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Chamber Expo a hit with local businesses

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LEDA celebrates industry

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association kicked off its 10th-annual “Industry Appreciation Month” earlier this week, with events planned throughout October. An official proclamation signing was conducted on Tuesday for the celebrations, designed to show gratitude to the manufacturing sector and those “companies and workers…

Denver event aims to fight hunger

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Local and international hunger will be the topic of interest this weekend for the county’s eastern end. The annual East Lincoln area’s CROP Hunger Walk will commence 2 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. The purpose of the yearly event is to raise…

Obituaries — 10-4-13

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Walden Orie Johnson Walden Orie Johnson, 62, 715 Morningside Dr., Mt. Holly died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Native of Gaston County. Son of the late Rev. Linton Johnson, Sr. and Dora Burton Johnson. The funeral service will be Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Tuckers Grove…

Man charged with shooting vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale man is accused of shooting a gun at a vehicle carrying his girlfriend and another woman over the weekend near the Lincoln-Catawba line, deputies said. Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of 245 Boyles Road, allegedly fired shots at a Jeep Cherokee just before 5…

Young piano whiz coming to town

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  Umi Garrett, 13, set to play Cultural Center JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Barely a teen, Orange County, Calif., native Umi Garrett has already performed for audiences across the globe with her prodigy-like piano talent. From Germany to Italy, Latvia to Panama, the 13-year-old musician strikes piano keys at unbelievable…

County unemployment rate sees dip

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County saw a significant drop in its unemployment rate for August, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday. The number dropped more than one percentage point to 8.6 percent, down from 9.8 percent a month earlier.…

Eagles down Ironmen in battle for second

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln Charter couldn’t quite close things out the last time it met Cherryville. Not only did it seal the deal this time, but it took over second place in the process. Madi NeeSmith had seven kills and accounted for 12 points, and Christina…

Another draw

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Wolves now 0-0-2 against top SD-7 teams By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The top soccer teams in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference are giving Lincolnton a headache. Graham Willis’ header in the second overtime period saved the Wolves from dropping their first league match and they finished tied…

Jenkins commits to G-W

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Holds WL’s all-time saves mark with 11 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Chandler Jenkins has decided where he wants to play college baseball. The West Lincoln standout verbally committed to Gardner-Webb University on Monday, the left-hander said on Twitter. Jenkins, who holds the record for saves at West Lincoln with…