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Cruise for Coats to bring Riders to Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER The Charlotte Vulcan Riders Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Cruise for Coats and Poker Run on Saturday with two of this year’s five stops at locations in the Denver area. The group’s president, Jason Jones, who’s originally from Iron Station but currently lives in Lincolnton,…

Schools ‘fuel up to play 60’

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Carolina Panthers’ mascot Sir Purr is greeted by S. Ray Lowder students during last month’s Play 60 event at the school. For the third year, Lincoln County Schools is participating in “Fuel up to play 60,” an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football League, National…

Supplier to join Main Filter in Lincolnton

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved an industrial incentive grant agreement at Monday night’s meeting that could bring a startup company to Lincolnton. The industry, named Technical Parts Manufacturing, would complement and supply Main Filter and prevent the company from outsourcing to another state. It would also be sharing…

Schools learn state law won’t limit options on new districts

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No action was taken on proposed redistricting of Board of Education seats during a special session Wednesday evening at East Lincoln High School. After a presentation at last week’s normally scheduled Board of Education meeting, it appeared that the board would be forced to choose from only two options based…

City candidates square off

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Candidates for Lincolnton city office faced off on several contentious issues at a public forum Tuesday evening. All those running for office were present as the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event, which included introductions by the candidates, six questions to be answered in two minutes each and…

County approves satellite fire station

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  After some discussion, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners decided at Monday night’s meeting to go ahead with a new satellite fire station and additional funding for the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department in an effort to avoid insurance premium hikes for area homeowners. Lincoln County Manager George Wood…

LCSO medicine drop collects more than 30 pounds of old drugs

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 30 pounds of medications last week during the agency’s most recent medicine drop. The event was held Friday at the Senior Services Health Fair at the Gaston College- Lincoln Campus. Authorities collected more than 20 pounds of prescription and non-prescription medications…

Pedestrian dies after SUV crash

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A man was struck and killed as he was trying to cross a roadway Tuesday morning in Cherryville. Robert Douglas Kaylor, 59, of North Drive in Cherryville, was struck by a sports utility vehicle at the intersection of West Church Street and Delview Road, authorities said. Kaylor stepped into the…

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  Zachary Moore of Neff Tree Service of Shelby dangles 30 feet above the ground on Tuesday as he prunes a maple tree on the Court Square. The dead limbs in the big trees around the courthouse have to be cut and removed about every two years.  …

$7K raised in Hunger Walk, down from 2010

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Although the turnout for Sunday’s Hunger Walk was less than last year’s event, 77 walkers were successful in raising about $7,000 to help feed Lincoln County residents. “We were down about 30 percent, since we raised $10,000 last year,” said Susan Brymer, Executive Director of Christian Ministries. Brymer is hopeful…