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Shelby drops Lincoln Co. in finale

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Cardinals finish sixth, face Cherryville in first round   RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — In order to get home-field advantage for the first round of the Area IV playoffs the Lincoln County Cardinals had to figure out a way to beat both Gastonia and Shelby in back-to-back nights. They…

Local To-Dos

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Local To-Dos for July 1, 2015. BASKETBALL CAMPS: East Lincoln has two upcoming basketball camps at the school: A Denver Nuggets-sponsored AAU co-ed camp July 6-9, and a co-ed camp Aug. 3-6. Cost for one camp is $60 in advance, or $70 the day of the camp. Families enrolling multiple…

Rail Trail mural nears completion

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For a few months now, Tyler Hobson has toiled away at a mural overlooking the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail in Lincolnton, painting away at a project that will showcase Lincoln County’s history. On Tuesday, Arts Council of Lincoln County Director Shelly Johnston said the painting…

Care packages give a troops a taste of home

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the Alpha 1st 113th Field Artillery Battalion troops, who have spent the last month serving overseas in Bahrain, a taste of home is on the way. Sebrena Pearson, the battalion’s family readiness group leader, helped mail out 20 care packages last week. On Tuesday, 80…

OUR VIEW — Sell the caboose

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Brad Wike thought he’d purchased the caboose that sits at the old railway depot on North Poplar Street in Lincolnton when he sent the city $8,400 through the Government Deals auction website. But not so fast — the deal still had to be approved by the city’s politicians at a…

Reader’s Forum: Merger time? — 7-1-15

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Merger time? I hear that our county will consider expanding its water system. It means the county’s usage is growing and maximum capacity is just around the corner. I have heard the city of Lincolnton is selling less water due to a major business closing. The city (secondhand information) is…

Parks and Rec flourishing for city

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The responsibilities for Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Director Richard Haynes are multifaceted. Haynes wears many hats and his duties may reach farther than the community as a whole realizes. Perhaps as much as any other department head within the city, his duties require a versatile hand,…

Deputies investigating break-ins

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating several break-ins of unlocked vehicles northeast of Lincolnton. Residents began reporting the break-ins over the weekend to vehicles parked at homes on Dove Tree Lane, Shady Brook Lane and Springs East Road. Items stolen in the break-ins include GPS units, tools…

Criminal Charges — 7-1-15

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Criminal charges for July 1, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Evan Lee Knowles, 18, of 6719 Lackey Rd. in Vale was charged June 26 with one count of second degree trespassing. A $6,000 secured bond was set. Caitlin Rhae Peeler, 24, of 6719 Lackey Rd.…

Martial arts master faces another fight

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The accolades and achievements Maurice Moore has accrued through decades of perfecting a difficult-to-perfect craft haven’t come free. The costs are significant, and they’re costs that Moore must now face. Moore, an internationally known boxing and karate instructor, can remember being inducted into the World Karate…