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Don’t bother the statue

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Joe Paterno has taken a lot of heat lately. He doesn’t care, because he’s dead, but now that Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and will probably be spending the rest of his days in a concrete prison cell, the wrath of the critics of Penn State…

Results — 7/20/12

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East-West All-Star football game East Lincoln graduate Marcus McDowell scored the West All-Stars’ lone touchdown in the team’s 34-9 loss on Wednesday in Greensboro. McDowell’s score was a 21-yard touchdown reception with 5:08 left in the fourth quarter. He finished with four receptions for 18 yards.…

Schedules — 7/20/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville hosts Shelby at 7 p.m. today in Game 5 of the semi-final third round of the Area IV playoffs.…

Williamson, Johnson Engagement

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Andy and Susan Williamson of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rose Williamson to Chad Johnson of Kings Mountain. Angela graduated from Paul Mitchell the School, Gastonia. Chad is the son of Steve and Debbie Johnson of Kings Mountain and is attending UNC-Charlotte, Math Education Major. An April…

Fultz, Dutton Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fultz of Pa. announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Elizabeth Fultz of Washington, D.C. to Gregory Todd Dutton of Washington, D.C. Anne is a Chief of Staff for US Congressman Jim Gerlach of Pa. Gregory is the son of Steve and Nancy Dutton of Louisville,…

Let me tell you about the strongest

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Lincoln County lost one of her remaining stalwart citizens last week when Harvey V. Houser died. He was among the last of the old-time farmers who wore their overalls with pride. His faith, family and hard work were what he was all about. Most of us who grew up on…

Club News

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  Lions Club Lincolnton Lions, Lawndale Lions and The Yokebillies teamed up for a fun night at Camp Dogwood on June 20. Eighty blind and visually impaired campers, Lincolnton and Lawndale Lions, volunteers and camp counselors participated in a cookout, followed by a performance by Neil Furr and The Yokebillies,…

Local author to sign new book, suggesting French royal fled to N.C.

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A new book suggesting that the son of French monarchs Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, escaped the French Revolution and possibly fled to Lincoln County will be launched at a kick-off event, 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Cultural Center. The story focuses…

County’s new rental property rule will have to be scrapped

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   It appears that attempts by the county to regulate vacation rental homes have hit a legal obstacle. Proposed standards for transient rental properties that were drafted by Lincoln County Planning Department staff received a red flag from County Attorney Wesley Deaton. The issue was…

New LHS band director taking charge

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  Former ELHS trumpet player returns to Lincoln County AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   He’s 24, just received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and has been playing in school bands since he was in seventh grade. Now, he can also add Lincolnton High band director to his…