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Fryes named Farm Family of the Year

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has chosen as its 2013 “Conservation Farm Family” Gerald and Leslie Frye. The couple, who raise beef cattle exclusively at their more than 200-acre farm on Flay Road in western Lincoln County, will officially be recognized…

Detectives continue the search for runaway sisters

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It has more than a week now since deputies said two teen sisters fled their northeastern Lincoln County home. The Sheriff’s Office said Mahagony Smith, 17, and Aniya Symone Mickey-Weeks, 14, ran away from a home on McCorkle Road on June 25. The agency first alerted the public about…

60th Anniversary

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C.A. and Jo-Anne McGinnis of Crouse got married in Gaffney, S.C. on June 25, 1953. Their four children: Claude McGinnis and wife Linda, Donald, Fay Costner and husband Ray, Kay Billington and husband Mark treated them to an anniversary trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and a surprise party with family…

Dellinger receives scholarship

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Around Town — 7-1-13

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TODAY Pageant registration Today is the deadline to enter the Miss Fourth of July Pageant, sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association. The pageant will be 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville and will be the official kickoff event for the city’s Fourth of July celebration.…

Boger City Optimist hosts cornhole tournament fundraiser

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Cherryville falls to first-place Shelby

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Post 100 hosts final regular-season game today Staff report Cherryville Post 100 fell to first-place Shelby Post 82 4-3 on Sunday after taking a 12-2 six-inning loss against Hickory earlier in the day. West Lincoln graduate Brett Huff posted Cherryville to a 1-0 lead in the second on a single…

Fishin’ with Capt. Gus: Blue Heron Island

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GUS GUSTAFSON Guest Columnist Early July is the time to visit the Blue Heron rookery on the smaller of the two islands between markers D4 and D6 in Reed Creek. While this island is off limits during nesting season (do not beach your vessel to walk on it), the nesting…

Storms hit hard in Lincoln County

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Winds, rain and intense lightning pounded Lincoln County Friday evening, producing flash floods on the eastern end in addition to high water levels in Iron Station, where a demolished private roadway, now temporarily fixed, separated some residents from the outside world. Pumpkin Center…

Couple makes move from France to Lincolnton

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s been a year since European-born couple Jean and Philippe Trochard uprooted themselves from France and moved to Lincoln County. They now consider the American community their true “home.” The couple visited the county for a month more than a year ago and…