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Board of Education to vote on improvements, projects

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LTN Staff Report The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. On the agenda for the meeting are: Board members are expected to take action on various school facility repairs and improvements. Board members will consider the purchase of a new activity…

Boger City Lady Jayhawks go undefeated

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The Boger City Lady Jayhawks 10U kid pitch softball team had a perfect season this spring as they went 11-0. The undefeated season was made up of playing teams from Boger City, Kings Mountain, Balls Creek, Cherryville and West Lincoln. Pictured are (front, from left) Libby Huss, Emma Grace Evans,…

Plant workers rushed to CMC-Lincoln after gas exposure

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 30 employees at a Lincoln County manufacturing plant for tortilla chips and other corn-based snack items were exposed to carbon monoxide Monday afternoon inside the facility. Director of Emergency Medical Services Ronald Rombs said that while 34 workers at R. W. Garcia had been exposed, they…

Boger City Lady Hurricanes go 14-1

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The Boger City Lady Hurricanes 8U Coach pitch softball team won the regular season and also the end-of-season tournament to cap off a 14-1 record this spring. The Lady Hurricanes played an in-league schedule with four other Boger City teams and also played West Lincoln Optimist as well as a…

Our View: Main Street security cameras are unnecessary

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The Lincolnton City Council approved a request from the police department at its May meeting to install several security cameras on Main Street — cameras that will cover the area from Cedar Street to the courthouse. We feel the cameras are an unnecessary infringement upon the…

Obituaries — 6-10-13

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Carol Lorraine Cole Brashear Carol Lorraine Cole Brashear, age 70, of 278 Sunnyhill Drive in Lincolnton, died on Friday, June 7, 2013. A memorial service was 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brandon Tipton officiating.  The family received friends following the…

Reader’s Forum — 6-10-13

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Garbage fee a disappointment What a disappointment!  Our city council let us down again.  Even in the midst of protests and pleas from the very people that elected them.  What does this tell you about our council?  They don’t care about our city and they are out of touch with…

Deputies charge five suspects in home invasion

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer       Deputies were quick to apprehend five suspects, including four teens, within minutes after the group allegedly broke into a Lincolnton home over the weekend. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the following individuals were taken into custody Saturday evening: Brittany Nicole…

Brock picks Johnson C. Smith

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East Lincoln senior receives football, basketball scholarships Staff report East Lincoln senior Tyler Brock has elected to continue his athletic and academic career at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte on academic scholarships in both football and basketball. Brock, a 6-foot-5, 192. lb. wide receiver on the Mustangs’ 2A state…

East Lincoln gives out spring athlete awards

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Staff report East Lincoln High School gave out its spring athletic awards on May 30. Golf MVP- Hayden Duggins Mustang Award- Jaxson Floberg Baseball MVP- Clay Hodges Mustang Award- Austin Buchanan Golden Glove Award-Danny Sullivan Utility Player Award-Cory Petersen Cy Young- Darin Salter JV MVP- Cason Parrish JV Coaches Award-…