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School’s almost out for county students

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Lincolnton business receives national award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented a Lincolnton-based logistics company with the President’s “E” Award for exporters at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Sea Express American Corporation (S.E.A. Corp), founded in 1998 by company president Myra Heavner, specializes in containerized ocean exports. The…

Ministry takes local shoeboxes overseas

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Kyliegh Kite and a team of volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse traveled to the Philippines earlier this month to deliver thousands of toy-filled shoeboxes to impoverished children. The boxes were packed as part of Operation Christmas Child, one of the primary yearly projects carried out by Samaritan’s…

County school system recognizes retirees

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Daniel Wayne Ingle, 42, of 416 Rhyne St. in Lincolnton was charged May 23 with one count of DWI. An unknown bond was set. Geovanny Jesus Acosta, 22, of 2515 25th Ave. NE in Hickory was charged May 23 with one…

Gaston County trio charged for theft from outbuilding

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Gaston County residents are accused of breaking into two storage buildings and a trailer Wednesday morning on the southeastern end of Lincoln County. One of the suspects used a vehicle to injure the homeowner in the incident, deputies said. The victim contacted the communications center…

Around Town — 5-30-14

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FRIDAY College class Registration is now open to students interested in completing the GED or Adult High School programs through Gaston College. The college will hold a four-day Basic Skills Student Success class, which students must attend prior to taking the GED. The class will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly June…

Memorial Day weekend a busy time

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It was a very busy week at our house and I loved every minute of it. The family all came at one time or another. Now it’s quiet, as they have all gone home. The family princess celebrated her second birthday in an old-fashioned way, with…

Reader’s Forum

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County fee against city for 911, animal control makes sense The double taxation increase that Tom Hawk wrote about may need some clarification. Sure, it is a mutual agreement between the city and the county, but I don’t believe there is any state law that relates to this matter. It…

Iron Station man named to state banking commission

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Matt Hunoval, an Iron Station resident and founder of a Charlotte-based law firm, has been appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve as a member of North Carolina’s State Banking Commission. The commission, consisting of the State Treasurer and 14 appointed members, works together with the…