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Around Town — 11-14-12

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WEDNESDAY DDA nominations Today is the deadline to send in nominations for Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Board of Directors Class of 2015. For more information, contact Abby Cole at (704) 736-8915 or abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us. Spay/neuter clinic Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on…

Car fatally strikes pedestrian

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A vehicle struck and killed a 48-year-old man at a Lincolnton intersection over the weekend, according to officials with Emergency Medical Services. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Sunday at the corner of S. Generals Boulevard and S. Laurel Street, Public Information Officer Kim Green…

Obits 11-12-12

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Hubert Houser Peeler Mr. Hubert Houser Peeler, age 84, of478   Owls Den Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, November 10, 2012. His funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Gainsville Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30…

Saluting our veterans

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Deputies make meth arrests

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies locked up five suspects Thursday after several calls to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office drug tip line prompted narcotics officers to investigate possible drug activity near Pumpkin Center and Lowesville. Investigators located a meth lab at a residence on Hunter Rhyne Road and…

Confirmed: Outbreak began with livestock

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The petting zoo at the Cleveland County Fair has been officially determined as the initial source of exposure behind the E. coli outbreak that plagued area counties in recent weeks, public health investigators from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday.…

Newly elected board members discuss plans

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   With thoughts of transparency, new ideas and keeping the focus on area children, three members-elect will be sworn in to the Lincoln County Board of Education next month. Cathy Davis, Tony Jenkins and Mark Mullen will replace Tommy Houser, George Dellinger and Kelly Childers.…

Company honored by Gov. Perdue

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Gov. Bev Perdue announced this month the 2012 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development, with one local business among the recipients. Lincolnton Furniture Company was on the list of those businesses recognized for their accomplishments and contributions in helping North Carolina achieve its…

School Board to vote on keeping year at 180 days

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   After hearing of no evidence linking more school days to higher student performance, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Matt Stover recommended to the Lincoln County Board of Education Policy committee, that it maintain the 180-day calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The School Board…

Mustangs survive battle with Starmount, 37-24

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN DENVER — East Lincoln coach Mike Byus prefers avoiding close calls, but also recognizes the benefit of being tested from start to finish. On Friday night in the second round of the 2A state playoffs, the Mustangs were challenged for the first time in nearly…