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Miller crowned 2013 Apple Queen

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Government officials, neighborhoods team up for National Night Out

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The 30th Annual National Night Out event will take place Tuesday in Lincolnton. Neighborhoods throughout the city will unite and participate in block parties as various city and county officials and first responders travel from one location to the next to eat food, fellowship with…

Lincolnton a stop on state agricultural tour

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton will be among the stops of a statewide tour designed to showcase North Carolina’s agricultural products. Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the 2013 “Got to be NC” RV tour will be at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton, on…

Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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Crimestoppers buys business cards for officers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly 100 Lincoln County officers will soon receive personalized business cards as part of Crimestoppers’ recent initiative to not only show gratitude for the area’s two prominent law enforcement agencies but also promote the nonprofit organization within the community. According to Crimestoppers board member Tom…

Lessons from the Master

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Karate instructor hopes to offer first-time youth offenders a second chance JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “You’ve got control over a person’s life because they’re listening to you,” local karate instructor Maurice Moore said. The internationally-known teacher and competitor wants to inspire local children and teens to maintain integrity and dream…

New eatery coming to downtown

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new farm-to-table food venture will take over the downtown Lincolnton site of the former 36th Street Bakery, Lincoln Economic Development Association officials announced Thursday. The restaurant, to be called Farmer Baker Sausage Maker, is owned by chef Cassie Parsons, Natalie Veres and Doug and Lillie…

Camp Meeting begins today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer America’s oldest religious campground meeting will return in full-swing today as thousands of faith-filled believers are expected to flock to the Denver area for at least the next 10 days. The 1,000 seat, open-air arbor at Rock Spring Campground will be the center of activity through…

Council hears from angry citizens

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council heard from some angry and persistent citizens during public comments at Thursday evening’s meeting. Despite voting to cut the newly imposed garbage fee in half during their July meeting, council members again heard complaints regarding the $5-a-month charge for trash pickup. Dr.…

Firefighters, MDA team up to ‘Fill the Boot’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer At least 25 Lincoln County firefighters will be stationed at area intersections this weekend collecting money for muscular dystrophy research and other diseases affecting the body’s muscle groups. The annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser drew in more than $12,000 in Lincoln County alone last year, Assistant…