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Bunn, Raper Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bunn of Iron Station announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica, to Taylor Raper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Raper of Linconton. Jessica is a graduate of Cramerton Christian Academy and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Gaston College. Taylor is a graduate of…

Thuor, McConnell Engagement

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Jennifer Thuor and Joshua McConnell are engaged to be married. Jennifer is the daughter of Irwin Thuor of Charlotte and Ellen Sansone of New York. She is the granddaughter of George and Carole Thuor of Florida. Jennifer is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School and a 2008 graduate of…

Not the best day for democratic process

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Tuesday we welcome Election Day in July — perhaps not as rare as Christmas in July, but in both cases not many people get excited, and those who do are usually selling something. Even so, enough important contests are at stake that we should pay attention…

Obits 7-16-12

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GH Schronce Jr IRON STATION — GH Schronce Jr. “Junior” of Iron Station made the journey to his everlasting home on Saturday, July 14, 2012.  He was born Aug. 3 1933 in Lincoln County.  He was preceded in death by his parents Grover and Mae Smith Scronce, sister Carrie Reep…

Criminal charges — 7-16-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Rufus Durand Lynch Sr., 52, of 2055 River Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 11 with one count of failure to comply. A $540 cash bond was set. Donnie Wayne Lingerfelt, 37, of 2158 Diamond Ln. in Vale was charged July…

Obituaries — 7-13-12

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Edward Linwood Coker Edward Linwood Coker, 56, of Iron Station, passed away suddenly on July 12, 2012.  Born on April 25, 1956 in Kinston, NC, Edward was the son of Pauline Foxwell Coker Hinson and the late Arthur Coker. He was a truck driver and he loved sports especially baseball…

County could sweeten pot to lure new jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is set to take a look at a resolution that would amend the industrial incentives grant policy for the county, in hopes of improving its ability to recruit larger companies. Commissioners will consider the proposal, which calls for adding a…

Board OKs putting funds toward teaching jobs

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County received the green light for 24 teaching positions for the upcoming and 2013-2014 school year, as the Board of Education unanimously voted to use the Local Education Agency (LEA) Adjustment Reduction to save the jobs Wednesday night. Twenty-one of the openings are vacant due…

Cherryville, city’s ex-employees face probe from SBI

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DA says fired city manager not a subject of investigation JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The State Bureau of Investigation is currently looking into allegations that two former city of Cherryville employees embezzled funds. Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell ordered the investigation the end of February, SBI’s Public Information Officer…

Setting up for the shot

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