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Matherly leaving LEDA for Va. job

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor A little too much success in bringing industrial development to Lincoln County may be costing the community its top economic development official. Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Agency, has accepted a position as senior vice president of business development for the Greater…

Shots into Iron Station home being investigated

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are unclear as to why two shots were fired into an Iron Station home Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s Office report, one of the residents was sitting at a computer desk inside her home in the 800 block of Monterey Drive when she heard…

Lunch at the old school

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Members of the Lincolnton High School Class of 1965 gathered Tuesday, as they have for some time, for a monthly luncheon. But this week they returned for the first time to their old cafeteria, which is located in the Lincoln County Senior Center, housed at Gaston College’s Lincoln campus, housed…

Filing for elections just a week away

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Candidate filing for the statewide May 8 primary officially opens at noon on Feb. 13, with several local, state and federal offices up for election this year. On both the national and state levels, 2012 has long been expected to be quite a contentious year in…

‘Y’all’ serves up humorous culture clash

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Theatre Guild set to perform comedy JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Southern women are the stars of the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s performance this month of Ya’ll, a one-act comedy dinner theater that encourages audience members to hold tight to their heritage. “This day and age, people are trying to re-write Southern…

City Council extends permit for com tower

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Split vote breaks with Planning Board recommendation, angry neighbors SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A split vote from the Lincolnton City Council will give Pegasus Tower Company more time to decide whether to build a communications tower on Startown Road, despite objections from neighbors and a recommendation from the city Planning…

Deputies: Thieves targeting unlocked cars

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sheriff’s Office authorities said a high number of unlocked vehicles and outbuildings have been broken into this month in areas east of Lincolnton. Lt. Tim Johnson, head of criminal investigations, said the incidents are more than likely connected since they’ve all been occurring within a five-mile…

Priest hopes Catholics unhappy with changes will join new community

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Catawba County resident and Catholic priest Father Tom Sanford isn’t too happy about recent changes made to the Church’s liturgy and mass. As a result, he plans to start a new faith-filled community in the area disconnected from and without the approval of the Roman Catholic…

Gus’ shadow forecast foggy

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Groundhog enthusiasts bring celebration to Lincoln schools SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Groundhog’s Day was celebrated in full force by members of the Lincoln County Groundhog Association on Thursday. Across the country, watchers of groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw him view his own shadow, thereby, according to legend, predicting six…

Quilter dedicates work to vets, military

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sewing, particularly quilt-making, has been in Frances Martin’s family for at least three generations. “My grandma and mom quilted, so I just grew up around quiltmakers,” she said. “We had to, to stay warm.” She also noted that her dad sews. As a little girl living…