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D.A.R. group marks Constitution Week

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer For 59 years, the Daughters of the American Revolution have made it a goal to educate the community about the historical events that surrounded the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The tradition began in 1955, when a resolution to designate Sept.…

County public schools excel at state measures

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools’ graduation and proficiency scores continue to excel, according to the State Board of Education’s 2013-2014 READY Accountability Report. In a Lincoln County Schools press release, the September report depicts achievement in three ways: proficiency, Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) and academic growth. The school…

Revolutionary War Patriots to be honored

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Three Lincoln County Patriots that fought for American freedom during the Revolutionary War will be honored on Saturday as the Sons of the American Revolution will hold grave marking ceremonies. The Catawba and Mecklenburg chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution are sponsoring the ceremony…

Watch out for the sharp side

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Art Crawl, Rhyne Competition seeking entries

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The committee of the Lincolnton Art Crawl has officially extended an open invitation for local artists to participate in this fall’s event. Seeking artists in a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts, the committee is asking artists to register…

Students mark anniversary of 9/11

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The American flag was prominently displayed amidst a backdrop of construction. White ribbons, 2,977 of them, were tied to a temporary fence. At 9 a.m., the student body of the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School filed out to join fellow students and staff for a…

Pastor pedals to battle human trafficking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The U.S Department of State estimates that 12.3 million adults and children are currently in forced or bonded labor or prostitution throughout the world. Almost two out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number increases to every three out of…

Deputies: Two men arrested for theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two people were detained by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a theft that was reported from Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden. Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane in Maiden, was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering a building,…

One dead, one injured in wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An early morning accident on Thursday left one Lincolnton resident dead and another seriously injured. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at 12:03 a.m. concerning a motor vehicle crash where N. Cedar Street dead-ends at Hoke Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered…

Health Department welcomes new doctor

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven. “My mother was a nurse and had all of her books from nursing school…