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Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

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    Man, Woman, Small Business and Industry of the Year named SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local community leaders and industries alike were recognized Thursday night during the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with a…

New leader for LEDA announced

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Cliff Brumfield of Brookhaven, Miss., has been hired to head up Lincoln County’s economic development efforts. The Lincoln Economic Development Association announced late Thursday afternoon that Brumfield will be its new executive director starting in January. The move comes after previous director Barry Matherly…

VH1 show set to shoot scene in Lincolnton

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Camera crews, microphones and other cast and crew members involved with cable TV network VH1’s “Black Ink” reality show, will be making a stop at a Lincolnton restaurant to film a scene for the show, set to premiere next year. An area native will…

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   A vehicle struck and killed a 48-year-old man while he was crossing a Lincolnton intersection over the weekend, according to officials with Emergency Medical Services. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Sunday at the corner of S. Generals Boulevard and S. Laurel…

Deputies seek tips on at-large drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than a dozen people, five of whom are out-of-county residents, remain at-large in connection with last month’s countywide drug round-up initiated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies remain on the hunt for 14 of the more than 50 individuals indicted in “Operation…

Officers: Intruder’s escape prevented

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies skillfully kept a Lincolnton man from escaping the area business he broke into Sunday morning and arrested him on scene, the Sheriff’s Office said. Officers responded to Golden Shears Hairstyling and Tanning Salon on N.C. 182 around 2:15 a.m. after a caller told…

College Application Week focuses on seniors’ future

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Local high school seniors aspiring to attend college next year can rest a little easier until Friday, as application fees are waived this week. College Application Week is under way at four Lincoln County schools, allowing students to apply for community college and participating…

Chamber’s annual banquet set for Thursday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet Thursday evening, during which a slate of awards will be handed out and guests will be entertained by comedian Kelly Swanson of High Point. “Mrs. Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian and…

Can a shoe box fly?

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  NASA puts young science minds to work on problem   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Shoe boxes with an array of choices for “wings”, from cardboard to Styrofoam, lined Adam Benoit’s tables and floor in his classroom on Tuesday, as teams of students started their first stage in the process…

Deputies make meth arrests

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies locked up five suspects Thursday after several calls to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office drug tip line prompted narcotics officers to investigate possible drug activity near Pumpkin Center and Lowesville. Investigators located a meth lab at a residence on Hunter Rhyne Road and…