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Estate Jewelers celebrates 45 years

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Estate Jewelers, located on East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton, is marking its 45th anniversary this year. The store, which began as Old South Antiques in 1968, was originally located on South Academy Street. It was here that owners David and Carol Self first met, when…

Denver Garden Club

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Reep chosen as state finalist in pageant

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Miss McKensie Reep, age 15, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant, to be held July 6 at the  Marriott in Winston-Salem. The pageant is held for girls age 13 through 15. McKensie is the daughter of Tony and Renee’ Reep of…

Criminal Charges — 5-20-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Amy Susan Fier, 60, of 7196 Executive Cir. in Denver was charged May 15 with one count of simple assault and battery or affray. No bond was set. Rafael Angel Corella, 29, of 2292 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May…

Reader’s Forum — 5-20-13

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Let’s talk about Toyota I bought a 2011 Camry at a down-east dealership 30 months ago. The asking price was $21,000. I agreed to the price, provided that tax, tag, title and documents fee was deducted. The dealership agreed and wrote up the deal. I signed the contract without reading…

Around Town — 5-20-13

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TODAY GED class Gaston College will offer a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. The class, which is held bi-weekly 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, will be today (May 20) through May 23 in…

Racing legend Trickle dies in apparent suicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Both the Lincoln County community and racing world lost a legend to suicide Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said. Richard “Dick” Trickle used a gun to kill himself just after 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, according to an agency press…

Lincoln County women helped build the bomb

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    Jenna-Ley Harrison Staff Writer   It was 1945 when Lincoln County childhood friends Julia Dee McLerd, Tillie Brooks and Katherine Sappenfield, each found themselves finished with a second year of college and looking for well-paying summer jobs. After talking to a local employee with the Employment Security Commission…

City Council holds budget work session

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council met Wednesday night to discuss City Manager Jeff Emory’s proposed 2013-2014 budget in more detail, with much of the meeting’s focus on continuing services while faced with decreasing revenues. Emory first presented the $28.2 million financial plan at the council’s…

Playing in the band

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