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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Lincolnton tennis shuts out Highland Tech

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s girls tennis team shutout Highland Tech to improve to 4-1 on Thursday. Singles winners were Saylor Whitesides (8-5), Kiera Hughey (8-3), Allison Brown (8-0), Amber Herter (8-1), Francesca Rovalino (8-0) and Carly Brocuglio (8-6). Winners in doubles were the teams of Whitesides and Rovalino (8-6), Brown and…

Sports Calendar — 9/5/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football E. Lincoln at N.…

Business Spotlight: Eaker’s Nursery

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eaker’s Nursery and Tree Farm, located at 2760 Highway 274 in Cherryville, has been in business for nearly 30 years, but the land has been in the family for generations. “We’re four generations of farmers,” co-owner and grower Alisa Eaker said. “My great-grandfather, Doras Eaker, grew…

Obituaries — 9-5-14

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Jimmy Niles Hudson Jimmy Niles Hudson, 70, of Lincolnton, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Gastonia. A native of Gastonia, he was the son of the late Kenneth Hudson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Meg. Mr. Hudson was co-founder…

Artist: Don’t try this at home

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Jason Bolton uses fire as a medium in artistic endeavors ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Jason Bolton plays with fire. The self-taught artist and happily married father of four expresses his creativity in a way that leaves many people either confused or enthralled. “It usually goes one of two ways,” Bolton…

City readying to roll out new trash bins

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Northern Lincolnton residents will be the first in the city to receive city-provided trash containers in 2015, the first step in an effort to decrease the waste-stream and improve residential recycling trends. Veteran Public Works employees Steve Littlejohn and Salvador Sosa were given the honor on…

Lincolnton hardware store marks 50 years of family business

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s hard to imagine that Saine Ace Hardware began in a space that occupied less than 1,500 square feet. Fifty years ago, Kenneth Saine and his young wife Alta saved their money and decided that they wanted to own their own business. “I was selling furniture…

Bluegrass festival grew out of family’s love for being together

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for education of its virtue. — Plato Unlike most music festivals, where profit is the goal, the Catawba Valley Music Revival, formerly known as the Coot Williams Road Music Festival, uses its proceeds to provide soul…

Around Town — 9-5-14

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FRIDAY The Little Mermaid The Hickory Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, running until September 21 at the Jeffers Theatre in Hickory. For ticket prices and show times, please call (828) 328 – 2283. Horseshoe Doubles Tournament Gaston Count Parks and Recreation will host a horseshoe doubles tournament at George…

Harvey ~ Rhodes Wedding

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Alicia Emily Harvey and Charles Lee Rhodes were united in marriage at The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton on June 7, 2014. Rev. Dale Pederson officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. Alicia is the daughter of Sherry and Sam Hovis of Stanley and Mack and Sonia Harvey of Lincolnton. Her grandparents are…