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Lincoln County declared a state of emergency

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County has been declared a state of emergency due to devastating flooding that struck the area on Saturday. According to Interim County Manager Martha Lide, the county will be under an “emergency state” for at least a week. Lincoln County Emergency Management is currently…

Emergency management: Men clung to tree after canoe flipped on river

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Two men, who became stranded on  the South Fork River over the weekend after their canoe flipped during area  heavy flooding, face alcohol violations, Lincoln County  Emergency Management officials said. The Lincoln County Water Rescue  Team, comprised of swift water rescue technicians from various…

Heavy rains, floods cause major damage

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Flood waters overtook numerous roadways throughout the region Saturday as the area continued to witness a season of record downpours. Lincoln County suffered unprecedented weather damage. In addition, Catawba County officials have declared multiple areas north of Lincoln a state of emergency.…

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Post 455 falls twice in state tourney By KEITH SPENCE Correspondent WILSON — It wasn’t a very good Sunday for Lincoln County Post 455 at the American Legion N.C. state tournament. First, it was humbled by defending state champion Wilmington Post 10 13-1 in an early morning contest that was…

Schedule — 7/29/13

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American Legion N.C. state baseball tournament At Fleming Stadium, Wilson Friday G1: Shelby 4, Kernersville 1 G2: Lincoln Co. 5, Randolph Co. 3 G3: Garner 4, Jacksonville 2 G4: Wilmington 9, Wilson 1 Saturday G5: Kernersville 4, Jacksonville 3 G6: Randolph Co. 11, Wilson 5 G7: Garner 6, Shelby 3…

Community garden benefits needy families

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   For the past two years, Lincoln County has participated in a statewide initiative geared toward healthier eating, with a community garden planted to provide fruits and vegetables to those less fortunate. The Nourishing North Carolina (NNC) program, a partnership between North Carolina Recreation & Park…

Around Town — 7-29-13

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TODAY VBS Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School today with dinner at 5:30 p.m. To pre-register, call (704) 735-7691. Fire Dept. meeting Crouse Volunteer Fire Department,  2764 W. N.C.150 in Crouse, will hold their annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. For…

Teen arrested for BB gun shooting spree

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have arrested at least one person whom they said used a BB gun to shoot numerous vehicles and a woman earlier this month in Lincolnton. Officers charged Robert Charles Champlin III, 19, of 311 Beard Road in Lincolnton, on Friday, according to a report.…

Vehicle fire leads to pot grow operation in home

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies responded to a marijuana grow operation inside an Iron Station residence Thursday after firefighters, already at the home for a vehicle fire, alerted officers of potential drugs inside, the Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators seized roughly 6 ounces of the controlled substance from 1334…

4-H program to teach youths money management

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County 4-H will be offering a new program this year designed to teach youth about managing money. The “Cha-Ching” special-interest program will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about financial skills, while also incorporating entertaining reading. Geared toward youth in third through fifth…