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Police say they believe Brian Dale Jones was killed in Gaston County and his body then dumped on a west Charlotte street.

Melisa Diana Triplett of Hudson was accused of having unlawful possession of Oxycodone pills.

Two men robbed the Community One Bank on 12th Avenue NE about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

It was the second such case in recent months, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Healing Tree, on the southwest lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse, glows with a fuzzy rainbow of crocheted and knitted colorful strips. Each hand-stitched strip represents a victim of child abuse.

Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of Lincolnton, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, authorities said.

Parks Master Plan: Learn about proposed updates to Catawba County’s Parks Master Plan during a drop-in public meeting from 4-7 p.m. April 22 at the Catawba County Government Center, 100-A Southwest Blvd., Newton. The public is encouraged to share input regarding recommended plan updates.

Sabbatical award recipient: Lee Carol Giduz, executive director of Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, has received a 2014 Sabbatical Award from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Every year, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation honors North Carolina nonprofit leaders for their service and commitment to the sector.

Holy Week begins April 13 with Palm Sunday services, followed later in the week by Maundy Thursday and Good Friday observances.

The community of Belmont pulled together in the search for my missing dog, Gizmo.

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