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Cherryville police crack down on vehicle break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Cherryville police have made multiple arrests this month in connection with two separate cases involving vehicular break-ins. On Friday, three suspects, including two Lincolnton residents, were placed behind Gaston County bars for allegedly taking items from two vehicles that were parked on N.C. 150 in…

Election challenges to get fuller hearing on Dec. 2

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Little action was taken at the Lincoln County Board of Elections preliminary hearing on absentee ballots Monday afternoon. The hearing, a result of challenges to 27 absentee ballot requests in the recent Lincolnton city elections, will not affect the results of any race, which were…

Lincolnton kicks off parade season Sunday

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Area festivities leading up to Christmas get under way Sunday with the Lincolnton Christmas parade. This year’s parade begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, following a route from Lincolnton High School on North Aspen Street around the Court Square and down East Main Street. Following…

Students collecting supplies for soldiers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   By collecting needed supplies earlier this season for North Carolina-based soldiers who are currently deployed, students at Union Elementary School hoped to both learn and put into practice important character traits. “The project allows students to demonstrate the character education traits they learn about each…

Stabbing Victim dies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man is expected to appear in court today on a first-degree murder charge after deputies said he used a sharp object to stab a Newton man in the chest Friday night following an argument. Gary Clinton Farmer, 54, of 346 Grandview Lane is…

Law enforcement watchful for thieves tarpeting copper

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a leash law during tonight’s meeting. Commissioners will also consider both a change order for the Airlie Park utility contract and a resolution for providing electronic listings of personal property for tax purposes…

County public hearing on leash law tonight

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a leash law during tonight’s meeting. Commissioners will also consider both a change order for the Airlie Park utility contract and a resolution for providing electronic listings of personal property for tax purposes…

Farmers market wraps up

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Extension Agent says 2011 a successful year   MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Saturday marked the final day of Lincoln County’s farmers markets. There was a good turnout at the Lincolnton Market on West Water Street as the year’s growing season came to a close. Leigh Guth, Extension Agent…

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…