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Around Town — 6/20/12

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VBS Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 in Maiden, will hold a vacation bible school 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” For more information, call Jaime Keller at (704) 732-8500. VBS Hope Baptist Church, 571 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a…

Roundup cuffs suspected drug dealers

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  LCSO ‘Operation Midnight Special’ goes after 34 indicted on range of drug charges   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office carried out its third drug major operation Tuesday night since Sheriff David Carpenter assumed office last year, filling an already overcrowded detention center with more alleged…

Saying goodbye to retiring educators

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County is saying goodbye to teachers, an assistant principal and a principal as they hung up their hats, graded their last papers and submitted their final round of grades before their retirement following the recently ended school year. Among the educators leaving county…

Cardinals clobber Gaston Braves 11-1

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The Lincoln County Cardinals won their second-straight Area IV division game with an 11-1 victory over the Gaston Braves on Tuesday. The Cardinals had 17 hits during the game, including a two-run home run by short stop Randal Ortiz in the bottom of the…

County erosion study leaves cove woes unresolved

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Despite years of public claims from residents near Burton Creek, findings of a study on erosion in the area appear to show nothing unusual about sediment accumulation in nearby Lake Norman coves. The lake-bottom core-sampling project, conducted by S&ME of Charlotte, tested five coves…

Theatre Guild serves up its take on ‘Grease’

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    AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A beauty school dropout, a cheerleader, a few Pink Ladies and some T-Birds will tell a 1950s-set story of 10 high school students growing up and all that entails this month at the Cultural Center. The Lincoln Theatre Guild is performing their version…

Mustangs host youth football camp

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The East Lincoln Mustangs football team hosted a youth football camp. The camp was coordinated by the East Lincoln coaching staff with assistance from current and former players.…

Rhyne named to board of NC foundation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Johnathan Rhyne, the former state representative for Lincoln County, has been appointed by N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to serve on the board of directors for the state’s Golden L.E.A.F. (Long-Term Economic Advancement) Foundation. Rhyne, who resigned his post after moving outside…

Brian Center wins Blue Ribbon

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Murphy Oil express mart gets city Planning Board green light

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Murphy Oil Corporation is one step closer to bringing a new express mart to Lincolnton. As the Times-News previously reported, the company is seeking a conditional-use permit to construct a store on the west side of North Generals Boulevard, roughly 900 feet south of…