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Classical guitarist coming to Lincoln Cultural Center

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association will welcome a world-renowned classical guitarist to the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center as David Burgess performs in the second installment of the 2014-2015 concert series on Thursday. Burgess studied at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico and received…

Criminal Charges — 11-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Rodney Lewis McElveen, 42, of 1108 Shannon Bradly Road in Gastonia was charged Oct. 30 with one count of unauthorized use of vehicle. An unknown bond amount was set. Adam Castillo, 35, of 958 Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale was…

Around Town — 11-3-14

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TUESDAY Senior Disaster Preparedness Class The American Red Cross will present a “Disaster Preparedness” class as part of the FYI Series at the Lincoln County Senior Center at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton from 10-11 a.m. For more information, please call (704) 732 – 9053. Board of Health meeting…

Obituaries — 11-3-14

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Jack Cline NEWTON – Jack Elmore Cline, 78, of Newton passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Born June 20, 1936 in Catawba Co., he was the son of the late J.D. Cline and the late Pansy Taylor Cline. Jack was a member of Mt. Ruhama…

Wolves control first half, run over Warriors

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Bandys tops West Lincoln; Games involving East Lincoln, North Lincoln moved to Monday From staff reports Darian Roseboro ran for three touchdowns and two others topped 100 yards rushing as host Lincolnton ran past West Caldwell 37-14 Friday in a game that started 100 minutes late due to severe weather.…

Family marks 150th anniversary of the death of General Ramseur

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Descendants, historians and war re-enactors gathered together in Middletown, Virginia on Oct. 20 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death near there of Lincoln County native and Confederate Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur. Erected in 1920, the monument to Ramseur was placed by the North…

Senate candidate Tillis coming to local GOP rally

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Staff report The Lincoln County Republican Party announced on Thursday that U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis will be attending the party’s “Take Back America Rally” at North Lincoln High School on Saturday. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to have as our special guest U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis,”…

New director has big plans for city’s Business and Community Development department

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The city’s new Business and Community Development director has big dreams for Lincolnton. A Michigan native, Vickie Davis is planting her roots in North Carolina after spending 13 years working with Main Street organizations and downtown development authorities for communities in both Georgia and Iowa. “The…

County leaders celebrate Airlie expansion

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Staff report Members of the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), county officials and community leaders gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony at Airlie Business Park in Denver. According to LEDA’s press release, the dedication ceremony celebrated the recent completion of Phase II, which has opened 57 acres of…

CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Streak of excellence

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County looks to continue state success RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Cross country state champions have become commonplace around these parts, and East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Lincoln Charter hope to add another trophy to the mantle. The three schools will compete in Saturday’s NCHSAA state championships at the Ivy M.…