger literary competition
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting entries for the 34th annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. “We have found, over the years, that there are people from all walks of life who enter this competition,” Arts Council of Lincoln County executive director Deanna McGinnis said. “We feel as though this […] The post Arts Council readies for Robinson-Lineberger literary competition appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Extension agent influenced many through the years
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer David Choate, Lincoln County’s longtime agriculture extension agent, died Sunday at 81. Choate, an Army veteran and graduate of North Carolina State University, began working in Lincoln County in 1962 as a 4-H agent. He served as an agriculture extension agent in the Cooperative Extension and later became extension chairman. […] The post Extension agent influenced many through the years appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Board of Education to discuss search for superintendent
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education has called a special meeting on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. to discuss the county’s search for a new superintendent. At the meeting, the North Carolina School Board Association and Campbell Shatley, PLLC will do presentations detailing their available superintendent search services. These presentations will […] The post Board of Education to discuss search for superintendent appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Charlotte women charged with prescription fraud
Staff report Three Charlotte women have been charged with passing fraudulent prescriptions at Denver pharmacies. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives said the prescriptions, passed on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, were produced using the name of a Charlotte business and a forged prescription and were for opioid-based pills. Deputies said the women were identified by […] The post Charlotte women charged with prescription fraud appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Man charged with theft from construction site
Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged in connection with the December theft of a trailer loaded with lumber from a construction site on Ernest Houser Road. Deputies were dispatched to the construction site on Dec. 13 after Travis Lawing of Travis Lawing Builders told officers that sometime between Dec. 10 and Dec. 13, […] The post Man charged with theft from construction site appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Purging the marriage penalty
ED FEULNER Guest Columnist A Valentine’s Day present from the federal government? It could happen. No, I’m not talking about flowers or candy. I’m talking about getting rid of the “marriage penalty” that’s built into one of our biggest welfare programs. That program is the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is the nation’s second […] The post Purging the marriage penalty appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Statesville-Iredell News


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Iredell birth announcements: Feb. 13-18
Iredell Memorial Hospital

Iredell marriage licenses: Feb. 12-18
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of Feb. 12-18. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Two interesting articles from 1923
While trying to find information you need, you sometimes stumble across information you do not need, but is more interesting than what you are seeking. Well, that's what happened the other day in the library when I was trying to…

KATE MEIER COLUMN: A mom's identity crisis
Is it just this stage of life?

Iredell marriage licenses: Feb. 5-11
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of Feb. 5-11. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

Iredell veterans associations suffer from attrition
Declining membership at Iredell military veterans’ associations impacts the ability for the groups to staff charity events, provide services and in the long run prepare the next generation of association leadership.

Iredell birth announcements: Feb. 6-9
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JOE HUDSON COLUMN: Love shows itself; it just does
I was on the front porch when you drove by and I waved, thinking about a Valentine card I purchased, and how love, like the rising sun, always shows itself. It just does.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Caldwell Park honors former Statesville mayor
Caldwell Park, between Oakwood Cemetery and East Broad Street, was named in honor of Statesville mayor Leroy Campbell Caldwell. Mayor Caldwell served as chief executive of Statesville for five terms, from 1895 to 1897 and from 1911 to 1917.

SHERI BISTREICH COLUMN: 5 ways to make the most of your tax refund
More than 110 million Americans collected a tax refund – worth an average of just under $3,000 – after filing their 2015 tax returns, according to statistics released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you’re one of the many…