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Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame kicks off new location with grand opening

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame, now located in the Lincoln Cultural Center, will host a grand opening for all inductees and their families on Friday. The Hall of Fame is preparing to open its doors to the public for the viewing of county sports…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest well attended, applauded

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Despite high winds that kept vendors on their toes all afternoon, the first Lincolnton Food and WineFest was considered to be well attended and a tremendous success. “It went fantastic,” event chair Anita McCall said. “Our vendors sold out of almost everything and are already asking…

NC General Assembly back for short session with big agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer State lawmakers reconvene in Raleigh today and, while a couple months ago the tiers system may have been thought to be at the forefront for the short session, a couple other issues continue to dominate the political conversation. Huntersville Republican Rep. Charles Jeter, according to the…

‘Hero Day’ brings real American heroes to local stage

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Students from Lincoln County high schools were treated to a visit from distinguished military heroes on Wednesday. Students gathered at the auditorium of North Lincoln High School for an education in bravery, helping those in need and, ultimately, how each decision made can determine the trajectory…

Runners take on Boston Marathon

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Full-time job responsibilities, 15 combined children and a 700-mile flight didn’t deter four Stanley women from accomplishing longtime dreams this week. The foursome traveled to, and competed together in, the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. The conditions, 70’s and sunny, were a…

KFC: Restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…

Student winners announced for Robinson-Lineberger competition

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Staff report Student winners of the 2015 Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition were recently announced for six categories including elementary, middle school and high school prose and poetry. The annual event for the Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsored by Robinson-Lineberger Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council and Arts Council of Lincoln…

Lincolnton Food and WineFest hits the streets on Saturday

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  PHIL PERRY Senior Writer With weather predicted to be on the sunny side of things, the first annual Lincolnton Food and WineFest is prepared to kick off on Saturday morning with food trucks, wineries, artisan breweries, juried art, folk artists, children’s attractions and a Soil & Water Conservation District…

Deputies: Iron Station man sold heroin

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with selling heroin to an undercover detective. Timothy Wallace Smith, 23, of Trinity Lane, was arrested on Sunday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Smith was making regular trips to the Charlotte area to purchase heroin that he later…

KFC: Denver restaurant may have served kidney

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A KFC spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that a Mooresville woman may have been given a kidney instead of the thigh she ordered last week at a Lincoln County restaurant. Lucy Randall was in the process of taking her daughter to vision therapy Friday when she made a…