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Criminal Charges — 11-22-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wayne Erick Cummines, 33, of 3746 Innes Ln. in Maiden was charged Nov. 18 with one count each of larceny by anti-inventory device, hit-and-run property damage, driving while license revoked, larceny and two counts of probation violation. A $3,000 bond was…

Our View: Making animal shelter ‘no-kill’ the right move

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The Board of Commissioners did the right thing when they voted to adopt a “no-kill” philosophy at the Lincoln County animal shelter. The five-member Republican board unanimously voted to support an attitude that’s in line with what most people believe — that adoptable animals in shelters should be given to…

Reader’s Forum — 11-22-13

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Thanks to Democrats The Democratic candidates for the Lincolnton City Council are to be commended for the way in which they conducted their campaign. They ran on their record and what a stellar record they both have in solid commitment and service to others. Thank you, Dr. Martin Eaddy and…

Thanksgiving dinner brings them home

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving. A turkey in the freezer is waiting to be thawed, roasted and ready for its place on my kitchen table. I’ve alerted the family and friends that we will eat at noon and there will be food and leftovers for all…

Service News — 11-22-13

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Air Force Airman Chelsea A. Braswell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who…

Around Town — 11-22-13

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FRIDAY Stew fundraiser Eastwind United Pentecostal Church, 3617 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host its 1st Annual Brunswick Stew fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 per quart. To place an order, call (704) 740-7435. Art event The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton will host the…

Obituaries — 11-22-13

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John C. Nicol IRON STATION — Mr. John C. Nicol, age 80, of Iron Station, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at CMC-Lincoln. Born in Atlanta, Ga. September 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Cargill Nicol and Nora Brinckman Nicol.  John was employed in the Mortgage Banking Industry…

Wolves have tough test at Carver

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Winston-Salem Carver has two characteristics that make a high school football team successful: Speed and size. Lincolnton knows it, but is ready for the task at hand. The top-seeded Yellow Jackets (11-1) host the ninth-seeded Wolves (8-4) at 7:30 tonight in a NCHSAA state 2A…

Different day

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EL not expecting blowout vs. Devils By RYAN HERMAN Sport Editor DENVER –– The first time Maiden and East Lincoln met on the gridiron this year the highly-anticipated conference matchup turned into a rout. The Mustangs aren’t expecting the same to happen again. Third-seeded East Lincoln (8-4) hosts the sixth-seeded Blue…

Round 2 playoff picks

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By RYAN HERMAN Sport Editor And then there were two. East Lincoln and Lincolnton are the only two Lincoln County high school football teams still standing after the first round of the state playoffs, and both have difficult tasks in front on them heading into the second round. The Mustangs…