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Let’s welcome the pilgrims before Christmas

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist We weathered Halloween with all the spooks and goblins and now let’s give time to the pilgrims and turkeys before the elves rush in with Santa and the reindeer. The mailman delivered the Christmas catalogs before we threw out the pumpkins. I remember when the holiday…

PFCLG thanks Rochling Engineering Plastics

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Around Town — 11-8-13

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TODAY Cooperative Ext. seminar Today is the deadline to register for “Who Gets Grandma’s Pie Plate?” The seminar, sponsored by the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will run twice, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The seminar…

Obituaries — 11-8-13

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Dwight Douglas “Doug” Baker Mr. Dwight Douglas “Doug” Baker, age 71, of 689 Tallent Road, Vale passed away November 6, 2013. His funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday November 9, 2013 at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Mitschke officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will…

Division Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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  You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncjobconnector.com to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, (704) 735-8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career…

Actavis plant to shut down

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   A Lincoln County manufacturing plant will start the process of closing its doors in the coming months, costing over 300 workers their jobs. Actavis, a global manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will complete the closing of its Lincolnton plant by mid-2015, according to company spokesman Charlie Mayr.…

Heavner receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   After serving the people of Lincolnton for the past 35 years, Carroll Heavner was honored Thursday night with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. One of the most prestigious awards one can receive in North Carolina, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine…

Volunteers assist church with construction

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Cherryville officers handed prison time

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Staff report Two former Cherryville police officers who provided protection for what they believed were tractor trailers transporting stolen goods through Gaston County have been handed prison sentences. Casey Justin Crawford, 33, received a 33-month prison sentence from U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. in Charlotte today, according…

City Council honors retiring city workers

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members met Thursday night to discuss multiple zoning requests and honor two retiring public servants. Lt. Kenny Shrum of the Lincolnton Police Department was honored after serving the Lincolnton Police Department for 22 years. “I’ve enjoyed working with the guys and doing my…