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Lincolnton to honor World War II veterans during Fourth of July parade

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A float dedicated to World War II veterans will make its debut next month at the annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Lincolnton. “What we’re hoping to do this year is to draw a much larger group of World War II veterans,” Lincolnton Parade Committee…

LCCADV continues to serve domestic violence survivors

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer While domestic violence is often thought to be just against women, it may be surprising to some to know that statistics show that one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime, according to…

Lincoln County seniors graduate

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools system held graduation ceremonies for all four high schools Friday evening. A total of 831 students graduated, according to information provided by LCS. Of those students, 219 graduated from East Lincoln High School, 185 from Lincolnton High School, 229 from North…

Battle of Ramsour’s Mill re-enactment commemorates Revolutionary War

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Visitors to what is normally a quiet area around three Lincoln County schools were transported back to the colonial era, specifically June 1780, over the weekend at the annual Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Commemoration and Re-enactment. A well-attended but solemn wreath laying ceremony was held…

Nic Haag announces campaign for NC House nomination

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Denver resident Nic Haag has announced his intent to campaign for the election of Lincoln County’s next representative in the North Carolina House. Haag, who campaigned unsuccessfully for a state Senate seat as a Libertarian candidate last year, is now seeking the Republican nomination for NC…

Lincolnton felon charged with selling meth

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with selling meth. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Jonita Travis Cornwell, 37, of Louise Avenue, sold methamphetamine in Crouse and southern Lincoln County. She was arrested on Thursday, accused of selling drugs to undercover detectives over a four-month period. Cornwell, already…

Lincoln County Community Foundation awards record funding

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $30,000 in grant money to be distributed among 15 local nonprofit organizations whose support ranges from area children to environmental protection. An affiliate of Foundation for the Carolinas, LCCF has totaled more than $140,000 worth of grant funding…

Re-enactors bring Battle of Ramsour’s Mill to life

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A big part of the annual celebration and re-enactment of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill, which is being held this weekend at the battlefield behind Lincolnton High School, is the living history demonstrations that will be going on throughout both days. Beginning at 10 a.m.…

PBS show on regional history films in Lincoln County

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A film crew from WTVI, the PBS station in Charlotte, led by producer John Branscum, visited several historic locations throughout Lincoln County on Tuesday and Wednesday to film a segment for WTVI’s “Trail of History.” This is the first time that Lincoln County has been…

Exhibit brings together artists from mountains, piedmont

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The first of a two-part series of a fine art exhibition titled “The Mountains Meet the Piedmont” has been installed at the Cochran Gallery and the Carolina Mill Gallery of the Lincoln Cultural Center. The exhibit is being made available in collaboration with the Arts…