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School Board plans special called meeting

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Following last week’s sudden resignation of the Lincoln County Schools official in charge of facilities and construction, Darrell Gettys, the Board of Education is set to conduct a special called meeting on Tuesday. Announced late Friday, the meeting is schedule for 6 p.m. at…

Helping Hands answers prayers for soup kitchen facelift

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the last two years, Soup Kitchen Manager Jackie Casey has been praying for a chance to remodel the Christian Ministry eating facility. This month, her prayers were answered. Helping Hands, a local ministry started by Denver United Methodist Church but now comprised…

Iron Station suspect faces theft, drug charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies arrested an Iron Station man Thursday on multiple felony charges after they located a stolen four-wheeler and shotgun along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his residence, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Officers had gone to the home of Dustin Edward…

Our View: Don’t let predatory lenders back in N.C.

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Some lawmakers in Raleigh have been toying with the misguided idea of re-opening the gates of North Carolina to payday lenders. These predatory businesses suck meager funds out of working families and industrial communities, like those in Lincoln County, under the guise of helping those briefly down on their luck…

Criminal charges — 2-25-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Thomas Michael McKee, 18, of 785 Old Homestead Ln. in Denver was charged Feb. 21 with one count of failure to appear. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Caleb Matthew Hale, 16, of 6066 King Wilkinson Rd. in Denver was charged…

Around Town — 2-25-13

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MONDAY Blood drives Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host blood drives 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 972-4700. Basic Skills Orientation The Gaston College-Lincoln Campus will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student…

Deadline to enter Adult Spelling Bee is March 8

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The 16th annual Adult Spelling Bee is around the corner, with the deadline for entries set for March 8. The fundraising event, to take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 in the auditorium of the Citizens Center, brings businesses, civic clubs, churches and schools together in…

EL Mustangs fall to LNC 47-40 in conference tournament title game

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Big fourth quarter lifts Lake Norman Charter to win MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The Lake Norman Charter Knights boys varsity basketball team broke a 33-33 tie with the East Lincoln Mustangs early in the fourth quarter and outscored the Mustangs 14-7 down the stretch to take a 47-40…

Local wrestlers qualify for state tournament

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Seven Lincoln County wrestlers qualified for the 2A state tournament after top-four finishes in their weight classes at the 2A West Regional championships at West Lincoln on Saturday. West Lincoln senior Clay Alguire (138 lbs.) and sophomore Mack George (182 lbs.) were Lincoln County’s sole class…

Lady Wolves win SPC tourney title

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team and the Lake Norman Charter Lady Knights tied for the regular-season Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference championship. But Lincolnton made a case for the title of top team in the SPC with a 45-44 win over Lake…