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Services News 3-25-13

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  Army National Guard Pvt. Skylur I. Price has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons,…

Around Town 3-25-13

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MONDAY College class Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today (March 25) through March 28 at the Lincoln Campus for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. GED changes will occur in 2014…

Hometown Hero – Part II

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist In my last column I wrote about WWII hero Bobby Harkey who was in the midst of the big fight on D-day, June 6, 1944. The fighting was intense and by the end of the first day the Americans appeared to have breached the iron wall…

Criminal Charges 3-25-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Rodney Joe Calaway, 48, of 1823 Drew Dr. in Lincolnton was charged March 21 with one count of driving while impaired. No bond was set. Timothy Keith Childers, 35, of 3 Seminole Dr. in Gastonia was charged March 21 with…

Obits 3-25-13

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Inez Johnson Sowell DALLAS, N.C. — Inez Johnson Sowell, 90, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013.  She was born October 4, 1922 to the late Eugene and Nevert Norman Johnson in Lincoln County. Inez was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.  She will be remembered for her sweet smile and…

Club News

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  Priscilla Book Club The February meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was held at the Timberlane Drive home of Sarah Lantz. Twelve members attending and the guest speaker were served fresh coconut cake, heart-shaped cheese straws, strawberries, wafers, Valentine mints and coffee. After Kay Barefoot, president, opened the meeting,…

Obituaries 3-22-13

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Clyde Wesley Palmer Clyde Wesley Palmer, 63, of Lincolnton died March 14, 2013. He was born March 17, 1949 to the late Mozelle Martin Palmer and Frank Wesley Palmer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Palmer. Survivors include children, Clyde Wesley Palmer II and Spring Heather…

Bread of Life food giveaway

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Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, recently held its third Bread of Life Food Giveaway. Roughly 130 boxes of food were given away, totaling 6,000 pounds. The food will serve 349 people in Lincoln County. Food was obtained through Lincoln County Christian Ministry and Second Harvest…

Girl Scout Bronze project

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Five Junior Girl Scouts from Troop #20107, of Denver presented a video library of more than 200 donated DVDs (a lot of them from personal videos) to the pediatric unit at Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory. The girls labeled each movie, came up with a storage solution, created…

Times-News wins NC Press awards

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Staff reports   The staff of the Lincoln Times-News was honored with several awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2012 News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest, including the Henry Lee Weathers Freedom of Information award for our coverage of possible violations of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law by the…