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Volunteer rescue squad faces unexpected closure

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON SARAH LOWERY Staff Writers   After serving Lincoln County for more than half a century, one volunteer technical-rescue service and backup ambulatory group has been ordered to cease operations by Sunday. Workers with Lincoln County Life-Saving Crew (LCLSC), stationed on North Academy Street in Lincolnton, were outraged…

Two men charged with separate sex offenses

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged two Iron Station men in connection with separate sex-related incidents involving teen girls last year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Donnie Ray Carroll, 30, of 4776 East N.C. 27, faces one felony count of indecent liberties with a child after…

Two Lincoln County bridges to be repaired

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County bridges are due to receive some upgrades following an announcement by the North Carolina Department of Transportation last week that a contract had been awarded for the work. The $4.4 million contract to Astron General Contracting Company of Jacksonville will allow…

Singer gets new liver

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After waiting 11 years for a liver transplant, Don Herbert’s dream came true this spring. The Kannapolis resident and member of Conover-based Gospel group, Parable of Christ, who often plays venues throughout Lincoln and its surrounding counties along with several states up and down…

Deputies: Man used van to drag donkey

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A western Lincoln County man attached a donkey to his vehicle and dragged the animal down an area roadway Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Richard Ricky Hudson, 68, of 3120 Frank Cline Road in Vale, with one misdemeanor count of conveying animals in…

Around Town — 4/24/13

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TODAY Golden Opportunities Exposition Today is the last day to submit a questionnaire for individuals interested in manning a booth for the Cooperative Extension’s Golden Opportunities Exposition 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to acquire a questionnaire, call (704)…

Mustangs take two in SPC play

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Nick Savoie throws no-hitter against Bessemer City Staff report East Lincoln picked up a pair of 10-run rule wins in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play with a 10-0 defeat of Lincolnton in six innings on Monday and an 11-0 shutout of Bessemer City in five innings on Senior Night on…

McBee signs with King University

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Tyler McBee received a Swimming Athletic Scholarship from King University in Bristol, Tennessee.  McBee has qualified for regional competition for the past three years and qualified for the state meet in Cary this year.  He is pictured with his parents, Kim and Steve McBee, swim coaches Adam and Lindsay Fier,…

Results — 4/24/13

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Baseball West Lincoln defeated Fred T. Foard 11-4 on Monday. West Lincoln defeated Lincolnton 6-2 on Tuesday. Tennis North Lincoln hosted the first day of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament on Tuesday. Singles Brendan D’Amato (NL) d. Kyle Garver (WL)  6-0, 6-0 Carlos Garcia (EL) d. Ibrahim Hodzic (L) …

Sports Briefs — 4/24/13

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Travel baseball The Cleveland Cubs 11U travel baseball team currently has two spots available on its roster. The team plays local tournaments twice a month. Contact Allen Shoup at (828) 764-1461 or Jeremiah Hull at (704) 692-0529.…