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The West Lincoln Rebels charge the field Friday night as cheerleaders urge them on. The Rebels defeated the Foard Tigers in a 27-21 game, the first win for West between the two teams in three years. Wes Grooms / LTN Photo…

N. C. furniture industries suffer losses

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240 to lose jobs in Maiden State and national economies are gradually improving, but furniture companies continue to announce layoffs despite an ongoing effort to stem imports from China. The trend continued last week when Hooker Furniture Corp. announced it would close a plant in Maiden near Hickory. The move…

Schools present goals for future

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Each Lincoln County school has a chance to brag about its accomplishments and set up goals for next year during presentations of their school improvement plans. The Board of Education Curriculum Committee already heard from seven elementary schools last week, and this week they plan on listening to presentations from…

Box cutter bandit robs Piedmont Gas

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(Right) Detective Kameron Keener with the Lincolnton Police Department dusts the door of Piedmont Natural Gas for fingerprints Friday after an armed robbery. (Below) Lt. Kent Lukach brings in his K-9, Jackie, to search for the suspect while Lt. Brian Greene and Keener collect evidence. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

Secret to safety

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Deputy Connie Queen with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pinkie swears with Elizabeth Carpenter, 4, after checking her car seat. The Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition held the free car seat check Saturday at Griffin Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Dealership of Lincolnton. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

Linoln seniors receive More Than A Meal

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Oftentimes senior citizens eat too much or too little. Sometimes they eat meals low in nutrition due to convenience or cost. Lincoln County Senior Service’s More Than A Meal program hopes to change those habits. “Lincoln County was the only county in North Carolina that did not have a nutrition…

Police seek public help

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Lincolnton Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who broke into a local business in late July. A man used a concrete cigarette receptacle to smash in the glass door of the Times Turnaround No. 4, 2568 E. Main St., at about 2:30 a.m. He came…

Local truckers seek denoations

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Long-haul truck drivers are used to seeing their share of the unexpected during their countless hours and hundreds of miles spent on the road. But what truckers with one local company recently witnessed was enough for them to want to take action and reach out to people more than 700…

East speedway loses promoters

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STANLEY — After nine years of promoting the East Lincoln Speedway, Ernie and Boyd Knight are stepping down. The Knights stepped down earlier this month. Margaret and Ralph Nance, who have owned the speedway for the past 15 years are running it. James Hunnicutt, general manager, is assisting. There is…

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(Left to right) Kim Curles with KLC Resources, Lisa Wallace with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, and John Gregory, owner of the Rock Garden, talk business during the Chamber’s Business After Hours function Thursday. The event was held by Lincoln Staffing, Apple Realty and Success Linc, located at 509…