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Turner at home after witnessing bombing

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Morgan Turner, a local teacher and runner in Monday’s deadly marathon race in Boston, was less than a mile from the finish line when she heard the blasts, she said. While Turner was back safely inside her classroom Tuesday at S. Ray Lowder Elementary…

Lincoln Rotary 20th anniversary gala a success

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County considers changes to benefits

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Changes to some of the county’s personnel policies will be weighed by the Board of Commissioners during tonight’s regular meeting. The board had requested a review of several of the county’s standing policies during its planning workshop in December, appointing a committee to head…

Local teacher to run in Boston Marathon

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One local teacher and Lincolnton High School graduate will embark today on what she considers the “Super Bowl for runners” — the Boston Marathon. Morgan Turner, who currently teaches physical education at S. Ray Lowder Elementary and Asbury Alternative Schools in Lincolnton, qualified…

Smoke from Gastonia fire visible in Lincoln County

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Funeral arrangements made for children who perished in Stanley construction site accident

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The body of a Gaston County girl who died in a tragic accident with her cousin in Lincoln County Sunday was laid to rest Thursday, according to church officials with Bethlehem Church in Gastonia. Grieving friends and family gathered at the church’s south campus…

Family awarded $1.5 million after civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A jury found a Denver company guilty of negligence Wednesday in connection with a 2008 boat explosion that killed a teen boy. The 12-member jury unanimously reached the verdict following an hour of deliberation in a Lincoln County courtroom. Prior to deliberating, attorneys from…

Couple busted for meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County residents will make a first appearance in court today after deputies escorted them to jail Thursday for running a meth lab at their home, the Sheriff’s Office said. The bust is the second event of its kind in the county in…

Lincolnton hospital goes with EMR

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln “went live” this week with a transition from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), becoming the last of Carolinas HealthCare System’s primary enterprise facilities to undergo the switch. The move is part of a nationwide trend designed to improve both patient…

Lincolnton students to perform ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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