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Civil trial resumes today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A civil trial that began late last month will resume in Lincoln County Superior Court today after a two-day hiatus. Both sides are expected to give closing arguments in the case. However, a defense attorney may present new evidence, trying to show again why…

United Way helps make prom dreams come true for Lincoln County teens

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Through the aid of United Way of Lincoln County’s Teen Board, several Lincoln County teen girls will be able to fulfill a much-anticipated high school dream this year and attend prom. The local nonprofit will hand out 40 new and gently-used prom dresses 4-6…

Reader’s Forum — 4/10/13

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Thanks to American Legion Post 30 Thank you to Dale Punch and the American Legion Post 30 for the wonderful program honoring WWII veterans. Thanks also to Captain Randy Cash Chaplain and Major General Thomas Sadler for their remarks. Also, thanks to Ms. Brooke Baldwin for a remarkable rendition of…

Our View — Voter I.D. a no-brainer

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MIKE GEBELEIN News Editor Republicans in North Carolina’s House of Representatives presented their newest voter identification bill on Thursday and were met, not surprisingly, with partisan praise on the right and derision on the left. The bill mandates that voters show a government issued identification card at the polls, starting…

Employment Staffing, Gaston College offer career readiness expo

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Employment Staffing of Lincolnton is teaming up with Gaston College to offer an expo designed to provide information to job seekers about the process for attaining a Career Readiness Certification (CRC). The information session, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center…

School Board learns of safety adjustments to LHS track project

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Crews working on repairs at the Lincolnton High School track have discovered that, due to safety guidelines, the field will have to be repositioned by as much as six feet. Superintendent for Business Steve Zickefoose updated the Lincoln County Board of Education on the…

Criminal Charges 4-10-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mark Adrian Lynch, 38, of 5632 Mundy Rd. in Denver was charged April 5 with one count each of speeding to elude arrest, careless and reckless driving, probation violation and driving while license revoked along with two counts each of…

Obituaries 4-10-13

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  Joe Lee Turbyfill STANLEY — Mr. Joe Lee Turbyfill, age 79, of 173 Cowans Ford Road in Stanley, died on Monday, April 8, 2013. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Denver United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Johnsen officiating. Burial will follow…

Group offers internships to Lincoln County college students

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  LTN Staff Reports   A paid internship opportunity through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the state’s Department of Administration and based in Lincolnton is available to one Lincoln County college student planning to spend summer vacation at home. The State Government Internship Program accepts applications from North…

East Lincoln girls beat Wolves 6-0

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Auvil scores hat trick in victory for Lady Mustangs JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs gained their fifth conference win of the season, powering over Lincolnton’s Lady Wolves with a 6-0 shutout Monday night. “East Lincoln is a very tough opponent, and we knew that…