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Around Town— 6-16-17

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SATURDAY VBS Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the kickoff of “Galactic Starveyor VBS” from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Singing Convention The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Reep’s Grove United Methodist Church, located at 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road in…

Criminal Charges— 6-16-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Alexander Dermill Horne, 38, of 1636 Buck Oak Rd. in Lincolnton was charged June 9 with one count of assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. Triesa Jane White, 33, of 818 Armstrong Ln. in Denver…

Obituaries—6-16-17

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Ronald “Ron” Howard “1951 – 2017” DENVER —  Ronald Eugene “Ron” Howard, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 12, 2017 while attending a business meeting in Washington, D.C. A resident of Denver, he was a son of Jean Miller Howard and the late Kelly Eugene Howard. Ron was a…

Two charged in connection with deadly shootout

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Staff report Two people were arrested on Monday in connection with a deadly shootout in Lincolnton on May 6. Terry Lamont Moore, 43, of Raleigh, and Vickie Asbury Currence, 52, of Arrowhead Circle in Gastonia, are accused of going to a home on Painter Lane in Lincolnton on May 6…

Project by former students donates thousands of books to Union Elementary

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A tidal wave of books recently landed in a classroom at Union Elementary School. So many books came in that the overflow is going to other schools in Lincoln County. These books arrived at the school just in time for summer reading thanks to the…

Developer wants to add nearly 250 homes in East Lincoln

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department has scheduled a community involvement meeting regarding yet another proposed subdivision in Denver. M/I Homes of Charlotte is requesting the rezoning of 108 acres from transitional residential to planned development residential to permit a subdivision with 237 single-family detached…

Lincolnton to honor World War II veterans during Fourth of July parade

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A float dedicated to World War II veterans will make its debut next month at the annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Lincolnton. “What we’re hoping to do this year is to draw a much larger group of World War II veterans,” Lincolnton Parade Committee…

LCCADV continues to serve domestic violence survivors

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer While domestic violence is often thought to be just against women, it may be surprising to some to know that statistics show that one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime, according to…

Around Town—6-14-17

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WEDNESDAY Crochet The crochet group of McKendree UMC, located at 3537 Maiden Hwy. will meet weekly from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the youth room of the fellowship hall. For more information call (704) 735-4062.…

Around Town— 6-12-17

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MONDAY Senior Dance The Gaston County Senior Center, located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy in Dallas will host senior bingo at 6 p.m. TUESDAY Meeting The Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Board will meet at 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center located on W. Main St. in Lincolnton.  For more information…