• Local child molester dead after short prison stint

    SALEM — Michael Jay Epperson, a Lincoln County man convicted of sexual abuse, died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Salem Saturday after a short period of incarceration in the Oregon State Penitentiary, according to a press release from Oregon State Police. 

  • Minor struck by car, driver arrested on warrant

    After striking a minor with his car, James Shugar, 43, of Salem, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on an outstanding warrant in Lincoln County.

  • Fees rise, fall in new schedule

    The Lincoln City Council unanimously passed a new fee schedule on Monday night, which included both increases and decreases in various charges around town. Most changes made were formalities to reflect changes approved previously by the council or other organizations within the city — such as the elimination of overdue fines at the library — while others are steady increases which mirror previous years.

  • Michael Goff sentenced to parole in sex abuse case

    LINCOLN COUNTY — Michael Goff, 36, formerly the chief executive officer of Newport-based TCB Security Services, took a plea deal in which he was convicted of one count of coercion in the Lincoln County Circuit Court late last month and sentenced to three years of probation and paying the court $2,500.

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NOAA Ship to sail no more

You could call Newport the final resting place for the Hi’ialakai.

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Local child molester dead after short prison stint

SALEM — Michael Jay Epperson, a Lincoln County man convicted of sexual abuse, died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Salem Saturday after a short period of incarceration in the Oregon State Penitentiary, according to a press release from Oregon State Police. 

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Local man accused of sex abuse

NEWPORT — Mitchell Houston Conte, 35, was arrested June 6 on charges of online sexual corruption of a child, sodomy, sexual abuse, luring a minor and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor after beginning a sexual relationship with a teenage girl in the area.

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City “concerned” about Rogue transient back taxes

NEWPORT — Rogue Ales, according to city officials, didn’t $50,000 of transient room taxes owed from renting out three short-term vacation rentals as part of a “Bed ’n’ Beer” tourism campaign the local institution launched in 2007.

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Robert Shea Thompson-Kirkland February 13, 2003 – June 5, 2019

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Dispute turns sour at sweet shop

OTTER ROCK — Brand-new Cliffside Coffee & Sweets in Otter Rock is the source of much contention in the small unincorporated community, with some neighbors expressing regret and remorse over the ice cream shop owners clear-cutting vegetation near a protected marine reserve and building a public access road over a privately-owned easement. 

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Parking pain eased at hospital

On Monday, June 24, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital opened a long-awaited parking lot located directly in front of the hospital’s emergency entrance.

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Parking pain eased at hospital

On Monday, June 24, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital opened a long-awaited parking lot located directly in front of the hospital’s emergency entrance.

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Lincoln City sewer line burst

On Friday, June 21, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the sanitary sewer pressure sewer line in Logan Road ruptured, causing sewer to be discharged through a stormwater culvert to the beach at Roads End State Park.

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Recognizing 30 years of service

Detective Bud Lane, right, shakes hands with Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer while receiving an award recognizing him for 30 years of service to the city. Throughout his 30-year career, Det. Lane has been recognized with several awards for outstanding service, including the District Attorney’s Award for Special Merit in 1995, the Kiwanis’ International Distinguished Service Award in 1995, the Governor’s Victim Advocate of the Year Award in 1996 and LCPD Officer of the Year in 2011. (Courtesy photo)

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    ‘A pitiable sense of humor’

    Regarding Glenn Harris’s “I have come to the realization” (June 14 letter to the editor). It take a pitiable sense of humor to compare unborn human beings to chickens, hogs and turkey that we eat.

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    Made of plastic

    Trying to go plastic free is annoying and hard ... for everyone involved. My beloved does not want to be bothered, especially since the recycling rules changed just when he had gotten used to them. Everyone has a view about plastic, but here is one that stopped me in my tracks.

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    Volunteers Needed for Newport Cider Festival

    The first ever Newport Cider Festival is making its debut this year, and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and the Cider Festival Committee invite people to be part of this event.

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    Bigfoot at the beach

    He’s been the subject of campfire stories for decades. First recognized under the name Sasquatch, the term Bigfoot first came into play in the late 1950s. Today, roughly one-third of all claims of Bigfoot sightings are located here in the Pacific Northwest. On June 28-30, experience a large variety of Bigfoot-themed events.

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    Newport grad makes good in real estate

    Newport High School graduate Keegan Clay was recently honored with Cushman & Wakefield’s Rising Star award for 2018. The award was presented at the firm’s North and South America Annual Industrial Conference. Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services.

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    Alvin Rayburn Paden July 12, 1930 – June 12, 2019

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    Daniel Edward Wilcox III (1981-2019)

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4th Annual Crab Blessing

Families, fishermen and community members gathered at the North Jetty look-out at Yaquina Bay State Park on Friday, Jan. 4 for the 4th Annual Crab Blessing (Photos by Shelby Wolfe)


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