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Stroup retires from First Federal Savings Bank

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Around Town 3-31-14

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  TODAY GED / Adult High School  Gaston College will offer a free scholarship to pay for the GED test. To apply, students must attend a Basic Skills Orientation class 5:30-8:30 p.m. starting today (March 31) through April 3. The class is for new and returning students wishing to enter…

Suspect killed by SWAT team

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  Murder suspect shoots at officer, flees to apartment complex, is later killed after firing at SWAT team   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   A suspect in a Lincolnton murder and an attempted shooting of a police officer was shot and killed by county SWAT…

Century-old quilt comes home

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Earlier this month, the Lincoln County Historical Association added a more than century-old quilt to its valuable collection of local pieces. Each item the LCHA obtains represents the local color of the community’s previous generations. Hand-stitched in 1900 by Lincoln County…

Meet the Candidate: Fred Hatley

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  Fred Hatley   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the past 12 years, Fred Hatley has been a staple in Lincoln County government, serving as the Clerk of Court. However, his entry into the political sphere was an unusual one, relying on his inquisitive nature and a high school…

Around Town — 3-28-14

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TODAY Lions Club scholarships      Seniors at each of the county’s four public high schools may now apply for a $500 Lincolnton Lions Club college scholarship. Applicants must be Lincoln County residents and submit an application, high school transcript, two reference letters and an essay on volunteerism. Scholarships will be awarded…

Deputies have lead in recent vehicle break-ins case

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Detectives believe they may have a lead in a case involving multiple break-ins the last two months in Iron Station. Deputies released a photo Thursday that came from video surveillance recorded at the Jerry’s One Stop on N.C. 27 East in Iron Station. The…

Lincolnton firefighters extinguish kitchen blaze

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton firefighters were forced to respond to a Catawba Street residence Wednesday morning to squelch flames inside a kitchen. Fire officials said crews arrived on scene around 6:40 p.m. when they witnessed smoke coming through the front door. Flames had ignited on the stove…

County Extension Office offers scholarship to local students

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors at each of the county’s four high schools. While all students are eligible to apply, priority will be placed on applicants who are pursuing a career in Family and…

Criminal Charges

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Travis Wayne Baxter, 26, of 3073 Sorrells Baxter Rd. in Cherryville was charged March 25 with one count each of communicating threats and assault on a female by a male over 18 yrs. of age. No bond was set. Ruby…