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Obituaries 6-19-13

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    Herbert Guy Lewis Herbert Guy Lewis, 85, of Denver, passed away at his home on Friday, June 14, 2013. He was born on June 11, 1928, in Miami, Fla., the son of the late Guy and Lois Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, William…

NL Knights finish third in Wells Fargo Cup standings

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Carrboro takes first place in 2A for second year in a row Staff report A conference championship in softball and a runner-up finish in men’s golf helped lift the North Lincoln Knights to a third-place finish in the final standings of the Wells Fargo Cup, sponsored by the bank and…

City police seeking chicken thief

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Police are looking for the culprit who took more than a dozen roosters from a Lincolnton residence. According to a report, 16 of the particular type of bird was taken from 168 Cochrane Road. The incident was reported to police just after…

United Way chapter to participate in Day of Action

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     “Every child deserves a quality education and the opportunity to succeed in school, work and life,” Kathy Vinzant, Director of United Way of Lincoln County, said. The local branch is just one of thousands across the world set to participate Friday in…

Schedules — 6/19/13

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American Legion baseball Lincoln County travels to Mint Hill at 7 p.m. today. Cherryville hosts Shelby at 7 p.m. today. Cherryville hosts Burke County at 7 p.m. Thursday.…

Around Town — 6/19/13

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TODAY Autism Society programs Today is the first day for two different five-week programs on Life Skills Development and Social Skills, each sponsored by the Lincoln County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Both programs cost $50 and will be weekly for five weeks at Freedom Church, 125…

Crews battle blaze at abandoned mill

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        Fire’s cause still undetermined, under investigation JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The cause of a large-scale textile mill blaze Monday in Lincolnton remains a mystery for local police detectives and fire officials. Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said his agency responded to a fire-alarm call at Massapoag…

Retiring county manager honored with reception

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   County Manager George Wood, who announced in April that he would be retiring at the end of this month, was honored with a reception Monday evening, just prior to serving in his role for one last Board of Commissioners meeting. “This is a…

Commissioners approve incentives to aid in manufacturer’s growth

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners unanimously signed off on incentives Monday night for Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, to move forward with an expansion of its local facility. The company, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, plans to invest…

Public spec building on agenda for county

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Discussion of moving forward with the construction of a speculative building using public funds will once again be on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners’ agenda tonight. The item, a decision on which was tabled earlier this year after a private developer had expressed…