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Lincolnton NAACP rally marks 50th anniversary of March on Washington

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NC NAACP president lambasts state legislature SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer “Forward together, not one step back,” was chanted several times Wednesday evening as a lively crowd gathered in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his…

County unemployment rate steady

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from a month ago, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday. July’s numbers show the local rate stayed at 9.8 percent, with it having risen to that level in June. This follows…

Band on bikes stops in Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While biking from Black Mountain to Greensboro, four-piece string band The Steel Wheels stopped in Lincolnton Thursday while on their way to perform a concert in Charlotte that night. The temporary Americana-style band has been riding between 60 and 85 miles a day since before Aug.…

Convenience stores offer healthy snacks

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Two local corner stores are participating in a healthy-eating initiative, made possible by a state grant, that’s helping to boost the accessibility of fresh produce. The Lincoln County Health Department, in partnership with Cabarrus Health Alliance, was announced last year as a recipient of a regional…

Around Town — 8-30-13

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TODAY Lions Club The Lincolnton Lions Club will collect school supplies for K-5 students starting 9 a.m. today and Saturday in the parking lot of Big Lots, 1555 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Supplies will be  delivered to local elementary schools. Items needed include book bags, crayons, Band-Aids, blunt scissors,…

Obituaries — 8-30-13

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Pate Marcus Brendle Mr. Pate Marcus Brendle, age 79, of  Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville following a lengthy illness. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Harvey Blume…

Reader’s Forum — 8-30-13

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Contracts a bad deal for city I want the citizens of Lincolnton to know what the Mayor, Devin Rhyne and  the County Commissioners are trying to do through a series of contracts between the City and the County. The mayor has agreed with the County Commissioners to sign a contract…

Helping hands a real benefit to others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It was a fundraiser for a young couple who lost most of their house and its contents in the recent flood, but it was also a real benefit for those of us who showed up. The barbecue (donated by a local restaurant) was seasoned just right,…

Job Listings — 8-30-13

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Various Positions Employer will be in the Lincolnton employment office on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jobs include warehouse worker, recycle-waste sorter, etc. Maintenance Technician (Job #10229584) Responsible for maintaining various saws, electrical, hydraulic and forklifts for wood processor. Positive attitude a must. Prefer at least 10 years of…

Scouts relive a part of history

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