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Studying science with everyday objects

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  Citizens Center hosts National 4-H Youth Science Day   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Graham-cracker space machines, Lego bridges and remote-controlled night lights were being crafted last week at National 4-H Youth Science Day — an event that children across the nation were attending. More than 70 youth attended…

United Way campaign set to kick off Tuesday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   United Way of Lincoln County will unveil its financial goal for the upcoming 2012-2013 fiscal year at its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Tuesday at the YMCA in Lincolnton. Last year, the organization sought to raise $345,000 for the area agencies it serves, according to Executive…

Events in October to focus on local industries

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association has kicked off its annual Industry Appreciation Month, with events planned throughout October to celebrate local businesses. The celebrations officially got under way with a signing of proclamations by both Lincolnton and Lincoln County officials on Oct. 1. Originally…

Teen charged with taking money from grocery store

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton teen is accused of stealing money from the area grocery store where she worked, a police report said. Breanna Dameron, 17, of 1159 Buffalo Shoals Road, was charged Thursday with one felony count of larceny by employee and three felony counts of…

Magic of Krewe

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Rancher vote backs $1 fee

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Ranchers across the state were given the opportunity to voice their opinions and vote for or against a mandate to charge $1 per animal sold, with dollars going toward educational programs and research for area agriculture. In Lincoln County, the N.C. Cattle Industry Assessment…

Johnson gets 16 years for child porn

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  Iron Station man pleaded guilty to federal charges, used Internet to share thousand of images of kids JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County man will spend at least the next 16 years behind bars for using the Internet to distribute child pornography, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in…

Council looks at potential infill site downtown

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members discussed a potential infill development site on Court Square in downtown, though no official action was taken during Thursday’s meeting. Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth presented council members with a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for interested developers…

Business expo draws a crowd

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        SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business Expo took place Wednesday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. This was the ninth-consecutive year the event, designed as a networking opportunity for those businesses looking to grow. Chamber President Ken Kindley…

Opera singer returns to home town

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   His voice has echoed off the walls of Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Opera Theater, Leipzig Opera in Germany and various other national and overseas venues. On Sunday, Markus Beam will perform at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton where he grew up — where his story…