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CITY COUNCIL The Lincolnton City Council will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at City Hall due to a grant resolution deadline. This meeting is open to the public.   PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. today at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 401 E. Main…

Facebook policies tricky for employers, workers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the age of instant tweets and impulsive Facebook posts, some companies are still trying to figure out how they can limit what their employees say about work online without running afoul of the law. Confusion about what workers can or can’t post has led to a…

Gunman robs food mart

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Deputies are looking for a man who used a gun to rob a convenience store south of Lincolnton Sunday night. A gunman wearing a dark blue hoodie entered Ricky’s Food Mart on Gastonia Highway around 9:30 p.m. and demanded money from the store clerk who was working behind the counter,…

Obituaries 09-26-11

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J.B. Davis 12/29/1925-9/24/2011 J.B. Davis, 85, of 7275 West Hwy. 27 in Vale, passed away Saturday September 24, 2011 at home. Born in Cleveland County on December 29, 1925, he was the son of the late Roland Davis and Flossie Cooke Davis. He was a member of Hull’s Grove Baptist…

Obituaries 09-23-2011

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Gary Little  Gary Douglas Little, 47, of Conover, died September 21, 2011. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church in Newton. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church. Burke Mortuary in…

Obituaries 09-21-2011

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Billy Lee Hampton Billy Lee Hampton, 62, of Kings Mountain, died September 18, 2011. A memorial service was held 7:30 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Cherryville. Carpenter’s Funeral Home of Cherryville is serving the Hampton family.   Randy A. Sigmon Randy Alfred Sigmon, 56, of Catawba, died September 17,…

Obituaries 09-19-2011

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George Deon Sr. George Deon Sr., 70, of Lincolnton, died September 17, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton.   Tom Spake Glenn Thomas Spake, 78, died September 15, 2011. Funeral services were Saturday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Cherryville. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery in…

Traffic stop leads to heroin charges

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

Man dies in crash near Maiden

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A single-vehicle wreck in Lincoln County over the weekend left one man dead and another facing serious charges. The incident is the seventh Lincoln County fatality this year, up 100 percent from four deaths in 2010 according to Sgt. B. Hipp with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Both Joshua…

West Lincoln Vs Lake Norman

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