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Primary elections held Tuesday

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LTN Staff Reports Registered voters in Lincoln County are reminded that they are eligible to participate in Tuesday’s primary election. In addition to choosing from either Republican or Democratic candidates for various local, state and national offices, voters will also be able to cast a vote on Amendment One. For…

Criminal Charges — 5-7-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brian Michael Lute, 39, of 224 Gilbert Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 3 with one count of assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. A $1,500 bond was set. Samuel Mark Brittain, 44, of 316…

Local elementary students adopt their favorite law enforcement officers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County second-graders will once again get to mingle with each of their classroom’s favorite law enforcement officers Tuesday at the 21st annual Adopt-A-Cop picnic in Lincolnton. Each county classroom is assigned a Sheriff’s deputy or city police officer for the duration of the school year.…

Around Town — 5-7-12

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Hydrant flushing The City of Cherryville will be flushing fire hydrants 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents are asked not do laundry during flushing hours. For more information or questions, call (704) 735-1700. Cooperative Ext. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Office, will host “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow…

Lincolnton Relay for Life raises cancer awareness

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Annual event encourages survivors, brings in funds for research JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Thousands gathered from around the county Friday evening for the city’s 2012 Relay for Life event at Lincolnton High School’s Von Ray Harris Field to raise money for cancer research and cheer on the many local lives…

School Board revises high school attendance policy

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Making up missed work sooner and faster and hopes of keeping the attendance rate high in Lincoln County schools were factors that caused the Board of Education to revisit the attendance policy in local high schools. At last month’s board meeting, the group approved a plan…

County to weigh Ramsour’s Mill purchase

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be presented with more information regarding the Ramsour’s Mill battleground during its meeting tonight, having previously decided to delay taking action on the proposed purchase of land at the site. At their April 16 meeting, commissioners asked for additional…

Lincolnton firefighters get airport training

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton firefighters are now certified in airport rescue after completing a 40-hour training course last month at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Classes were held through Cleveland Community College and the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal. The N.C. Air National Guard and Charlotte Fire Department…

Ready for the ballgame

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Mustangs win SPC tournament

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E. Lincoln beats West Lincoln 8-3 in final game before playoffs MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team added one more exclamation point to their meteoric run through the Southern Piedmont Conference with an 8-3 win over the West Lincoln Rebels in the championship…