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Senior Citizens Craft Fair set for Saturday

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   Looking for a unique gift or for holiday decorations to spruce up your home? Check out the Senior Citizens Craft Fair 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Boger City United Methodist Church, East Main Street in Lincolnton. Betty Jo Barger and Ken Saine…

Double vote under state investigation

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State investigator Marshall Tutor will look into why a Lincolnton man voted twice before Election Day, with voting fraud charges possible. SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   A citizen’s extra vote in Lincolnton City elections has been thrown out, but the matter has been handed over to the state for investigation.…

No charges in death of man struck by car

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Authorities have decided not to press charges in a fatal incident last week in which a man was struck by a vehicle on a Cherryville roadway. John Nelson Borders, 53, of Shelby, was traveling down North Drive in Cherryville when authorities said a man stepped…

Police: Hold-up suspect caught trying to ditch ‘silver knife’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Lincolnton Police arrested a Cherryville man accused of robbing a Lincolnton convenience store early Monday morning. The incident comes as one of many armed robberies across the county in recent months. Bruce Lee Strickland, 32, of 2703 Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville, was apprehended while walking…

A hero remembered

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Suspect’s brother arrested in break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   A relative of a man who was apprehended last week for his alleged involvement in a string of home invasions in Lincolnton has also been charged in the break-ins, police said. On Friday, police arrested Dustin Keith Hunsucker, 20, whose address is unknown, according to…

Schools make plans for $855K

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   Lincoln County Schools Assistant Superintendent Elaine Boysworth recently updated the Board of Education on how the local district is using its portion of Race to the Top (RttT) grant funds. North Carolina received $4 million in federal RttT funds. In North Carolina, this initiative…

Vulcan Riders pleased with growth of annual coat drive

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   “It is growing, and that is all that matters,” Jason Jones, Charlotte Vulcan Riders Association President, said of the VRA’s local annual coat drive which took place this past weekend and included donations from several communities across Lincoln County. The VRA’s 2nd annual Cruise…

Kindley: Retail economy looking brighter

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SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER The outlook for local retail industries may be looking gradually brighter. Ken Kindley, president of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber has hosted roughly 30 new retailer openings in the area so far this year, with 40 having opened last year. “Most retailers…

Parachuting into the WLHS game

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