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Lincoln Storekeeper honored

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Gail Kraig Beal followed policies, she treated people as she wanted to be treated, and she has succeeded for it. The North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores names her 2004 Store Manager of the Year. Her company, Avery Companies, nominated her. She won over 3,684 other entries. “To think that…

Voters talk jobs, taxes, growth

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With the primary election less than one week away, Lincoln County voters are weighing in on the issues. Jobs, taxes and growth are hot topics among a number of voters. Some also mentioned education and supporting community colleges as priorities. Locally, only a Republican primary will be held for the…

Light voter turnout forecast for elections

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Campaign signs clutter the sides of the road, candidates are busy making last minute appearances and the Board of Elections office is buzzing. Primary elections are less than one week away. On Tuesday, Lincoln County voters will decide who they want to run for office in the November general elections.…

JROTC holds leadership camp

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Ambitious students in West Lincoln High School’s JROTC have already started preparing for the next school year. “It’s a lot of what they did in one year shoved into one week,” said Lt. Cmdr Karl Jordan. Students involved in the high school’s program began a week long Leadership Camp on…

Art draws attention to bad curve

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Rachel Watkins, an artist, stands beside the protest signs she put up in her yard. She hopes the signs and art of mannequins covered in paint will encourage the Department of Transportation to do something about a traffic problem. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo People speeding down N.C. 18 may…

Heritage of local black community to be documented

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A local project is seeking to capture and preserve the history of African Americans in Lincoln County, and organizers say they need your help. The Lincoln County Voices Oral History Project aims to document and preserve the rich history and heritage of the African American community by collecting personal histories…

Wreck cuts power lines

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A tractor-trailer driver had to be airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center Saturday following a wreck in Boger City. Randy Dean Green of 287 Hamby Mountain Road in Puryear was driving a tractor trailer west on East Main Street near Lithia Inn Road, according to police reports. A car driven by…

Masked-man wanted for armed robbery in Crouse

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Crouse convenience store that occurred Friday night. The robbery happened at Crouse Mini Mart, 2863 W. N.C. 150, according to a report from Lt. Ronnie Matthews, Detective Lester White and Detective Tim Johnson. A clerk there told authorities…

Arrest made in multiple car thefts

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A Cherryville man was arrested last week on charges stemming from motor vehicle thefts here and in other jurisdictions. Jonathan Stephen Price, 22, of 1409 E. Church St. in Cherryville was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle by Lincolnton Police. Police say Price allegedly test drove 1998 Jeep Grand…

Look at Lincoln

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The family of Brenda and Harvey Auton of Lincolnton were winners in WBTV’s “Weather in your Neighborhood” contest. Meteorologist Al Conklin broadcast the weather from a party in the Auton’s backyard on June 24. The event was catered by Sagebrush Steakhouse and Bruster’s Ice Cream. Contributed Photo…