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Around Town— 4-12-17

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WEDNESDAY Lenten series First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton will host their 2017 Community Lenten Series with luncheon at noon with worship from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. with Bishop Franklin Lowery. THURSDAY Blood drive East Lincoln High School, located at 6471 Hwy. 73…

Criminal Charges— 4-12-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kenneth Donell McKoy, 48, of 7067 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley was charged Apr. 1 with one count each of driving while license suspended or revoked, DV protective order violation, open container-prohibited and display of expired registration plate. Lori Elizabeth Johnson,…

Obituaries— 4-12-17

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Harold Stephen Heavner VALE — Harold Stephen Heavner, 63, entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Chris, on April 9, 2017. A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. with Pastor Tommy Lineberger officiating. Burial…

Our View— Missile strikes in Syria

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The result of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria was evident in the faces of the men, women and children who were killed in a chemical weapons attack by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad last week. President Barack Obama’s policy of tacit support for friendly rebel groups and the…

For high schoolers, power in the gentle nudge of good guidance

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FERREL GUILLORY Syndicated Columnist David Coleman, president of The College Board, told the UNC Board of Governors that the university system has “enormous power, latent power’’ to influence the course of teenagers through high school and into college. While he spoke to UNC policy makers and administrators at the board’s…

Business drive for compromise on HB2 follows an NC tradition

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ROB CHRISTENSEN Syndicated Columnist The House Bill 2 controversy was such a titanic struggle because it tapped into two deep veins of North Carolina politics — business progressivism and social conservatism. It is hardly surprising that Charlotte business leaders helped midwife a compromise agreement to repeal HB2, the state law…

Criminal Charges— 4-10-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jason Bryan Hancock, 29, of 425-1 Baxter Rd. in Cherryville was charged Apr. 1 with one count of failure to appear. A $4,000 secured bond was set. Crystal Maree Burleson, 36, of 1323 Dartwood Ln. in Stanley was charged Apr. 1…

Obituaries— 4-10-17

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Yesenia Jimenez Linares Yesenia Jimenez Linares, age 21, of Moss Trail in Lincolnton passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.  She was born December 9, 1995 in Morelia, Mexico to Faviola Linares and the late Artemio Jimenez.  Yesenia attended St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton where she served as a catechist assistant with…

Around Towns— 4-7-17

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FRIDAY Wellness event The Lincoln County Senior Services will host a special wellness event at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. SATURDAY Block party Gospel Outreach, located at 441 E. Rhodes St.…

Guest View— UNC’s national title

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It’s an oh-so-familiar sight to Triangle college basketball fans — confetti streaming from the rafters of a cavernous sports arena, fans storming the court, players embracing. But familiar though it may be, the shining moment never fades, is always fresh to each year’s tournament champions, as it was Monday night…