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Armed robbers send Domino’s employee to hospital

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed the Domino’s Pizza in Lincolnton at gunpoint Sunday, injuring a store employee, sending him to the hospital over the weekend, investigators said. The incident is the third armed robbery at a city pizza eatery this summer,…

Football teams play final scrimmages

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The four Lincoln County football teams wrapped up their scrimmage schedules over the weekend. Lincolnton High School hosted West Lincoln, East Surry and Ashe County in a four-way scrimmage on Friday. North Lincoln traveled to Morganton to play Freedom High School, a 3A powerhouse, while East…

Sports Briefs — 8/13/12

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West Lincoln tickets Tickets for West Lincoln’s varsity football game Friday against Chase at West Lincoln High School will only be sold at the gate. West Lincoln Middle School football Football practice begins at West Lincoln Middle School August 20 from 3-5 p.m. Soccer signups Alexis Baptist Church will have…

Schedules — 8/13/12

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Soccer North Lincoln travels to Maiden at 5 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to South Iredell at 6:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton hosts Forestview at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. North Lincoln hosts Concord at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Tennis West Lincoln travels to Shelby at 4 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts Maiden at…

Street wins Apple Queen crown

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LHS senior wins scholarship pageant, plans to attend Duke JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Among a cheering crowd, low lights and dazzlingly designed evening gowns, pageant judges crowned Shanice Amber Street the  34th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Saturday night at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Just 16 years old,…

Police: Woman broke into, stole from murder site

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  JENNA-LEY HRRISON Staff Writer   Police have arrested a Lincolnton woman for stealing multiple items from the home of recently-murdered couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, officers reported. Officers responded around late Tuesday to 1622 Broome Street in reference to a larceny, a police report said. Upon arriving on scene,…

Around Town — 8-13-12

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Blood drive Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on N.C. 73 in Denver. NL band camp North Lincoln High School will host a band camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. today and Tuesday; 9 a.m.…

Eagle Scout project restores local historical momument

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Jason Talbot knew he wanted his last Eagle Scout service project to have a lasting impact on his Lincoln County community before aging out of the scout program, he said. However, finding something that the 18-year-old could complete in time for local residents to appreciate…

Annual fried apple pie sales begin today

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Every August the smell of fried apple pies catches the attention of local residents in need of a sweet summer treat. A pie-selling fundraiser to get Lincoln County in the spirit for next month’s Apple Festival, kicks off Monday and will wrap up on…

Licorice recall won’t include Lincolnton area

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton-based Lucky Country, a manufacturer of soft gourmet licorice, has announced a recall of one lot of the candy due to elevated levels of lead found in the product following a recent analysis, but reassures local customers that its distributors in North Carolina aren’t…