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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…

Harris Teeter to close Boger City location

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After nearly 48 years of business, a regional grocery chain has announced it is closing the doors at its Boger City location. Harris Teeter’s corporate office issued a press statement that said the Boger City store, located on 2318 East Main Street, will permanently close on…

E-cigarette shop opens on Lincolnton’s Court Square

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may be swapping out their packs of tobacco cigarettes for an alternative, thanks to a new downtown business. Vape Envy, located at 107 Court Square, opened its doors on Saturday. The business, owned by Cherryville resident Mario Greene, specializes in the sales of electronic…

Campers learn about harm of bullying

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Monday saw the summer campers at the YMCA celebrating Christmas in July, but with a very special message. In partnership with the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, volunteers from First Federal Bank of Lincolnton and the United Way, the YMCA presented…