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Man arrested for sucking woman’s toes at Lincolnton Wal-Mart appeared in court Friday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the sexual act on strangers…

65th Anniversary

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John and Nell Wright of Lincolnton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 20, 2014 with extended families of Jerry and Paul Wright. They are active members of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, enjoy family, playing golf, and going out to eat. John is a WWII Navy Veteran, attended NC…

Obituaries — 3-21-14

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Nelie Smith ‘Bets’ Brittain Nelie Smith “Bets” Brittain, a member of Wilkies’ Grove Baptist Church, passed into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after 10 months of declining health. She was 100 years and 7 months old. She lived at Trinity Ridge West Nursing Home of…

Vocal competition coming up

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The 12th Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will showcase North Carolina singing talent this weekend in Lincoln County. At least 19 competitors from across the state will participate in the event, considered one of the most competitive and prestigious vocal contests in the area. Competitors range in…

Chamber gearing up for Adult Spelling Bee

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are gearing up for their 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, a fundraising event that brings businesses, civic clubs, churches and schools together. “The idea was brought to the Chamber by board member Dr.…

Pageant sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association

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Seven girls were winners at this year’s Miss Valentine Queen Pageant, which took place Feb. 16 at Cherryville Community Building.  The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsored the event. Winners included Bitsy Miss Addolynn Dominguez, Baby Doll Miss Berkeley Wilhoit, Tiny Miss Mary Grace Mullinix, Little Miss Jordan Abernathy, Young Miss…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Around Town — 3-21-14

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TODAY Scholarship application High school seniors at WLHS, ELHS, NLHS and Lincolnton are may apply now through April 8 for the Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship. One student from each public high school will receive $1,000. Applications are available with each school’s guidance counselor. For more information, call (704) 477-6967(704) 477-6967.…

Reader’s Forum — 3-24-14

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Smoking cafe At the March 18 meeting, a request was made to the Lincolnton Planning Board to allow a hookah café in our central business district. The hookah may be more familiar as a tobacco-burning water pipe. The business would offer customers the opportunity to enjoy sitting around smoking the…

More daylight means more porch sitting

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It’s officially spring now and time to take advantage of all this sunshine. Daylight Savings Time gives us more afternoon hours for work, or at least we can see more that needs to be done. With more daylight time we can see many more dust bunnies…

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