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Art and Wine Festival

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Partnering earns big response

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On Tuesday, September 24th, 27 teachers and hundreds of parents and students descended on the new McDonald’s for McTeacher’s Night. Iron Station Elementary teachers stood outside and flagged in hungry patrons while inside, teachers helped people find seats and even worked behind the counter serving food. Parents and students enjoyed…

North Carolina Senior Games State Finals 2013

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Lincoln County participants partnered with Gaston County Senior Games and triumphed at the North Carolina State Finals Senior Games. The Senior Games events were held Sept. 23-28 in Raleigh. In 1983, the North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for…

Fire departments educate on safety

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincoln County fire department used Fire Prevention Week this month to educate the community on kitchen fires and the need for keeping residential smoke detectors working. According to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin, his agency has already responded to more than 1,500 emergencies this…

Killian honored for conservation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Kay Killian, an assistant district attorney in Lincoln County, was recently presented with an award for her efforts to help preserve local lands. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission named her the recipient of its 2013 “Blue Fin Award,” handed out annually to recognize…

Our View: Regular people doing the right thing

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When government lets us down, it’s an enormous tribute to the American people to see individuals stepping up to affect their community in a positive way. A perfect example is the owners of Denver’s Good Karma Ranch. A story in Friday’s edition detailed how Mike and Shelly Walsh plan to…

Nominations sought for ‘Woman of the Year’

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  LTN Staff Report   Nominations are currently being sought for the Business and Professional Women’s Club 2013 Lincoln County “Woman of the Year” award, handed out every November. Presented since 1958, the award’s intent is to recognize and honor an “outstanding area woman for her contributions of outstanding service,…

Reader’s Forum — 10-14-13

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Support for city Republican candidates Before the last national election I changed from Democrat to Republican. One of the many reasons was that I was shocked when the Democrats wanted to take God out of their platform. Because of things like that I decided I wanted to become more aware…

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient visits local students

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Criminal charges — 10-14-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Larry Charlie Heafner, 52, 3233 Dave Heafner Rd. in Crouse was charged Oct. 10 for one count each of buying/receiving stolen property and possessing stolen goods. A $3,000 unsecured bond was set. James Thomas Cash III, 31, 6622 Denver Heights Cir.…