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Gilleland looks back near end of final term

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Lincolnton mayor: I just wanted to make a difference PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Sometimes a journey, whether it be a spiritual, personal or even a political one, cannot be properly compartmentalized until the road winds down to a resting place. Not that Lincolnton mayor John O. Gilleland, Jr. is signing…

School district lines may be redrawn

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Staff report The Lincoln County Board of Education told county commissioners on Wednesday during a joint meeting that overcrowding in the Rock Springs district could force the school system to redraw attendance lines for the nearby elementary schools for the upcoming school year. According to documents provided by the county’s…

A Farmer and a carpenter: GSF Woodworking finds a niche

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Woodworking runs deep in the bloodline of Stanley resident Scott Farmer. A descendant of tradesmen, the soft-spoken artist began nailing boards together as a 6 year old. His father, Johnny, was a carpenter and painter by trade. Johnny, now retired, exposed his sons to the construction…

Around Town — 1-30-15

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TODAY Church retreat Rehobeth UMC is hosting a nondenominational retreat for girls in grades 6-12, Friday-Sunday. Theme is “Do Life Big” Love. SERVE. GIVE. Cost is $25. Contact Natalie Gray at (704) 213-3143 or natalie.gray86@yahoo.com to register. Drop off will be Friday at 6 p.m. at 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd.…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. TREATMENT PLANT…

‘They stepped up’

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Lincolnton rallies to defeat Mustangs RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Lincolnton’s wrestling team, once mired in growing pains of its own, showed a young East Lincoln team what it has to look forward to. The Wolves won the last five bouts to overcome a 15-point deficit on Tuesday, and knocked…

Top-ranked Mustangs rout Wolves

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RICHARD WALKER Gaston Gazette Veteran East Lincoln boys basketball coach Neil Hodges knows that a high ranking in the polls in late January won’t mean anything when the playoffs begin next month. But on a day in which Hodges’ Mustangs were moved into the No. 1 ranking among the state’s…

LCS boys stomp TJCA, stay perfect in league play

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Following its latest blowout victory, Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team is one win away from clinching at least a share of the conference crown. Freshman Kody Shubert had a full stat line of 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover as the Eagles clobbered…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/28/15

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Today Basketball E. Lincoln at N. Lincoln Thursday, Jan. 29 No games scheduled Friday, Jan. 30 Basketball Bunker Hill at E. Lincoln Lincoln Charter at Bessemer City Bandys at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at N. Iredell W. Lincoln at Newton-Conover Saturday, Jan. 31 Swimming SP1A championships at HFFA Wrestling SD-7 tournament…

Purser ~ Reep Engagement

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Lindsay Nicole Purser of Monroe and Austin Matthew Reep of Wingate, formerly of Lincolnton announce their upcoming wedding. Lindsay is the daughter of Teresa Purser and the late Jeff Purser of Monroe. She is a 2010 graduate of Piedmont High School and 2014 graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of…