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Former Panther publishes local authors

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For most families, having one published author at the dinner table would be a pretty big deal. The Royals family has two. The Rev. Andy Royals of Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton and his wife, Joyce, have each published a book, and it’s all thanks to a former Carolina Panther.…

Minor injuries in 2-car collision on Water Street

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Two people suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided Monday on Water Street, police said. Betty Quinton Ramsey, 81, Lincolnton, was traveling west on Cedar Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by Myrlene Kirkpatrick Callaway, 65, Lincolnton, reported Sgt. J.M. Caudle with the Lincolnton Police Department. Ramsey told…

Ribbon cutting

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Elvis tribute show will benefit crime-stoppers

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With just days until the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, program coordinator Mary Wright said tickets are still available but are “going fast.” Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy Award-winning Gospel group, the Imperials will headline the Nov. 29 event at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. “We have already sold about…

New gift shop opens in Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Cultural Center’s gift shop has a new look, a new name and new owners. The Last Picasso had its grand opening Tuesday. The newly-privatized shop is owned by Lincoln County artists Kae Wright and Dene Smith. “We can be good for the Cultural Center and the Cultural Center…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…

Cronin leads flock of seniors for ambitious Eagles squad

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DENVER — Lincoln Charter School senior forward Dylan Cronin’s boys basketball team won the conference title last seasons, with the senior being named conference player of the year. But Cronin recently said this year’s the team can be even better. “I want to win the conference championship,” he said. “I’d…

Acupuncture clinic works to promote Chinese healing

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After learning about acupuncture through a martial arts class, Abe Rummage was hooked. “A lot of martial arts teachers require that we know a solid amount of healing arts. It got me interested in anatomy, physiology and health,” he said. While working as a massage therapist, Rummage enrolled in the…