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Obituaries — 11-29-13

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Donald Lee Felts IRON STATION – Donald Lee Felts, 68, died suddenly, on Monday afternoon, November 26, 2013 at his home. He was born October 20, 1945 in Surry County to John Claude and Frances Mozelle Wagoner Felts.  He was retired from Duke Energy with 25 years of service, and…

OUR VIEW — Support small businesses

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of this country. Many of us work, or have worked, for a small business. The small business proprietor offers something that operations managed by huge corporations can’t — a real sense of shared responsibility and longevity in this community, a personal touch, the knowledge that…

A week to remember, or best forgotten

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I didn’t have a clue when I crawled from the bed Monday morning that this would be a week to remember. It was supposed to be another “normal” week, but it started off on the wrong foot and from then on I couldn’t keep my shoes…

Criminal Charges 11-29-13

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    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Esteban Aguirre Martinez, 39, of 1742 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 25 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Michael Anthony Glaspey, 24, of 897 Mt. Zion Church Rd. in Iron…

Local nurse among top 100 in state

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident Kim Kirkland was recently named among the top 100 nurses in the state, an honor that continues to boggle her mind. “It has truly been the most gratifying, humbling, life-long experience that is too hard to put into words,” she said. Kirkland was…

No plans yet to raise dropout age in Lincoln

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Two school districts in Catawba County are raising their compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, a first for North Carolina. The decision is part of a pilot program the state approved this past summer. The Hickory and Newton-Conover districts will join 20 states and…

Child battling cancer finds support from local photographer

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     It was through Facebook earlier this year that two local residents, each with their own cancer struggle, discovered each other. Sharon Vickers, owner of a small photography business in Lincolnton, said she continued to receive notifications on her profile page from a…

Small Business Saturday aims to bring in bucks

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The end of November is normally introduced with the traditional Thanksgiving family feast. For retail lovers, however, the last week of November is the beginning of the mass holiday shopping spree, beginning with the infamous “Black Friday,” followed by the country’s “Cyber Monday.” But…

50th Anniversary

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Jerry and Joyce Bridges of Lincolnton will celebrate their 50th anniversary on November 28, 2013. They were married in York, S.C. on November 28, 1963. The couple have two children, Janeen M. Gallo and Kenny Bridges and five grandchildren, Kenda, Gunner and Grayson Gallo, and Ivey and KK Bridges. Images…

Tiffany ~ Wise Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tiffany of Cary are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lauren Carol Tiffany, to Mr. Daniel Dean Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wise of Vale. The couple met while attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lauren is a 2013…