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Wolves control first half, run over Warriors

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Bandys tops West Lincoln; Games involving East Lincoln, North Lincoln moved to Monday From staff reports Darian Roseboro ran for three touchdowns and two others topped 100 yards rushing as host Lincolnton ran past West Caldwell 37-14 Friday in a game that started 100 minutes late due to severe weather.…

Family marks 150th anniversary of the death of General Ramseur

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Descendants, historians and war re-enactors gathered together in Middletown, Virginia on Oct. 20 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death near there of Lincoln County native and Confederate Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur. Erected in 1920, the monument to Ramseur was placed by the North…

Senate candidate Tillis coming to local GOP rally

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Staff report The Lincoln County Republican Party announced on Thursday that U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis will be attending the party’s “Take Back America Rally” at North Lincoln High School on Saturday. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to have as our special guest U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis,”…

New director has big plans for city’s Business and Community Development department

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The city’s new Business and Community Development director has big dreams for Lincolnton. A Michigan native, Vickie Davis is planting her roots in North Carolina after spending 13 years working with Main Street organizations and downtown development authorities for communities in both Georgia and Iowa. “The…

County leaders celebrate Airlie expansion

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Staff report Members of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), county officials and community leaders gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony at Airlie Business Park in Denver. According to LEDA’s press release, the dedication ceremony celebrated the recent completion of Phase II, which has opened 57 acres of…

Lincolnton Fire offers safety tips

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Staff report Halloween is a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. In order to help Lincoln County residents stay safe while they are out trick-or-treating, the Lincolnton Fire Department provided a few safety tips for those enjoying the festivities, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. When choosing a…

Business Spotlight: The Salty Petal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Co-owners Tosha Smith and Janice Rollins have joined forces to revitalize and relocate The Salty Petal, the newest addition to Lincolnton’s Main Street storefronts. A full-service floral and gift shop, The Salty Petal offers a diverse inventory of fresh flowers and plants in both contemporary, traditional…

Criminal Charges — 10-31-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Kailtin Christina Mayes, 25, of 2003 Arney Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 23 with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. A $2,500 unsecured bond was set. Vincent Scott Liberatore, 23, of 907 Gaston Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct.…

Around Town — 10-31-14

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TODAY Fall Festival Antioch Baptist Church at 3413 Highway 150 in Lincolnton will have a fall festival from 6-8 p.m. with games, food and inflatables. Fall Family Fun Night Laboratory United Methodist Church at 2896 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton will host family fun night from 6-7:30 p.m. Free hot dog…

Lincolnton city manager elected to board of statewide municipal group

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Staff report The North Carolina League of Municipalities has elected Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory to serve on its board of directors. A membership association, the league represents more than 540 North Carolina cities. According to a press release, the league’s board of directors consists of North Carolina municipal officials…

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