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Police identify man who died in city wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton police officials have identified a man who was killed and a woman who was injured in an early-morning wreck on Thursday. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to a call regarding an accident around 12:03 a.m. on Sept. 11. Reports were that the accident happened at…

D.A.R. group marks Constitution Week

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer For 59 years, the Daughters of the American Revolution have made it a goal to educate the community about the historical events that surrounded the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The tradition began in 1955, when a resolution to designate Sept.…

County public schools excel at state measures

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools’ graduation and proficiency scores continue to excel, according to the State Board of Education’s 2013-2014 READY Accountability Report. In a Lincoln County Schools press release, the September report depicts achievement in three ways: proficiency, Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) and academic growth. The school…

Revolutionary War Patriots to be honored

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Three Lincoln County Patriots that fought for American freedom during the Revolutionary War will be honored on Saturday as the Sons of the American Revolution will hold grave marking ceremonies. The Catawba and Mecklenburg chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution are sponsoring the ceremony…

Watch out for the sharp side

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Art Crawl, Rhyne Competition seeking entries

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The committee of the Lincolnton Art Crawl has officially extended an open invitation for local artists to participate in this fall’s event. Seeking artists in a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts, the committee is asking artists to register…

Our View: Just like lemmings

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The United States is, once again, trudging toward war in the Middle East. President Barack Obama, in a nationally televised speech on Wednesday, made the case for the expansion of air strikes against Islamic State guerillas in Iraq and Syria. Obama said U.S. fighter jets will launch more bombings in…

Criminal Charges — 9-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 26, of 504 Whisnant Street in Shelby was charged September 11 with one count each displaying expired registration place and no operator’s license and two counts driving while license revoked. An unknown bond amount was set. Tod Jaa…

Around Town — 9-15-14

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TODAY Human Trafficking Awareness Program United Methodist Church in Lincolnton will host Pastor Mark Andrews as he presents Pedaling to Stop Traffic in the Fellowship hall beginning at 7 p.m. Desserts served at 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Advocacy Training Lincoln County Senior Services will be hosting an Advocacy Training for local…

Lincoln Charter School breaks ground at site

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