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Nashville recording artists coming to Denver for community concert

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bruce Hedrick started playing piano and singing at age 3, and after picking up a guitar five years later, he’s been strumming and writing music ever since. The country/Gospel musician, a Statesville resident and Nashville recording artist, will be performing alongside fellow Nashville recording artist Chris…

Child heatstroke deaths are preventable

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Seven deaths due to parents leaving children in a hot car have been reported already this year. Last year, 44 deaths occurred nationwide, including two in North Carolina. Kelly Ransdell, Safe Kids North Carolina director, advised caregivers to always provide layers of protection. “Always place important…

My great-grandmother was a gypsy

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Last week we were having some problems with out ATT-Uverse recorder and I called for service. Kevin Pitts, an ATT-Uverse employee, was sent to help me with my problem. As with everyone else I meet, I asked him, “What is a moment you will never forget?”…

Officials warn about deed scam

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County residents have fallen victim to a property deed scam that has been circulating across the state. The email or mailed letter, titled “Deed Processing Notice,” lists the property owner’s name, address, parcel number, amount of sale as well as other public information regarding…

Bridge washed out during flooding to be repaired by state

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Staff report Construction is expected to begin this month on a Lincoln County bridge damaged from severe flooding during last summer’s storms. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded the contract to replace the Beam Lumber Road Bridge in Vale to Clark Ledbetter Construction for $466,919. According to the…

Library kicks off summer reading program

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Staff report The Lincoln County Public Library kicked off their 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Citizens Center on Tuesday. During the kickoff event, both children and teens were encouraged to sign up for the reading program and pledge to meet personal weekly reading goals. The event featured games, numerous…

Kid’s fishing day this Saturday

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Saturday is Kid’s Fishing Day at the Lincolnton Sportsman Club. The annual event will begin at 7 a.m., is free of charge and is open to any young child. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the event with their children, but are not allowed…

Wright named to 2014 NCCCA All State Cheerleading Team

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Learning curve

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Mustangs split DH with Bunker Hill By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– The purpose of the Western Piedmont Instructional League is to teach. East Lincoln learned how to beat Bunker Hill the second time around. Alec Burleson went 4-for-4 across a pair of five-innings games, Austin Buchanan was 3-for-4…

Preschool graduation

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