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Service to honor local soldier who died in WWI

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It’s been nearly a century since Lincoln County World War I veteran Private David Milo Wright gave his life in the midst of battle. For the last three years, members of the American Legion Post 30 have wanted to celebrate the local soldier’s life and sacrifice.…

Woman’s band takes listeners Back in Time

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Last Friday evening I was invited to Hardees to hear a friend of mine play in a band I had never heard before. Linda Gladden plays the drums with this group and I had heard she was quite talented. I was not disappointed after listening to…

Club News

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  Priscilla Book Club   Libby Mize was hostess for the Priscilla Book Club’s annual business meeting on May 14. Members met at the “Sugar Shack” at Kay Barefoot’s home, and after a dessert course, were entertained with magic tricks and North Carolina historical information presented by “Dan, Dan the…

Event recognizes Lincoln County’s elders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly 100 Lincoln County seniors gathered at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton on Friday to commemorate the local Senior Center’s “Older Americans Celebration.” The event recognizes the month of May being “Older Americans Month,” Senior Center Director Marti Hovis said. The event commenced with awarding…

Relay For Life Charity Pageant

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Helmets key to bike safety

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  AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist   Teaching your children bike safety is important to reduce the risk of injury. Wear a helmet, follow the rules of the road, be visible, and share the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets can prevent head…

Coalition Against Child Abuse receives check

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Extension Grows Here: The National STEM Crisis

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   The new buzzword across education and the nation is STEM. Perhaps you have heard that our nation is in a STEM crisis. What exactly does that mean? STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Our nation’s leaders, educators, parents and students…

Service News

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  Airman Jerrett E. Spencer recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, 8-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training…

Community News

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  Matthew Williams and Jeffrey Hill, assistant supervisors with Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s EMS Management Institute on Feb. 28. They were among more than 20 EMS administrators and supervisors across the Southeast who graduated from the program. The Institute was…