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DOT to repair Iron Station bridge

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Staff report The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled to close a portion of Will Schronce Road in Iron Station to replace a bridge over Hoyle Creek. Construction is expected to begin Aug. 19, and a detour will be in place, directing motorists to take Keever Dairy Farm Road…

Criminal Charges — 8-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Robert Daniel Scott, 38, of 1962 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton was charged August 12 with one count each assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication and misdemeanor larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Randy Lee Rinck Jr, 37, of…

Boogie with Books

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Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Around Town — 8-15-14

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SATURDAY Dinner and Dancing The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will sponsor a dinner-dance at the Gaston County Resource Center at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. The doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is $8. The dinner is not included in the price of the admission, but…

OUR VIEW — Caution in Iraq

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The administration of President Barack Obama may be using the pretense of protecting American assets and personnel in northern Iraq as a justification for airstrikes against Islamic State militants. But the reality is, whether the president realizes it or not, the current unrest in Iraq was unavoidable. These are the…

No high steps, but more time for bird watching

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist When I was very young I wanted to be older so that I could do all the things that older people do. I wasn’t thinking of being so old you couldn’t do what you wanted. Who ever thought that going up a flight of stairs would…

Ebola outbreak unlikely in U.S.

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GORDON C. CROWELL Guest Columnist When I was very young I wEbola has been much in the news lately. I never heard of Ebola during my time in medical school, in training after school, in the Army Medical Corps or during my years of medical practice. If I saw any…

Reader’s Forum 8-15-14

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United Way says ‘thanks’ On behalf of the United Way of Lincoln County and our partnering agencies, I would like to say “thank you” to our local Harris Teeter. To their staff, employees and customers who have been so faithful through the years, participating and contributing to the United Way…

Obituaries — 8-15-14

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Burton Roy Bley Burton Roy Bley, 89, currently of Newton passed away on August 12, 2014 at Catawba Valley Hospital in Hickory after a brief illness. He was born August 17, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Clarence and Eunice Bley, and preceded in death by his wife of…