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Summer memories of sun and sand

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Mother Nature is playing tricks on us old folks who want some sunshine. One day we have an ice storm and then she sends enough sunshine to make us lazy. But there’s good news at my house. We took advantage of those warm days by sitting…

4-H ‘healing tree’ at courthouse to honor child abuse victims

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County 4-H Youth is asking for assistance in creating a community healing tree. According to the press release, the tree, located on the Lincoln County courthouse lawn, will honor those who have been impacted by child abuse. Youth members are asking the community to…

It’s springtime. Time to plant a garden!

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Lori Bridges, a teacher with a 3-year-old classroom at New Hope Child Development Center in Gastonia is preparing for this year’s garden which has been in place for four years. The garden consists of tomatoes, corn, cabbage, onions, green peppers, broccoli, beans, carrots and cucumber. Each…

Criminal Charges

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Vernon Hubert Boyles, 81 of 5443 W. N.C. 27 in Vale was charged March 7 with one count of failure to comply. A $365 cash bond was set. Barry George Fredell, 26, of 4132 Biggerstaff Rd. in Maiden was…

Apple Festival seeking t-shirt design, winning logo to benefit area nonprofit

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is looking for T-shirt designs for this fall’s annual Apple Festival. The winning design will be printed on shirts and sold by an area nonprofit, Extension officials said. In years past, non-profit organizations such as Lincoln County Coalition Against…

Extension grows here: Understanding bullying

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   You might never expect that when you say goodbye to your child in the morning, that he or she might be the victim of bullying just a while later in the day. You might be even more shocked to learn that your child was…

Obituaries 3-14-14

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  John Adam Clark John Adam Clark, age 40, of 3685 Killian Road, Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. Ted Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Forest…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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  You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Troopers: Woman hits school bus, blows .35

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in Lincolnton,…

Meet the Candidate: Danny Hester

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      MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   Danny Hester dove headfirst into the office of Register of Deeds, with his election in 2010, after a 38-year career as a funeral director. He doesn’t have to take a breather to campaign heavily this year thanks to an unopposed run for…