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Boys and Girls Club signs charter

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No-swim advisory for Lake Norman lifted

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A no-swim advisory issued following a sewer spill in eastern Lincoln County last week has been canceled. The county’s Health Department approved the cancellation of the notice early Monday morning for the affected area, which bordered a Lake Norman cove near the 8300 block…

Planning Board approves permit for downtown bar

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton Planning Board backed a request Tuesday afternoon for a conditional-use permit to operate a nightclub in downtown Lincolnton, with a public hearing and vote on the matter now scheduled for the City Council’s May 2 meeting. Applicant Bryan McClure plans to operate…

Turner at home after witnessing bombing

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Morgan Turner, a local teacher and runner in Monday’s deadly marathon race in Boston, was less than a mile from the finish line when she heard the blasts, she said. While Turner was back safely inside her classroom Tuesday at S. Ray Lowder Elementary…

Lincoln Rotary 20th anniversary gala a success

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County considers changes to benefits

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Changes to some of the county’s personnel policies will be weighed by the Board of Commissioners during tonight’s regular meeting. The board had requested a review of several of the county’s standing policies during its planning workshop in December, appointing a committee to head…

Local teacher to run in Boston Marathon

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One local teacher and Lincolnton High School graduate will embark today on what she considers the “Super Bowl for runners” — the Boston Marathon. Morgan Turner, who currently teaches physical education at S. Ray Lowder Elementary and Asbury Alternative Schools in Lincolnton, qualified…

Smoke from Gastonia fire visible in Lincoln County

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Funeral arrangements made for children who perished in Stanley construction site accident

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The body of a Gaston County girl who died in a tragic accident with her cousin in Lincoln County Sunday was laid to rest Thursday, according to church officials with Bethlehem Church in Gastonia. Grieving friends and family gathered at the church’s south campus…

Family awarded $1.5 million after civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A jury found a Denver company guilty of negligence Wednesday in connection with a 2008 boat explosion that killed a teen boy. The 12-member jury unanimously reached the verdict following an hour of deliberation in a Lincoln County courtroom. Prior to deliberating, attorneys from…