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Lincoln County airport airfield named in honor of David E. Lowe

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The airfield at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport was officially named in honor of airport authority chairman David Lowe during a ceremony Tuesday evening. “I’ve worked with the airport for many, many years, but I never expected anything to be named in my honor during the…

Former LHS football coach collecting team’s history

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Richard Smith made his own history during his tenure at Lincolnton High School. The former head coach of the school’s football team is now on a journey tracing the history of those football coaches and players who were there before his time. It all started…

LMS student participates in White House Easter Egg Roll

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The White House Easter Egg Roll is one of the nation’s great traditions, dating back 139 years to the Rutherford B. Hayes presidency in 1878. Thousands of children descend upon the White House each year with long-handled spoons in hand to roll a wooden Easter egg…

Science center proposal gains traction at commissioner’s meeting

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Block Smith Gym in Lincolnton may soon become a science center following a presentation delivered to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening. Edward McFadden, founder and chairman of STEM Career Path Project, Inc. has offered to purchase the building from the county…

Lincolnton Food, Wine and Brew Festival on tap for Saturday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer More than 70 vendors, including 12 food trucks, seven breweries, 10 wineries, 30 juried artists, 15 farmer’s market vendors and 10 Earth Day activity booths will be assembled at the second annual Lincolnton Food, Wine and Brew Festival, which will be held on Saturday in…

Trio charged with vehicle break-in

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Staff report The use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle has led to charges in connection with several vehicle break-ins. Deputies said they were dispatched to two vehicle break-in calls on Brookwood Road in Lincolnton on Saturday. In one of the break-ins, items in the vehicle had been…

Four arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report A call about a suspicious person led to four drug arrests on Friday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they went to Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale to investigate a call about a person in the area who appeared to be impaired and was carrying several camouflage…

Father and son charged in home invasion

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Staff report A father and son have been arrested in connection with a northern Lincoln County home invasion. The victim, who lives in the 4400 block of Herter Road in Lincolnton, told Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies that two Hispanic men broke into his home around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday…

Man charged with break-in, theft of antiques

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged with stealing antiques from a home in Vale while the victim was asleep inside. The victim, an 86-year-old man, told deputies on March 12 that he had been awakened by the sound of movement in his basement and saw flashlights outside his…

East Lincoln Winter Guard celebrates successful season

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Varsity Cheval Winter Guard from East Lincoln High School has had a very successful season of competition. Most recently they were the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Scholastic A Gold Medalists and also regional finalists with the Winter Guard International (WGI) Knoxville, WGI Mid-Atlanta Power…