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Obituaries — 7-17-15

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Obituaries for July 17, 2015. Charles ‘Charlie’ ‘CB’ Bradford Brown, Jr. MAIDEN — Charles “Charlie” “CB” Bradford Brown, Jr., 84, of Maiden, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at his home. Services will be private. He was born March 18, 1931, to the late Charles Bradford and Pauline White Brown.…

Record setter

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Capps sets new course mark, qualifies for U.S. Amateur   RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Miller Capps had no idea where he stood, except for on a golf course. Now that course bears his name as its tournament record holder. Capps, the 2012 North Lincoln graduate who played in the British…

Offshore fishing is awesome

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Do you love to fish, and do amusement park rides make you sick? If you said “yes” to both, then offshore fishing is just for you. No, really. I’m dead serious. Thanks to the generosity of a good friend (and an even better Christmas gift to…

LOCAL To-Dos — 7-17-15

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Local To-Dos for July 17, 2015. EL CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP: East Lincoln will host a co-ed camp Aug. 3-6. Cost for the camp is $60 in advance, or $70 the day of. The camp is from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day for boys and girls rising second-eighth grade. Applications can be…

NC Works Job Listings — 7-17-15

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Job listings for July 17, 2015. You must currently be registered with NC Works 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 NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035,…

Deputies looking for battery thieves

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of batteries from AT&T hubs in eastern Lincoln County. Batteries were stolen from locations in the 8500 block of Unity Church Road and the 200 block of Club Drive. AT&T employees reported the incidents on Tuesday, which are believed…

Our View: With friends like these

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On the scale of trustworthy countries, Iran ranks pretty low. Pretty low, that is, unless you’re part of the Obama administration team that negotiated an agreement with Tehran this week that will lift economic sanctions and an arms embargo and release $100 billion in frozen assets in exchange for a…

Cooperative Extension program will help identify hazardous trees

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is hosting a public workshop on Saturday to educate county residents on the potential hazards of dangerous trees. Registration for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium, concluded on Thursday. The…

Family holds vigil for man serving life sentence

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer On Monday, President Barack Obama commuted prison sentences for 46 inmates serving time for drug-related offenses. The second-term president has now granted nearly 90 commutations during his tenure in the White House. But Obama’s decision, aimed at kick starting reforms to the criminal justice system, provided…

Book celebrates war hero’s service

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Presented with an opportunity to tell a war story, Reginald Lanier couldn’t say no. The Lincolnton native and retired aircraft controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a history buff, so when Linda McNeely Blanton asked him to write a book about her father and his…

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