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Bad weather cancels baseball tournament

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Staff report A second cancellation due to poor field conditions after several days of heavy rain means there isn’t going to be a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Tournament champion this year. The game between No. 1 West Lincoln and No. 2 East Lincoln was canceled Monday due to a downpour…

High signs with Tusculum

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Around Town — 5-8-13

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WEDNESDAY Senior lunch Senior Citizens in the Iron Station community are invited to attend a covered dish luncheon at noon at Ironton Presbyterian Church in Iron Station. For more information, call (704) 735-3242. Spay/neuter clinic registration Register 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for the Humane…

Pack 81 builds park benches

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Lincoln County 4-H members attend 2013 National 4-H Conference

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Two Lincoln County 4-H members were part of a six-member North Carolina delegation to the 2013 National 4-H Conference held in Washington, D.C., April 6-11. Cody Johnsen, 18, son of Jeff and Kristi Johnsen of Denver, and Joseph Perkins, 17, son of Gordon and Cheree Perkins of Iron Station, were…

Notable News — 5-8-13

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Members of the Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators, gathered Thursday, April 18 at the First Baptist Church for dinner and a meeting. Renee Smith offered greetings to the members by reading a selection entitled “God’s Creation of Teachers.” Renee invited the members…

Club News — 5-8-13

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The Priscilla Book Club met April 10 at the Lincolnton home of Hazel Andrews. After a dessert course was served, President Kay Barefoot welcomed members. Program leader, Peggy Lafferty, reviewed the historical novel, “The Dovekeepers,” written by Alice Hoffman. “The Dovekeepers” is about Masada, a mountain fortress in the Judean…

Teen gets prison time for chase

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A South Carolina man will spend at least the next 12 years behind bars for shooting at a Lincoln County patrol vehicle during a three-county, high-speed vehicular chase in November, Gaston County court officials said. Dakota Lane Sweat, 18, of Little River, S.C., received his sentence…

Brazilian company to bring 127 jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County will soon be home to a second Brazilian company, bringing with it the creation of almost 130 jobs over the next three years. Borghetti Turbos has decided to locate its North American headquarters in Lincoln County, officials with the Lincoln Economic Development Association announced…

County cancels longstanding contract with volunteer rescuers

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The end of an era came Monday night as the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during its meeting to officially terminate its contract with the Lincoln County Lifesaving Crew. The volunteer technical-rescue service and backup ambulatory group had served locally for more than 50 years, and…