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Tucker’s Grove brings back good memories

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Young, old share faith at camp meeting ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Report The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting kicked off on Friday evening with the Blessing of the Grounds. One by one, the tents that dot the grounds began to light up with residents. According to Louis McClain, chairman of the camp…

Cycle shop owner to host benefit for mother battling ovarian cancer

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Keith Isenberg knows a thing or two about winning a race. The owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, Isenberg understands full well that to beat the odds and come out on top, it takes hard work and dedication. When his…

Lincoln Charter School students head back to school today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents and students alike lined up around Lincoln Charter School on Monday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially began. With all of the changes being made to the internal and external structure of the school, Lincolnton campus principal Rachael Greer is more than ready to…

Our View — It starts with the people

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The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9 in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has sparked protests and riots and a police response that has a disturbing paramilitary flavor. The death of Brown and the…

Vale couple supports son at Charlotte Pride Parade

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Thousands flocked to uptown Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Charlotte Pride Festival 2014, a two-day festival highlighting the “social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community.” “It’s a wonderful and diverse cross-section of people marching,” Charlotte Pride media…

Around Town

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TUESDAY Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting Vice District Governor II Max Bumgardner, District 31-A Brighter Visions Chairperson will be guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting at 7 p.m. in CMC-Lincoln’s Elm Classroom in Medical Plaza I. Lions and guests planning to eat in CMC-Lincoln’s cafeteria should plan to arrive…

Newton residents convicted of falsifying state documents

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Staff report Five Newton residents in the same family have been convicted for producing and selling false identification documents, following an investigation that began in September of 2012. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau, District 7, based out of Newton, teamed with Homeland Security Investigation,…

Public Education Foundation holds board meeting, celebrates funding goal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Board directors of The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation celebrated achieving their $1.5 million endowment at a meeting on Friday. According to LCPEF vice-president Chris Rhyne, the non-profit corporation received $100,000 and a challenge grant from The Timken Foundation. According to a brochure, the mission of…

Criminal Charges 8-18-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brittany Watts Baldwin, 28, of 3511 Randleman Road in Iron Station was charged August 14 with one count each simple assault, communicating threats and second degree trespass. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Daniel Marcel Poovey, 43, of 306 Bynum Road…

Obituaries 8-18-14

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Julia H. Davis CROUSE — Mrs. Julia H. Davis, 50, of 4096 Crouse Road, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at her residence. Julia was born in Gaston County on March 26, 1964; a daughter of the late Doug Huffstetler and Gerri Cody Adair. She graduated from UNC Chapel…