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North Lincoln overcomes slow start, tops LHS

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It may have taken a set, but once North Lincoln found its groove the Knights were going to be hard to stop. Katie Clements had 12 kills, Janna Grigg added six and North Lincoln fought off a slow start to sweep Lincolnton in straight sets, 3-0,…

WL cruises past NL in season opener

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — West Lincoln’s season opener went better than expected. For North Lincoln, not so much. Logan Garcia and Timoteo Mejia were a goal short of a hat trick, and the Rebels rode a five-goal first half to a 7-0 win over the Knights in the…

Lincoln Charter’s dream becomes reality

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer What started as an idea and a dream has become a reality. Lincoln Charter School opened the new building on its Lincolnton campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. Two days later, classes began and the school’s ninth, 10th and 11th graders were no longer forced…

Criminal Charges — 8-19-15

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Criminal charges for August 19, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Timothy Samuel Bryan, 56, of 732 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 14 with one count each of left of center and driving while impaired. Wilbert Dean Smith, 49, of 843 Buffalo Shoals…

Obituaries — 8-19-15

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Obituaries for August 19, 2015. Gay Miller Mrs. Gay Hoover Miller, 67, of Vale, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Carolinas Healthcare System — Pineville. Born March 3, 1948 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Bernice Harold Hoover and Bobbie Warren Hoover. Gay was President…

Some neighbors oppose apartment complex

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A new housing development on Buffalo Shoals Road that will target young professionals has served as a lightning rod for contrasting opinions regarding its relevance and what it will bring to the area. The proposed 200-unit apartment complex, with units that will rent for $700-$1,200, received…

With a little help from our friends as we get older

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I’ve been blessed to have good health as long as I have. As I enter my late 60’s, I find sometimes recuperating takes much longer. Having recently had two epidural spinal injections for a back problem, with instructions to do nothing but rest, no bending, no…

More than a Meeting: Tucker’s Grove lives on

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  Attendees uphold tradition of faith and friendship in Iron Station   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A stroll through the Iron Station-based Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting brings forth a feeling of warmth, tradition and, most abundantly, faith. For more 140 years, the campground listed on the U.S. National Register of…

County OKs 150-home neighborhood

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer By approving a 64-acre, 150-home housing development, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners elected not to “hold the developer hostage” for things beyond his control. Two weeks ago, the county’s planning board recommended accepting Campground 64 LLC’s request despite traffic concerns voiced by future neighbors. On Monday,…

Library, schools to partner on online access

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A new partnership will enable students at Lincoln County public schools to have unfettered access to the county libraries’ online resources. Library director Jennifer Sackett confirmed the agreement, which has yet to be finalized, on Monday. Sackett said the partnership will allow students to use student…