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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…

Confirmed: Outbreak began with livestock

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The petting zoo at the Cleveland County Fair has been officially determined as the initial source of exposure behind the E. coli outbreak that plagued area counties in recent weeks, public health investigators from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday.…

Newly elected board members discuss plans

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   With thoughts of transparency, new ideas and keeping the focus on area children, three members-elect will be sworn in to the Lincoln County Board of Education next month. Cathy Davis, Tony Jenkins and Mark Mullen will replace Tommy Houser, George Dellinger and Kelly Childers.…

Company honored by Gov. Perdue

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Gov. Bev Perdue announced this month the 2012 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development, with one local business among the recipients. Lincolnton Furniture Company was on the list of those businesses recognized for their accomplishments and contributions in helping North Carolina achieve its…