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Commissioners to hear presentation on Block Smith Gym sale

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A proposal to renovate the Block Smith Gym to create a science center in Lincolnton will be brought back before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners tonight. Edward McFadden, founder and chairman of STEM Career Path Project, Inc. will address the commissioners seeking a letter of…

Bill would expand benefits for firefighters

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine has co-sponsored a bill filed last month that provides a special separation allowance for North Carolina firefighters and rescue squad workers. “This provides firefighters with a means to retire before the social security age without fear of not being able…

NFL’s ‘Play 60’ program comes to Lincoln County

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer There was lots of running, jumping, throwing of footballs, smiles and, most importantly, a whole lot of calories burned at Northbrook Elementary on Monday. Second through fifth grade students were taking part in the first NFL Play 60 Camp held at a Lincoln County public…

Lincolnton Easter egg hunt back for 70th year

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 70th annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Betty Ross Park. The legend of a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them for children to find likely came over to the United States with German…

Colleagues say woman’s life was lived helping others

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County staff and volunteers gathered on Saturday to celebrate the life of a woman who has impacted lives across the county, state and globe through her work with the local charity. Mary Gibbs, who managed and helped open both the Denver…

City Lunch to celebrate Goodson’s life once again

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The third annual celebration of the life of Donald “Don” Giles Goodson will be held on Thursday at City Lunch in Lincolnton. Free hot dogs, chips and a snack cake will be served to the first 100 people who come through the doors after 11…

Church program works to ensure students don’t go hungry

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer In this day and age, when there’s a restaurant on every corner and several different chains of grocery stores throughout Lincoln County, it may be hard to believe that some children are going hungry. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 87.3 percent, or…

WWII veteran visits West Lincoln students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students at West Lincoln High School got a lesson from a living piece of history on Thursday. World War II veteran and Lincoln County resident Zane Yarbro paid a visit and spoke with students about his experiences fighting in WWII in a B-17 Flying Fortress.…

Lincoln County sports legend to speak at Mundy House Annex

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Lincoln County legend will be on hand tonight at the Mundy House Annex answering questions and sharing stories from his career in Major League Baseball. Tony Cloninger, a graduate of the now defunct Rock Springs High School, spent more than two decades in the big…

Rising Sun Pottery benefit for Humane Society marks 20 years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton is having its 20th annual “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats” sale benefiting the Humane Society of Lincoln County on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The Humane Society of Lincoln County offers low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination services to Lincoln…