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Obituaries

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Betty Jean Harrelson Huffstetler Mrs. Betty Jean Harrelson Huffstetler, age 78, of Gaston Webbs Chapel Road Lincolnton died on November 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Spencer and Rev. Darrell Bost officiating. Burial will…

Around Town

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TODAY The Coalition of Churches meeting The Coalition of Churches will meet at Oaklawn School at 7 p.m. to discuss community Thanksgiving events and other topics. The public is welcome. For more information, please call (704) 435 – 0300. Cancer Support Group The Lincoln County cancer support group, sponsored by…

City strategic meeting details challenges, successes in Lincolnton’s future; development a priority

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Staff report Mayor John Gilleland, City Council and city department heads discussed Lincolnton’s future during their second strategic planning meeting on Thursday. The special called meeting, moderated by Centralina Council of Governments Executive Director Jim Prosser, is part of a joint effort by employed and elected officials to design and…

Lincolnton woman wins Partnership for Children raffle

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Cosmetologist joins fight against child abuse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Love of community and a need to raise awareness for those who cannot defend themselves motivated local cosmetologist J.T. Strange to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Guardian Ad Litem program. “I think giving back to the community is important,”…

Criminal Charges — 11-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin W. Beatenhead, 22, of 3328 Tyringham Drive in Crouse was charged Nov. 6 with one count of communicating threats. An unknown bond amount was set. Trent Bivens Belton, 50, of 8065 Blackwood Road in Denver was charged Nov. 6 with…

OUR VIEW — How about a little competition?

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Election Day was the definition of anticlimactic for several local candidates. Danny Hester, a Republican running for another term as the county’s Register of Deeds, walked into the GOP victory party just before the polls closed and exclaimed, “I won!” And he did, just like Board of Education candidate Todd…

Veterans among us

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, I would like to revisit the memorable day of the great invasion of fortress Europe — June 6, 1944. I have previously written of Robert Harkey’s exploits on D-day. My friend W. E. “Buck” Ballard was also involved in…

Reader’s Forum

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The election is over Wheee…The election is over and I am so glad. We are tired of watching TV with one finger set to strike the “mute” button when another political ad hits the screen. I am annoyed at both parties, as it seems the art of negotiation is gone.…

Hesed House a safe place for county’s homeless

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Board: Volunteers, funding needed for facility’s operations ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Hesed House of Hope first opened its doors to the homeless of Lincoln County in 2006. The shelter typically opens its doors to clients in December and stays open until March, but the below-average temperatures that seemed to come…