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No. 1: Two brothers killed in car wreck (June 13) Brothers Joshua Gantt, 27, of Diamond Lane in Vale, and Casey Gantt, 23, of Sam Houser Road in Vale, died in a crash near Union Elementary School on June 12. Troopers said they received a call that the vehicle being…

Officials: City, county made progress in 2014

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With less than a week left in 2014, city and county leaders reflected on the year’s accomplishments and anticipate the future goals and challenges for the New Year. “It’s just been a great year for economic development,” county commissioner Alex Patton said. “We didn’t raise taxes,…

Cherryville Traditional Shooters take aim at a happy New Year

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Black powder group keeps age-old tradition alive PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Many rituals are rooted in tradition. They bring us closer to the past and often celebrate cultural identity or affirm a select set of family values. As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Cherryville Traditional Shooters will once again bring…

Lincoln County horseman content with a cowboy’s life

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Some say that there aren’t many cowboys left. There are multi-millionaire country music stars that sport a Stetson hat and designer boots, but most of them haven’t lived a cowboy’s life. Andy Mauney, of Mauney Farms in Vale, is a real cowboy. The 70-year-old lifelong horse…

Denver firefighters, Santa team up

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Exporter continues to make strides

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Myra Heavner knows a thing or two about growing business. The West Lincoln High and Gardner-Webb business school graduate has grown her Sea Express America (S.E.A Corp.) brand into a multi-million dollar operation in just 16 hardworking years. Recently, the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce recognized…

After 25 years, foreign exchange student comes home for Christmas

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This Christmas, Vale residents Mary and Richard Smith were presented with a very special gift: a reunion with the foreign exchange student they opened their home to 25 years ago. “I stayed with another family first when I got over here,” said Jonas Lindskog, of Sweden.…

Arts Council projects busy start to 2015

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As 2015 quickly approaches, many Lincoln County organizations are busy planning and budgeting for a new year. The Arts Council of Lincoln County is no different. Director Shelly Johnston is passionate about her work and the artists that she serves within the community. “I briefly left…

For 15 years, Christmas lights burn bright in Iron Station

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Hulls bring joy and wonder with massive light display PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A casual drive down Highway 73 in Iron Station can quickly turn into a holiday expedition. It’s difficult to pass the 2.5-acre property of Rev. Robert and Judy Hull without stopping and taking a closer look at…

Quarry hopes to expand toward new development

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A request for county commissioners to approve an expansion of the Lake Norman Quarry could shorten the distance between an Anson County sand and gravel company’s quarry and a planned large-scale residential development’s property line. According to zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, B.V. Hedrick Sand and Gravel…