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Post Office reopens after tree removal

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Post Office reopens after tree removal The Lincolnton Post Office reopened Monday afternoon following the removal of a large tree that fell on the facility during a storm Sunday afternoon. Acting Manager of the Post Office for Operations Doris Caldwell-Reed says all mail has been distributed to P.O. Box customers…

Rebels trample Lake Norman Charter

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HUNTERSVILLE — The West Lincoln Rebels, coming off of a two-game losing streak, traveled to Lake Norman Charter to play their second conference game of the year on Friday. The Rebels came out and got a good offensive start, as they took their first possession downfield. Senior running back Dylan…

Mustangs trample Knights

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs marched their way to a commanding 47-7 win over county rivals the North Lincoln Knights on Friday. Mustang senior running back Marcus McDowell had another standout night, gaining 237 of East Lincoln’s 298 rushing yards on 15 carries, and accounting for five touchdowns. McDowell…

Wolves feast on Rams

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LINCOLNTON — On a night that saw Makayla Zammarelli crowned homecoming queen at Lincolnton High, it was the Wolves who were king in a 49-0 trouncing of Highland Tech. Senior fullback Dee Littlejohn rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns on his first four carries, all in the first five…

Editorial Cartoon

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Guest view: Legislative special session

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Prior to the special session of the General Assembly, Republican leaders intimated that lawmakers would consider three amendments to the state Constitution, though they declined to provide specific proposals for discussion. By adjourning Sept. 14, the Legislature left Raleigh having approved only an anti-gay measure that would enshrine discrimination in…

Columnist: Someone has to pay taxes

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It would be interesting to know what goes through the heads of corporate executives who scheme to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Are the competitive pressures at the top of the business world so intense that they simply don’t think beyond the moment? Perhaps they never imagine what…

Winds, hail hammer Lincolnton

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One of Lincolnton’s busiest roadways remained closed Monday morning after a brutal storm passed through the northwestern side of the city, bringing heavy winds to the area Sunday afternoon, toppling power lines and trees. Storm winds uprooted a large oak that collapsed on top of the United States Post Office…

Former employee purchasing bicycle shop

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Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop for 30 years, will be handing over the reins of his company to a former employee. An announcement released on Friday said Rhyne will be selling his shop to Brantley Smith on Oct. 1. Smith, who grew up in Lincolnton and worked at…

Iron Station man arrested for heroin

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An Iron Station man was caught possessing nearly $2,000 in heroin Thursday night following a traffic stop in central Lincoln County, deputies said. Officers stopped the vehicle after 8 p.m. near Exit 23 on U.S. 321. Authorities had deemed the car suspicious-looking, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. During…

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