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Training session to be held for sexual assault service providers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Area sexual assault service providers will gather in Lincoln County Tuesday to train on how to better assist and care for child sex trafficking victims. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than 2,700 children were rescued from prostitution across the country over the…

Delay in food stamps depletes local food bank

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than a month after a software system with North Carolina’s Department of Social Services crashed, backlogging food stamps issuances for numerous counties, including Lincoln, the problem remains at a standstill. In fact, the issue is now affecting the food supply at Christian Ministry of…

Obituaries — 8-19-13

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Harrison Randolph Fisher Jr. Mr. Harrison Randolph Fisher, Jr., age 68, of 1594 Lenora Circle in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, August 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kathy McAbee officiating.  The family will receive friends from…

Camp meeting opens at Tucker’s Grove

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Tourism spending increased in 2012

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County saw a boost in visitor spending for 2012, according to figures released last week as part of an annual statewide study. Commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development and conducted by the U.S. Travel Association,…

Internships give college students real-life experience

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Several Lincoln County college students recently completed a summer of hands-on learning at local companies as part of the Industrial Managers Association’s internship program. In its second year, the opportunity is designed to give students who return home for the break a chance to…

Asbury UMC celebrates 150 years

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One Lincoln County worship facility is celebrating a century and a half this year of uniting Christian believers and serving the community. Asbury United Methodist Church, located at 3097 Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, is set to host their 150th anniversary celebration 10:30 a.m.…

Division-I bound

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Sullivan commits to UNCA for ’15 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Most student-athletes taking the junior college route will get at least one season under their belt before the big colleges come calling. Danny Sullivan hasn’t even completed a full week at Catawba Valley Community College, yet he’s already landed…

Need your help

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Hey guys, I need your help with something. Starting out fresh at a newspaper can be tough, especially when it comes to keeping up with athletes who have moved on from the high school ranks and are currently living out their dreams playing in college.…

Calendar — 8/19/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Today Volleyball W. Lincoln at Fred T. Foard Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Southlake Christian N. Gaston at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. (varsity only)…