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Lincoln County prepares to mark King’s birthday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, the Lincoln County community is invited to take to the streets the day beforehand to participate in a celebratory march to the courthouse followed by a special service at the James W. Warren…

Winter storm hits western N.C.

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  Light snow accumulation in some local areas Staff and wire reports North Carolina received its first significant sign of winter Thursday as a low pressure system merged with cold air to dump snow from the mountains to the piedmont. As of 9 p.m., light snow was reported in Jefferson…

Exam week at Lincoln schools

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Lincolnton wrestling eyes Southern Piedmont success

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton High School’s wrestling program is headed in the right direction. The team had nearly 60 athletes come out for the team this year, the biggest numbers in recent history “by far,” head coach Brent Gates said. “It helped getting football players out and…

Life lessons from Lance

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor There are two titles many athletes and coaches eventually add to their professional resume — cheater and, subsequently, liar. The temptation to cheat in sports, and then lie about it, while making millions upon millions of dollars as a professional or enjoying collegiate or even high…

Schedules — 1/18/13

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Basketball Lincolnton hosts West Lincoln today. East Lincoln hosts North Lincoln today. Wrestling East Lincoln hosts North Lincoln at 6 p.m. today. Lincolnton hosts West Lincoln at 7 p.m. today. Swimming North Lincoln travels to Lenoir-Rhyne University at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.…

Around Town — 1/18/13

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SATURDAY Church event Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a merchandising event starting 8 a.m. with pillows, blankets, makeup, hair care, pet supplies and more. Church concert “One Voice Trio” from Hickory will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062…

Obituaries 1-18-13

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  John Hill Fitzgerald III John Hill Fitzgerald III of Zebulon, Ga. died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. following surgical complications. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fitzgerald Jr. of Lincolnton. Johnny was a member of the Lincolnton…

Denver man charged with distributing child pornography online

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that a Denver man distributed at least two images of child pornography over the Internet this fall, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies and SBI officials have charged Edward Arthur Peck, 47, of 1753…

Pie day celebration

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Members of the Extension and Community Association (ECA), a group of volunteers for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, are gearing up for National Pie Day, to be observed this Wednesday. This marks the first year the celebration will be held on the same day locally…