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Wal-Mart hearing 6:30 tonight

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Wal-Mart officials will make another appearance before commissioners and planning board members tonight and present new plans for the proposed 203,819-square-foot supercenter in eastern Lincoln County. This will be Wal-Mart’s third time in front of both boards. A public hearing in June was tabled after officials said they wanted another…

Parade of flags

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LHS sophomore in Miss Teen North Carolina pageant

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When Savanna Hood received an invitation to participate in the Miss Teen North Carolina Pageant, she was hesitant. The sophomore at Lincolnton High School had never been in a beauty pageant. She had never even considered it. She decided to ask her mother for advice, and was encouraged to go…

Kindergarten students learn about county’s favorite fruit

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The Apple Festival may have happened more than two weeks ago, but the learning and celebrating of one of the county’s favorite fruits has not ended for some students at Iron Station Elementary School. For the past several years with the help of teachers, parents and volunteers, the school has…

Former Klansman addresses his past

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CONOVER — Johnny Lee Clary learned hate at a very early age. After the suicide death of his father and abandonment of his mother and sister, Clary found himself living on the streets of California, far from his native Oklahoma. “I ended up in east Los Angeles, where I had…

Car enthusiasts joining in fight against breast cancer

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Car owners will be revving their engines this Saturday to raise money for a worthy cause—to fight breast cancer. Martha Shepard and her boyfriend James Gillelan are hosting a car show in the PC Housing parking lot to benefit Shepard’s niece, Shelley Melon, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in…

The blessing of animals 4 p.m. this Sunday

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Dogs, cats, bunnies and hermit crabs will convene at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday for a blessing. “We believe that all God’s creatures are valuable,” said Kim Trabold, a pastor at the church. “It’s an opportunity to share that and to share the love of God with not only people,…

Hospital thanks staff for improved score

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Lincoln Medical Center staff were treated to an informative and fun day Wednesday as the hospital hosted a Compliance Awareness Day, to help continue their focus on adhering to state and federal compliance standards. Since 2001, LMC has increasingly improved its compliance record, scoring a 98 out of 100 in…

New features at this year’s celebration

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Over the past seven years, Lincolnton’s International Festival has kept the same goal – to provide a place for cross cultural fellowship. It helps that the festival‘s organizers and participating churches come from a variety of cultures. The festival is being organized by the Latino Contact Center in Lincolnton and…

Five charged with trafficking coke, crack and methamphetamine

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Five more drugs arrests were made by Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers Thursday night as they continue their six-month investigation to rid of the county of drugs. “The investigation will continue as long as we are hearing complaints of drug dealing,” said Chief Deputy Ronnie Matthews. Lena Sjurest Stewart, of 7021…