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Dr. King’s vision lives

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DEBRA WILLIAMS Guest Columnist The Lincoln County NAACP counts it a privilege and honor to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and holiday. His legacy as an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement is always applauded by many, as well as our organization. His…

Iron Station Thunder headed to national competition

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A local motorcycle shop will travel south this week to compete in their first national invitation-only Biker Build-Off Competition. Florida Full Throttle Magazine’s Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builders Invitational extended an invitation to Iron Station Thunder in early November. The Lincoln County motorcycle shop is among…

Denver theatre group donates to county Child Advocacy Center

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver-based acting group The Backyard Players at Verdict Ridge recently donated $6,000 to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Lincolnton. Funds stemmed from the actors’ performances of Sister Act: The Musical last fall. CAC Director Sherry Reinhardt had tears in…

Getting the notes just right

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Groups to celebrate MLK Day

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches and the local chapter of the NAACP are inviting community members to assist them in their three-day celebration of one of the most well known Civil Rights leaders. For more than 20 years, the two organizations have hosted the Martin…

Pair charged after police chase ends in Lincoln

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested two individuals Thursday morning for leading Hickory police on a vehicular chase near the Lincoln-Catawba line. Deputies said they originally detained five individuals in the case but later released three without charges. Larry Wayne Nance, 26, of 940 Cape Hickory Road, and…

Local luminaries come out for annual LTN breakfast

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Ingles still planning to open in Boger City

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A popular North Carolina-based supermarket chain is coming to Lincolnton. Ingles Markets is planning to construct a grocery store and gas station at the demolished Belding Hausman site in the Boger City area of Lincolnton. The idea to open a store at the proposed Boger City…

For the love of the team

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Cleaner who laundered LHS football’s jerseys for decades calling it quits JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For at least the last five decades, one local dry cleaning business and its owner have remained dedicated to caring for the Lincolnton High School football team’s jerseys. However, in November, owner Fred Jarrett, Sr.…

Man’s rape trial gets under way

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An Iron Station man accused of raping a teen in the county nearly four years ago is on trial this week. Defendant James Fred Reeves Jr., 39, has been charged with one felony count each of crimes against nature, first-degree burglary, indecent liberties with a child…