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If a Christmas tree could talk…

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Friday morning, I left my home in the country from Confederate soldier Edney Hoover’s former farmland and headed to the big city of Lincolnton. It’s the first time I’ve ever made a trip by motorized car, even though I’m at least 45 years old.…

Charter school students enjoy early holiday feast

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Kindergartener Caitlyn Duschel is having a Thanksgiving dinner with her family at Lincoln Charter School’s annual feast in Lincolnton. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County YMCA’s 12th Annual Prayer Breakfast, set to take place Wednesday morning in downtown Lincolnton, is aimed at uniting the community in “prayer, worship and spiritual…

Annual YMCA prayer breakfast set for Wed.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County YMCA’s 12th Annual Prayer Breakfast, set to take place Wednesday morning in downtown Lincolnton, is aimed at uniting the community in “prayer, worship and spiritual enrichment” during one of the busiest and most highly anticipated seasons of the year. “The holidays can become so…

Three-county meeting to fill Senate vacancy

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A meeting has been scheduled to determine who will fill the vacant seat of the late N.C. Sen. Jim Forrester, R-Gaston, in the North Carolina General Assembly following his death on Oct. 31. According to a memorandum sent from Robin Hayes, chair of the North…

Deputies: Man jailed for machete attacks

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man accused of drug possession was jailed over the weekend for also allegedly using two machetes to lacerate two women at an Iron Station residence following a domestic dispute. Deputies responded around 8 p.m. Saturday to a residence on the 5200 block…

NBC news show films segment on furniture company

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Bruce Cochrane, owner of the new Lincolnton Furniture Company, has been fielding quite a few media requests as of late. And just last week, he taped a segment for a national TV news program that will put his company in the spotlight. Cochrane confirmed to…

Season for sharing

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Volunteer Don Ormsby prepares boxes of food Thursday at the Christian Ministries office in Lincolnton. MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Susan Brymer, executive director for Christian Ministries of Lincoln County, hopes the public will remember the less fortunate this holiday season. The Lincolnton nonprofit organization recently kicked off its…

Missing teen located in Catawba Co.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A teen girl, who deputies believed left her foster home Saturday morning and fled to an out-of-county residence where one of her biological parents was staying, was located in Catawba County and safely returned to Lincoln County Tuesday night. Kaitlyn M. Coronado, 14, left her…

Smith, Moore win woman, man of year

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Jim Moore and Kathy Bumgardner, the father and sister of the late James “Bo” Moore Jr., accept his posthumous Man of the Year recognition. Actavis named biz of year SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet Thursday night at the Citizens Center…

LHS science teacher among 68 selected for nationwide program

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Kathy Bosiak, science teacher at Lincolnton High School, is one of only 68 teachers in the United States selected to participate in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. “I almost deleted the notification email, because I didn’t recognize the sender’s address,” Bosiak told the …