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Lions help screen young eyes

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Civic club volunteers help to check students’ vision AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Elementary school children in three Lincoln County schools may soon be seeing more clearly thanks to vision screenings provided by the Lincolnton Lions Club this week. Battleground, G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder elementary schools hosted the club…

Obituaries — 11-2-12

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Burgin Wilson Goodson Burgin Wilson Goodson, age 91, of the Brian Center and formerly of 3681 Goodson Road in Maiden, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. His funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Matthews and Rev. Robert Combs officiating. Burial…

Reader’s Forum — 11-2-12

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Romney not candidate who’s anti-women Partisan Democrats, including recent letter writer Janet Taylor, jumped on the “binder full of women” phrase from the second presidential debate to charge Mitt Romney as sexist and anti-women. Elected officials routinely seek resumes of qualified people to fill positions. Does Taylor prefer filling these…

Cotton picking time was fair time, too

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m not the only one around who remembers the cotton picking days of October and the corn shucking evenings of November. These times are not among my best childhood memories, but they linger and when someone brings them to mind I can offer as many tales…

Around Town — 11-2-12

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FRIDAY Extension workshop Reservations are payable by today for Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s upcoming workshop “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The class will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Extension office, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, and again 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield…

Cold weather difficult for animals at county shelter

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Home to more than 200 animals — consisting mostly of dogs and cats — the Lincoln County Animal Shelter’s residents are crowded and cold. Noticing a definite increase in the amount of dogs brought in this year, along with the always-high number of cats without homes,…

City, county honored for quality drinking water

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both Lincolnton and Lincoln County were recently honored for surpassing state and federal drinking-water standards. Municipalities across the state were announced by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources as having reached this distinction in August. “Only 35 public systems in North Carolina received…

Criminal charges — 11-2-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Timothy Edgar Alexander, 35, of 3634 Gladden Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 29 with two counts of non-support family. A $561 cash bond was set. Trenton Lee Armstrong, 31, of 412 Grier St. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 29 with…

Hovis, Shull Engagement

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Bobby and Melissa Hovis of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Aleia Christine Hovis of Lincolnton to Daniel Steven Shull of Vale. Aleia is a 2007 North Lincoln High School graduate and a 2011 Appalachian State University graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently employed…

Clement, Barkley Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Ron Clement of Colorado Springs, Colo. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Lila Clement of Colorado Springs, Colo. to Seth Edward Barkley of Colorado Springs, Colo. Kathleen graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She is employed at Compassion International. Seth is…