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Some days are better than others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist A friend recently asked me why I didn’t write about good and bad things. I asked her how she knew the difference. I know a woman who always talks about people living in sin. So I asked her, “how can you tell, because aren’t we all…

Reader’s Forum

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Shame on Harris Teeter I have just read a “Closing On August 26th” sign posted on one of Lincolnton’s’ long standing businesses. Yes, it was posted on the front door of Harris Teeter’s super market in Boger City. I believe this business has operated in Lincolnton since the early 1950s.…

4 Generations

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Carter ~ Thompson Engagement

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Lawrence and Danita Carter of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sade Simone Carter of Raleigh to Richard Darrius Thompson of Raleigh, the son of Richard and Shelia Thompson of Fairmont. Carter is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School.  She attended the University…

Local salon collects school supplies

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Staff report This month, a Lincolnton hair salon will work with local residents on giving back to public schools. Great Clips, located on 439 North Generals Boulevard, is collecting school supplies for students attending the county’s 12 elementary schools. Those who donate school supplies during the month of August will…

Young guns

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Local youth take part in football, volleyball camps The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department held its youth football and volleyball camps this week at Lincolnton High School.…

Calendar — 7/30/14

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Important dates Aug. 1––First official day of fall scholastic sports practice Aug. 11––First date football teams can hold official scrimmage Aug. 18––First playing date for non-football fall sports Aug. 22––First football playing date Tryouts All athletes interested in playing scholastic sports for the 2014-15 school year must have an up-to-date…

Police rounding up drug suspects

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep. The drug round up was the result of over nine months of investigation on the part of Lincolnton Police Department narcotics investigators Detective Dwayne McAllister and Detective Dennis Harris,…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting bringing worship, family together

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Though it may look like a ghost town out of the Old West, the campground where Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting is held every year comes very much alive on Aug. 15. Thousands of people from neighboring churches will gather for two weeks to share in fellowship…

Profits soar for Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s 2014 Hog Happenin’ festival saw a significant rise in profits compared to the 2013 event. The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, which annually hosts the two-day barbeque and motorcycle event, released 2013 and 2014 financial records of the event to the Times-News after the board’s…