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Inventor touts children`s tools

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John Herndon shows off his invention, “Learn to Tie Your Shoes With the E-Z Bunny Kit,” which is featured in stores in Matthews and Charlotte. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo When John Herndon does his mail route in Charlotte, his mind is constantly thinking of new inventions. “When walking I…

38 officers qualify on firing range

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In what has become tradition for the Lincolnton Police Department, officers took part in weapons qualifications in wet, muddy conditions this week. Thirty-eight officers took part in the exercise designed to test their speed and accuracy when it comes to their weapons. Officers qualify with their weapons twice a year.…

Kiser, Fortenberry seek House seat

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Candidate questions 1. What could you do in the Legislature to help Lincoln County avoid having to put the burden of growth (new schools, infrastructure to support rapid growth) on the property tax? 2.What is your position on a state lottery to benefit education in North Carolina? Would you support…

Local bands advance to finals in Trojan Classic

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Three local high school Marching Band made it into the finals at the 25 Annual Olympic Trojan Classic in Mecklenburg County this past weekend. Out of 22 competitors, the Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School Marching Bands (West Lincoln High School was on their…

Accused former minister collapses

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A former Lincoln County minister accused of sexually abusing three of his daughters did not appear for trial Monday in Yadkin County Superior Court due to health reasons. Ted Hendrix, 65, collapsed Friday after his daughters appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show Thursday to talk openly about the abuse they…

Fishing

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The Mt. Mourne Scout Troop No. 173 went fishing in Lake Norman on Oct. 16. Here they are seen holding their catch. Left to right are Jay Lemond, Cole Brossoit, Garret Barber, Scout Leader Ken Anson, Kyle Anson, Ryan Picard, Josh Roseman, Steven Dixon and Caleb Presson. Contributed Photo…

Former chemical engineer finds life on film

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Edgar Smith didn’t have anything else better to do on a Tuesday and Thursday. When his friend asked him to share the driving and attend an “Acting for the Camera Advanced,” class at Central Piedmont Community College, Smith could not turn him down. He thought it would be interesting to…

The Point recognized for landscape upkeep

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The Point on Lake Norman has won the Environmental Improvement Grand Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) for outstanding landscape maintenance. HighGrove Partners will accept the award at the ALCA Green Industry Conference Nov. 2-6 in Charlotte. ALCA is a trade association that promotes business management skills…

School group moves with first year grace

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Hannah Hoover has been dancing since she was three-years-old. Never interested in sports, Hoover has always wished for her school to have a dance team. Hoover, a senior at North Lincoln High School, is now the captain of the school’s dance team, which is now in its first year. “I…

ELPAC`ed up and ready to vote

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee has made its recommendations for candidates running for state and local offices. For N.C. State House of Representatives, ELPAC is recommending Democrat Ken Fortenberry over Joe Kiser, the Republican incumbent. “I think generally we felt we needed new blood in there,” said Judy Browne,…