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Reader’s Forum 8-15-14

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United Way says ‘thanks’ On behalf of the United Way of Lincoln County and our partnering agencies, I would like to say “thank you” to our local Harris Teeter. To their staff, employees and customers who have been so faithful through the years, participating and contributing to the United Way…

Obituaries — 8-15-14

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Burton Roy Bley Burton Roy Bley, 89, currently of Newton passed away on August 12, 2014 at Catawba Valley Hospital in Hickory after a brief illness. He was born August 17, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Clarence and Eunice Bley, and preceded in death by his wife of…

Title chasers

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EL girls primed to go back-to-back By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s girls cross country team won its first state title last season, and the Mustangs are back for more. East Lincoln returns its top five runners from a year ago, including now-sophomore phenom Frances Massey, as it looks…

Scrimmage schedule altered

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Rain and poor field conditions forced two county football teams to reschedule their scrimmages. Both Lincolnton and North Lincoln moved their scrimmages to today. The Wolves travel to Cherryville for a scrimmage at 6 p.m., and the Knights host East Gaston at 6 p.m. Lincolnton’s scrimmage was originally…

Calendar — 8/13/14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Today Lincolnton at Cherryville, 6 p.m. E. Gaston at N. Lincoln, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 Rutherford Co. Jamboree: W. Lincoln at Chase, 8:30 p.m. (JVs begin at 8 p.m.) Friday, Aug. 15 SouthLake Christian, E. Surry, Ashe Co. at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. N. Lincoln…

West Lincoln student revitalizes memorial

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For nearly 40 years, a small memorial nestled in the grassy quad between two West Lincoln schools has stood as a silent tribute to the students whose lives tragically ended before their high school graduation. Known as the Circle of Friends, the memorial was left neglected…

Piece of folk art comes home

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‘Christ Lives Again’ now on display in Lincoln Cultural Center ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer “Christ Lives Again” was once an obscure piece of folk art. A commission from the Samaracand Manor in Eagle Springs for a local artist in 1957, the large painting that was once a focal point in…

Mother-daughter team tackles new antiques shop

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Downtown Lincolnton will soon welcome a new antique store to Main Street. In just three weeks, mother and daughter duo Gail and Theresa Swinney will open Red Door Antiques to the public, a store which will offer not only traditional antiques, but vintage and shabby chic…

Board of Education hears update on programs

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education discussed several reports regarding local child programs at a meeting on Tuesday. This summer, 32 students from Catwaba Springs Elementary School and Iron Station Elementary School participated in the Y Reader Program, a free program designed to improve reading, writing and…

Around Town — 8-13-14

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TODAY Church Speaker New Providence Full Gospel Church in Crouse will host special guest speaker Apostle David Littlejohn from Holy Jerusalem in Gastonia. Program beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, please call (704) 732–9644 THURSDAY Singles meeting GRACE Singles will meet at 7:00p.m. in the Family Life Center Dining…