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Calendar — 1/20/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Today No games…

Obituaries — 1-20-14

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Ricky E. Broome DENVER — Ricky Eugene Broome, age 54, of Denver went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln.  He graced this world with his presence April 26, 1959 in Catawba County to the late Huey Broome and…

OUR VIEW — Child Advocacy Center deserves full support from state

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A story in Friday’s edition detailed how the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center received a $6,000 donation from The Backyard Players at Verdict Ridge, and we commend the theater group’s support of this vital organization. CAC Director Sherry Reinhardt told us that…

Around Town — 1-20-14

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TODAY MLK breakfast A breakfast in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be 8:30 a.m. in the Reception Hall at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Dr. George Creed will speak. MLK youth event A youth event will be 11 a.m. in the Timken Performance Hall at…

Criminal Charges 1-20-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mark Allen Carlyle, 51, of 17514 Hawks View Dr. in Indian Land, S.C., was charged Jan. 15 with one count of worthless check. No bond was set. Keith Alan Blakely, 34, of 2590 Tin Mine Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan.…

My childhood hobby

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist By an anonymous Lincoln County citizen Many of us living in Lincolnton know this citizen. I have chosen to keep his identity anonymous due to the value of what he has in his possession. He had a childhood hobby that brought him quite a treasure. He…

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King

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Officials give details on student athlete drug testing program

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education members voted last Tuesday to implement a drug testing policy for the county’s student athletes. The policy, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, will require a drug testing company to perform random drug tests of all Lincoln County…

Pair caught with mobile meth lab in Maiden

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man and woman are charged with harboring ingredients for making a mobile methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle, police said. Maiden Police stopped the suspects’ silver 2000 Dodge Neon on Saturday while the two were traveling down Water Plant Road in Maiden, an…

Dr. King’s vision lives

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DEBRA WILLIAMS Guest Columnist The Lincoln County NAACP counts it a privilege and honor to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and holiday. His legacy as an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement is always applauded by many, as well as our organization. His…