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Around Town — 7-8-13

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 TODAY Fall enrollment Gaston College will begin fall enrollment today. For more information, call (704) 748-5200. New Student Orientation Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today (June 8) through July 11 in room 118 of the Lincoln…

Criminal Charges — 7-8-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ricky George Oxford, 27, of 2429 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 1 with one count each of felony breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing stolen goods. A $10,000 bond was set. Eric Deveron…

Obituaries — 7-8-13

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Sue Wells Kerley BURNSVILLE — Sue Wells Kerley, age 73, of 791 McKinney Road in Burnsville, died on Friday, July 5, 2013. Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Higgins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family…

Candidates file for city elections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Filing for the 2013 Lincolnton municipal election got underway Friday at noon, with the two-week period for candidates to officially mark their intention to run for city office continuing through July 19. Two incumbents were among the four candidates who filed Friday. Mayor John Gilleland, a…

Program to teach Braille to blind children

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “It’s not an embarrassment to be blind,” Yvonne Franz said. The Lincolnton resident has been teaching visually-impaired students for more than three decades and could not be more excited to teach Braille and other life skills to eight local five to 12-year-olds this week. Franz helped…

School Board to consider vendors

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to take action on a variety of items during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, as well as hear various reports. First on the agenda is the consideration of several Policy Committee recommendations, including one regarding attendance, another…

Poetry Lincolnton releases anthology

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Poetry Lincolnton has been hosting readings at the Lincoln Cultural Center every month since 2011 and now the fruit of those meetings is something tangible. The group released its first anthology in June, “The Best of Poetry Lincolnton 2013 Reading Series,” through a co-sponsorship with Charlotte-based…

Local funeral director named state ‘Professional of the Year’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County funeral director was recently named “Professional of the Year” for 2013. The Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina, Inc., handed out the annual award in a special ceremony last month in Wilmington. Mary Frances White, owner of Ebony and White’s Funeral…

Cherryville finishes Huntersville, Cardinals top Henderson County 8-1

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Post 100 to face No. 1 Mint Hill in second round Staff report Cherryville Post 100 finished a three-game sweep of Huntersville and the Lincoln County Cardinals moved one game closer to a sweep of Henderson County after Sunday’s American Legion baseball playoff action. Post 100 wrapped up its first-round…

Around Town — 6-5-13

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SATURDAY Church buffet Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6. Yard sale Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale (rain or shine) starting 8 a.m. Car Wash Without Walls Freedom…