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County boasts crisis response school

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For at least the last six years, Lincoln County has served as the only location in the country with a crisis response training school. County Fire Marshal and Lincolnton Pastor Mike Futrell joined in 2007 with Dr. Tina S. Brookes, internationally-known critical response trainer…

Candidate forum coming up

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a candidate forum for those municipal-government hopefuls on the ballot in November. “It’s such a big city-election year,” Tim Holder, interim chairman of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, said Wednesday. Holder, who will…

UNC science bus makes stop in Lincoln County

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Fifth Annual Partnership for Children Family Spooktacular

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On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Partnership for Children will hold the fifth annual Family Spooktacular at the WoodMill Festival Grounds in Vale. The event is geared towards families with young children and helps to raise awareness of the Partnership for Children’s funded projects. The event will be held from noon-4…

Actors recognized for outstanding performances

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild is extremely proud to announce that two of its actors were nominated for a Metrolina Theatre Association award. Penny Schrum was nominated for Outstanding Cameo for her role of Aunt March in Little Women. Rachel Gant was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor-Female, for her role of…

Owner proud of champion poodle

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One local pet owner couldn’t be prouder of her canine companion. Betty Day, who owns Heavenly Paws Grooming in Lincolnton, recently experienced quite the honor when her pooch, Harley, was part of a winning duo during a national pet-grooming show in Hershey, Pa., at the end…

A brief history of community colleges in NC

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest Columnist After World War II ended in 1945, North Carolina began a shift from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. With that change came a realization that a different kind of education was needed in the state for these new opportunities in the workplace. For those…

Alpaca festival funds reading program

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Reading is the basis for everything,” Iron Station resident Shelly Walsh said. She and husband Mike, owners of Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, located on Brevard Place Road, plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from their second annual fall festival this weekend to…

Around Town — 10-11-13

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FRIDAY LKN scavenger hunt The 4th Annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be today and Saturday benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Activities will start 6 p.m. today and again 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on the event or how to donate, call Martha Staley at (828)…

Criminal Charges — 10-11-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gregory Earl Englert, 41, of 1614 Green Acres Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 8 with one count of violation of a 50-B order. A $500 bond was set. Timothy Michael Brittain, 28, of 2705 Philadelphia Church Rd. in Lincolnton was…