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City Lunch to celebrate Goodson’s life once again

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The third annual celebration of the life of Donald “Don” Giles Goodson will be held on Thursday at City Lunch in Lincolnton. Free hot dogs, chips and a snack cake will be served to the first 100 people who come through the doors after 11…

Church program works to ensure students don’t go hungry

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer In this day and age, when there’s a restaurant on every corner and several different chains of grocery stores throughout Lincoln County, it may be hard to believe that some children are going hungry. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 87.3 percent, or…

WWII veteran visits West Lincoln students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students at West Lincoln High School got a lesson from a living piece of history on Thursday. World War II veteran and Lincoln County resident Zane Yarbro paid a visit and spoke with students about his experiences fighting in WWII in a B-17 Flying Fortress.…

Lincoln County sports legend to speak at Mundy House Annex

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A Lincoln County legend will be on hand tonight at the Mundy House Annex answering questions and sharing stories from his career in Major League Baseball. Tony Cloninger, a graduate of the now defunct Rock Springs High School, spent more than two decades in the big…

Rising Sun Pottery benefit for Humane Society marks 20 years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton is having its 20th annual “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats” sale benefiting the Humane Society of Lincoln County on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The Humane Society of Lincoln County offers low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination services to Lincoln…

Video conferencing helps Kiser, Battleground students work on reading

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Perhaps the most urgent challenge that teachers face today is making sure that all children become competent readers. Those that have problems reading quickly fall behind and sometimes budget cuts or the perceived stigma of being in a special class makes getting the extra help…

North Generals Boulevard talks progressing, project still over budget

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council received an update on the status of the proposed improvements at the intersection of East Main Street and North Generals Boulevard during their regular monthly meeting on Thursday. The intersection project, first introduced by members of the student advisory council several years…

Cherryville man charged with sexual assault of 4-year-old

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Staff report A Cherryville man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Luther Andrew Osborne, 31, of Whitworth Road, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with assaulting the girl, who is a relative, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.…

UPDATED: Officers investigating woman’s drowning death at YMCA

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Staff report Police detectives are investigating the drowning death of a 21-year-old woman at the Lincolnton YMCA. Yesenia Jimenez Linares worked as a lifeguard at the YMCA. Lincolnton Police Department officers said they received a call shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday about a missing employee at the YMCA, located…

Denver man sentenced for murdering grandmother

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Staff report A Denver man will spend at least the next 20 years behind bars for murdering his 77-year-old grandmother in 2015. Chadwick Allen Bean, 40, of Beth Haven Church Road, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of Lucille Miller Punch on Feb. 22, 2015. He…