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Candidates for School Board respond to questions

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This election year citizens will vote in four Board of Education members. Tommy Houser, a current school board member and former chairman of the Board of Education is running for Northbrook Township. He is running unopposed. George Dellinger, a fellow school board member, is running unopposed for the Ironton Township.…

ELPAC`ed up and ready to vote

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee has made its recommendations for candidates running for state and local offices. For N.C. State House of Representatives, ELPAC is recommending Democrat Ken Fortenberry over Joe Kiser, the Republican incumbent. “I think generally we felt we needed new blood in there,” said Judy Browne,…

Lake Calendar

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BOOK SALE Friends of the East Lincoln Branch library will have a book sale on the library grounds, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Nov. 13. WESTPORT GARDEN CLUB The Westport Garden Club will hold their 10 a.m. meeting on…

Senters receives regional award

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Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Lincoln County 4-H Programs. Senters was awarded the “Crandall’s Cream of the Crop,” awarded by Dr. Deborah Crandall, Southwest District Extension director. One Southwest District Extension employee is recognized with this award quarterly.…

38 officers qualify on firing range

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In what has become tradition for the Lincolnton Police Department, officers took part in weapons qualifications in wet, muddy conditions this week. Thirty-eight officers took part in the exercise designed to test their speed and accuracy when it comes to their weapons. Officers qualify with their weapons twice a year.…

Kiser, Fortenberry seek House seat

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Candidate questions 1. What could you do in the Legislature to help Lincoln County avoid having to put the burden of growth (new schools, infrastructure to support rapid growth) on the property tax? 2.What is your position on a state lottery to benefit education in North Carolina? Would you support…

Local bands advance to finals in Trojan Classic

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Three local high school Marching Band made it into the finals at the 25 Annual Olympic Trojan Classic in Mecklenburg County this past weekend. Out of 22 competitors, the Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School Marching Bands (West Lincoln High School was on their…

Accused former minister collapses

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A former Lincoln County minister accused of sexually abusing three of his daughters did not appear for trial Monday in Yadkin County Superior Court due to health reasons. Ted Hendrix, 65, collapsed Friday after his daughters appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show Thursday to talk openly about the abuse they…

Fishing

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The Mt. Mourne Scout Troop No. 173 went fishing in Lake Norman on Oct. 16. Here they are seen holding their catch. Left to right are Jay Lemond, Cole Brossoit, Garret Barber, Scout Leader Ken Anson, Kyle Anson, Ryan Picard, Josh Roseman, Steven Dixon and Caleb Presson. Contributed Photo…

Former chemical engineer finds life on film

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Edgar Smith didn’t have anything else better to do on a Tuesday and Thursday. When his friend asked him to share the driving and attend an “Acting for the Camera Advanced,” class at Central Piedmont Community College, Smith could not turn him down. He thought it would be interesting to…