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Boger City team wins tournament

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The Boger City 8U All-Star team won the 2013 NC Dixie Youth District 3AA Tournament. The team moves on to the 2013 Dixie Youth AA State Tournament at Hope Mills beginning July 5. Pictured are (front, from left) Hayden Tabor, Evan Stanley, Andrew Secrest, Derick Rathbone, Luke Harrill, Jordan Truesdale,…

Results — 6/26/13

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American Legion baseball Hendersonville defeated Cherryville 9-6 on Tuesday.…

Schedules — 6/26/13

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American Legion baseball Lincoln County hosts Union County at 7 p.m. today at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville travels to Haywood for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. today. Lincoln County hosts the Gaston Braves at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Rutherford at 7 p.m. Thursday.…

Iron Station man accused of orchestrating Ponzi scheme, taking over $1 million

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Federal officials said an Iron Station man has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud after a criminal bill of information was filed against him Monday for running a nearly five-year Ponzi scheme that drew in at least $1 million. C. David Wright, a former school teacher,…

Around Town — 6-24-13

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TODAY Basketball camp East Lincoln High School will host a Mustang Girls’ Basketball Camp 8:30 a.m. to noon for rising 2nd-10th graders. Cost is $95. Pre-registration is $85. Applications may be mailed to anyone interested. For more information, email cashley@lincoln.k12.nc.us. Board of Trustees                                                                                              The Gaston College Board of Trustees…

Local arrested at Moral Monday protest

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Iron Station resident calls General Assembly’s agenda ‘shocking’ MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Few people would describe an arrest as “a wonderful experience,” but Iron Station resident Pat Wang is one of them. Wang attended the NAACP North Carolina’s Moral Monday protest on June 17 at the Legislative Building in Raleigh…

County library receives $50K grant

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Public Library was announced last week by the State Library of North Carolina as the recipient of a nearly $50,000 grant to go toward funding technological improvements. The local system was one of 42 to be awarded a 2013-2014 Library Services and Technology…

House budget would slash funding for Arts Council

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County will have to rely more heavily on local funding in order to continue offering programs and events to the community if a recent North Carolina House budget proposal is approved. Earlier this month, the N.C. House suggested chipping away more…

City to begin accepting online utility payments

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton utility customers will soon have a new method available for paying their bills. Beginning July 1, the city will start offering an online-payment option, made possible by a recently upgraded billing-software system. Finance Director Georgetta Williams updated the City Council at its last meeting on…

Reader’s Forum — 6-24-13

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City budget puts increasing burden on citizens Our City Manager has spoken and the taxpayers of Lincolnton should just settle back and accept the new sanitation fee.  After all, our City Manager freely admits that he will “always fight for our city employees” and he “stands firm in his belief…