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Criminal Charges — 5-16-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justin Edward Broyles, 27, of 1146 Park Cir. 2 in Lincolnton was charged May 12 with one count of communicating threats. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Michael Isaiah Waters, 26, of 138 Newman Ln. in Iron Station was charged May…

Howard’s ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ to feature songs of Dylan, others

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Patrons can expect a touch of folk and a Bob Dylan-inspired show if attending local musician Barrie Howard’s Blowing in the Wind event on Friday. Expect to have fun, take a trip back to the 1960s and be prepared to sing-a-long with the band, Howard advised.…

Winners of literary competition announced

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County has chosen the 2012 winners of the Flo Robinson Literary Competition and will be celebrating them Sunday at the Cultural Center. The event is named after the late Flora Robinson, a Lincolnton resident and arts lover. Robinson died in the…

Club News — 5-16-12

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Priscilla Book Club News The Priscilla Book Club met at the Lincolnton home of Suzanne Peeler on April 18 at 3 p.m. Fourteen members were served Key lime pie and coffee. President Sarah Lantz thanked the hostess and invited the group to share news. Members received an update on honorary…

Military News — 5-16-12

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Carter completes Air Force basic training Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew N. Carter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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…

Notable News — 5-16-12

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Chance receives master’s degree Chalee Goins Chance graduated from Appalachian State University on May 11. She received her master’s degree in special education with a concentration in emotional behavioral disorders. She is the wife of Thomas Chance and the daughter of Tim and Rene’ Goins, all of Lincolnton.…

Our View — Elect commissioners by equal districts

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The existing system of electing county commissioners isn’t serving the people of Lincoln County very well. This is not to complain about the quality of the commissioners elected, but to question the validity and fairness of the process. The 2010 race for commissioner in which eight Republican primary candidates competed…

A few words about the 5-string banjo

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DOUG MAYES Guest Columnist The recent passing of internationally famous 5-string banjo “picker” Earl Scruggs of Cleveland County has brought questions about his banjo.  Where did it come from? Who invented it? Who made it famous? Earl Scruggs is given credit for the 5-string banjo’s rise in popularity. He joined…

Obituaries — 5-16-12

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Donald Mack Cline Sr. Mr. Donald Mack Cline Sr., age 70, of 516 Battleground Road in Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012. His funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at First Wesleyan Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Tommy…

Mustangs hammer Shelby 12-2

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E. Lincoln wins second-round playoff game in six innings TRAVIS DURKEE Special to LTN DENVER — The East Lincoln varsity baseball team’s bats may have been shut down in the first round but the Mustang offense erupted in a 12-2 victory over Shelby in six innings Tuesday night in Denver.…