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Local 4-H’ers strut their stuff at Lincolnton event

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Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King

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Officials give details on student athlete drug testing program

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education members voted last Tuesday to implement a drug testing policy for the county’s student athletes. The policy, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, will require a drug testing company to perform random drug tests of all Lincoln County…

Pair caught with mobile meth lab in Maiden

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man and woman are charged with harboring ingredients for making a mobile methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle, police said. Maiden Police stopped the suspects’ silver 2000 Dodge Neon on Saturday while the two were traveling down Water Plant Road in Maiden, an…

Dr. King’s vision lives

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DEBRA WILLIAMS Guest Columnist The Lincoln County NAACP counts it a privilege and honor to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and holiday. His legacy as an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement is always applauded by many, as well as our organization. His…

Iron Station Thunder headed to national competition

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A local motorcycle shop will travel south this week to compete in their first national invitation-only Biker Build-Off Competition. Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational extended an invitation to Iron Station Thunder in early November. The Lincoln County motorcycle shop is among…

Denver theatre group donates to county Child Advocacy Center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver-based acting group The Backyard Players at Verdict Ridge recently donated $6,000 to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Lincolnton. Funds stemmed from the actors’ performances of Sister Act: The Musical last fall. CAC Director Sherry Reinhardt had tears in…

Getting the notes just right

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Groups to celebrate MLK Day

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches and the local chapter of the NAACP are inviting community members to assist them in their three-day celebration of one of the most well known Civil Rights leaders. For more than 20 years, the two organizations have hosted the Martin…

Pair charged after police chase ends in Lincoln

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested two individuals Thursday morning for leading Hickory police on a vehicular chase near the Lincoln-Catawba line. Deputies said they originally detained five individuals in the case but later released three without charges. Larry Wayne Nance, 26, of 940 Cape Hickory Road, and…