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Criminal Charges — 7-8-15

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Criminal charges for July 8, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: John Jefferson Wilson, 26, of 6632 Lineberger Rd. in Denver was charged July 3 with one count each of failure to appear and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A $300 secured bond was…

Three Dems file for city council seats

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After the second day of the City of Lincolnton’s primary election filing process came to a close on Tuesday, three Democratic candidates had confirmed their intention to run for office. No Republican candidates have yet filed for any of the three seats up for election in…

Rezoning bill shouldn’t affect Lincoln County

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer While upcoming legislation will technically reduce the options North Carolina’s citizens have to block zoning changes, local officials say it won’t have a radical impact on the way city and county planning boards do business. The bill, already approved by the state Senate and expected to…

Obituaries — 7-8-15

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Obituaries for July 8, 2015. Geneva Scronce Ingle Geneva Scronce Ingle, age 93, of the Brian Center, and formerly of Howards Creek Mill Road in Vale, went to her heavenly home on July 6, 2015, to watch her family from above. She was employed in the textile industry. Her funeral…

The Economy of Preservation: Historic buildings find new life

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Old buildings have soul. Like an old Motown classic, they ring through your body, rattle your bones and take you back to another era, perhaps one that was simpler. Maybe one that makes you smile. There is a movement growing in Lincolnton and it involves the…

Post 100 cruises in sweep of Cards

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE — With a division title on the line Cherryville Post 100 faltered down the stretch, but a group text message between its players fixed that. Alec Johnson went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs, Matt Bumgarner pitched four no-hit innings and Post 100 went wild…

Three Dems file for city seats

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Staff report At midday on Monday, the first day of filing for the City of Lincolnton’s primary election, three Democrats had filed and no representatives from the Republican Party had made their intent to run for Mayor or one of the available council seats official. It has been confirmed that…

Bolick ‘grateful’ despite struggles

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE — Bruce Bolick isn’t happy with the way his Lincoln County Cardinals’ season ended — a dominating sweep at the hands of Cherryville Post 100 in an Area IV opening round playoff series — or even with the way it went across all 18 games.…

Editor’s Note: The Trump Effect

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Donald Trump might be a blessing in disguise for 2016 Republican hopefuls. Every campaign needs a lightning rod. And just as Bernie Sanders is the Democrat who makes Hillary Clinton look moderate, Trump will do the same for the three dozen Republicans vying for the 2016 presidential nomination. In Trump’s…

Companies keep up tradition of textiles

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SHELBEY COOK LTN Intern Since more than a century ago, Lincoln County has been home to numerous textile industries. While a good number of these businesses have moved overseas, many remain, especially those with more advanced manufacturing processes. These businesses still flourish through the production, manufacturing, and sales of textiles…