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Reader’s Forum — 6-12-15

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Reader’s Forum for June 12, 2015. Thanks to first responders I would like to thank the Boger City Fire Department and Chief Mitch Burgin for their rapid response to my house fire at 4 a.m. on June 1. Between my smoke alarm, the fire extinguisher and the Fire Department the…

Around Town — 6-12-15

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Around town for June 12, 2015. SATURDAY Breakfast Marvin United Methodist Church, located at 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a full breakfast buffet from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. A donation of $6 will benefit the parsonage fund. Food giveaway Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton,…

Man confesses to murdering grandmother

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the Morganton man accused of murdering his 77-year-old grandmother in February has confessed to the crime. Chadwick Allen Bean, 40, of 3187 Rabbit Ridge Road, confessed on Thursday to stabbing Lucille Miller Punch to death, prior to being taken to the Lincoln County magistrate’s…

Obituaries — 6-10-15

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Obituaries for June 10, 2015. Gloria Dean Johnson Withers Bryant CROUSE — Gloria Dean Johnson Withers Bryant went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, after a prolonged battle with cancer.   Born July 10, 1936 in Lincoln County, she was…

One arrest, few incidents for Hog Happenin’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer One driving while impaired arrest was made during the 2015 Hog Happenin’ barbecue and motorcycle festival, held Friday and Saturday in downtown Lincolnton. A major change for this year’s festivities was that beer consumption was allowed within the entirety of the event area. In previous years,…

Brothers’ journey culminates with business ownership

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A journey that began in a small farming community in Tecozautla, Mexico has led two brothers to realize a dream that started on Monday. When the doors of Exclusive Auto Innovations opened its doors for the very first time in Newton, Antonio and Miguel Morales appreciated…

Sullivan has big spring for Red Hawks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Danny Sullivan ultimately wants to play professional baseball. If his sophomore year at Catawba Valley Community College is any indication, the former East Lincoln standout is well on his way. Sullivan led the Red Hawks to a third-place finish in last month’s National Junior College Athletic…

Boger City Pirates win tee-ball league

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Cardinals top Gastonia

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Brady Drennen limited Gastonia Post 23 to a pair of hits across six innings, and the Lincoln County Cardinals defeated Post 23 4-2 in an Area IV Eastern Division contest at Sims Legion Park on Monday night. Drennen’s two-hit gem was followed by three perfect innings from Nick…

Local To-Do

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Local To-Do for Lincolnton summer camps. EL BASEBALL CAMP: Registration is open for East Lincoln’s annual baseball camp, which will be held June 22-25. The camp will be divided into four age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 and 13-and-up. Cost is $90 and the camp will be 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.…