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Cardinals split at tournament

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Staff report The Lincoln County Cardinals split their trip to the Rowan County Tournament held at Catawba College on Saturday and Sunday with a 6-4 loss to Mooresville Post 66 on Saturday and a 2-1 win over the Gaston Braves on Sunday. Danny Sullivan picked up the win over the…

City budget approved amid controversy

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Residents of Lincolnton can expect a new monthly charge of $10 for their garbage collection. The move was made in a split decision Monday night by the City Council, which approved the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget with a vote of 2-1. Council member Devin Rhyne, who…

Braves win championship

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The Braves won the East Lincoln Optimist Machine Pitch Baseball championship on Saturday.  The team was undefeated with a 17-0 record. The boys are ages 7-8. Pictured are (front, from left) Ty Smart, Drew Underwood, Trey Spees, Weston Cook, Ben Seagle, Quinton Cook, Landon Burns, Talan Lindsay, (middle, from left)…

Security cameras coming to Main Street

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor If you’re walking down Lincolnton’s Main Street in the near future, be sure to smile, because you might be on camera. The City Council unanimously approved a 10-year contract with the Lincolnton Police Department for the installation of security cameras on Main Street from Cedar Street…

Owens signs with Montreat

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West Lincoln senior Rebecca Owens has signed with Montreat College to play volleyball, basketball and track in the fall.…

Rescuers take to the skies

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More than 16 agencies from Lincoln and surrounding counties joined the North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team on Tuesday for the first of three days of specialized water rescue exercises on Lake Norman in Denver. The team, comprised of highly trained and rigorously tested technicians from military, state and…

Sports Briefs — 6/5/13

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West Lincoln girls basketball camp West Lincoln High School will be hosting a basketball camp for girls 3rd-10th grade. The camp will be held June 17-20 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To download a camp brochure go to the WLHS website at http://wlhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us/.  For more…

Public silent at county budget hearing

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Staff report The public had its chance to speak, and it chose not to take it. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at its meeting on Monday and when chairman Alex Patton opened the session to comments, not a single…

County DSS fire worries city chief

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor A fire at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services building in Lincolnton on May 27 has the city’s fire chief concerned. The fire, which is still under investigation, started around midnight when two shopping carts belonging to Michael Todd Wilson, a well-known Lincolnton homeless man,…

Apple Queen pageant coming soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are currently being accepted, through June 15, for the 35th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Citizens Center, is open to residents of Lincoln County who are at…