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Baseball West Lincoln defeated Bessemer City 6-4 on Tuesday. Lake Norman Charter defeated Lincolnton 13-3 on Tuesday. East Lincoln defeated Forestview 6-2 on Monday. Golf Bessemer City match: 03/12/12 NLHS: Grant Studdard    35, Tanner Reynolds 36, Miller Capps 37, Alston Taylor 37, Sam Lawing 38, Brandon Williams 43, Wesley Shaw…

County debates old hospital, old school

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   What do to with an old hospital and an old school in Lincolnton were at the center of attention Monday night as the Lincoln County Board of Commissions met for a special work session. Having previously delayed action on both, commissioners talked in more…

Church official charged with rape

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A local church official is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl in the county nearly a decade ago. Brandon James Carter, 33, of 4294 Royal Oaks Drive in Lincolnton, is accused of raping a 13-year-old female at a Lincoln County residence in August…

Schedules

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Baseball West Lincoln hosts Maiden at 7 p.m. today. Softball East Lincoln travels to Lincoln Charter at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Soccer East Lincoln travels to Bandys at 6:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln hosts Lake Norman Charter at 5 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Ashbrook at 6 p.m. Thursday. Golf Lincolnton,…

Deputies puzzled by ‘Routine Cowboy’ vandalism

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Vandals targeted at least five businesses in the eastern part of the county over the weekend, spray-painting the same two words on every building, deputies said. Patrol officers discovered the words “Routine Cowboy” painted on buildings belonging to Midtown Sundries, ALDI Foods, Showmars Restaurant,…

Earline Johnson, 1947-2012

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Friends remember county’s first black female deputy   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Current and former local leaders of the law enforcement field reminisced this week about the life and legacy of one of their own, Earline Johnson, Lincoln County’s first African-American female deputy, who died over the weekend. “Earline…

Lincoln groups aid S.C. VFD after BBQ goes bad

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver Fire Department and a Lincoln County church have pitched in funds for an out-of-state fire department to purchase new equipment after the agency canceled a much-anticipated fundraiser last week due an unexpected food catastrophe. According to various news media reports, Rock Hill’s Oakdale…

Sharing ‘Bowls of Hope’

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Learning about polio in local history

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    Author visits Love Memorial   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Students at Love Memorial Elementary School in Lincolnton came face-to-face on Tuesday with an author whose book they recently read. Joyce Moyer Hostetter, author of the book “Blue,” spoke to and signed books for fourth- and fifth-grade students…

Poet reflects on craft ahead of ‘Poetry Lincolnton’ appearance

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nationally published poet Scott Owens will make his third appearance at Poetry Lincolnton on Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Owens, born and raised in the tiny town of Greenwood, S.C., currently resides in Hickory, teaching classes in both English and creative writing for…