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Community rallies around 6-year-old cancer patient

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   It was in November when teachers noticed something might be wrong with Braylon Beam. The 6-year-old kindergartner at Rock Springs Elementary School kept having to move closer to the Smart Board to see, and eventually it became so concerning to teachers Meg Carpenter…

Hit and run driver crashes into school bus

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  Staff report   A school bus carrying 27 children was rear-ended at the intersection of Rock Dam Road and Highway 27 West late Wednesday afternoon. Jeffrey Wayne Powers, of 2279 Fulton Trail in Lincolnton, was the driver of a green 1997 GMC pickup truck that fled the scene. Powers…

City water, sewer hikes imminent

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   As Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory puts the final touches on the first draft of the city’s 2015-16 budget, it’s become clear that the city will face its first hike in water and sewer rates in five years. “As we stand right…

Ready to Rumble: Principal to defend his EWA wrestling title

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Most would agree that educators are champions. They are champions of knowledge and they dedicate their lives to passing that knowledge on to children in their classroom. Their plight to help prepare them for life as productive, responsible adults is a noble…

Around Town — 4-17-15

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                    FRIDAY Barbecue Pearl Baptist Church, at 4657 E. Highway 27 in Iron Station will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-2038. Festival The Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from 5-10 p.m. in…

Orthodontist innovates with community in mind

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Dr. Steven Austin likes to keep up with, and utilize, the latest dental technology. The orthodontist, who operates offices in Lincolnton at 701 S. Laurel Street and Denver at 7206 Austin Smiles Court, is always adding something to his collection to help ensure…

Criminal Charges — 4-17-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dale Arlin Lindsay, 45, of 3925 Siesta Ln. in Maiden was charged Apr. 14 with one count of assault on a female and communicating threats. A $1,000 secured bond was set. William Elton Patterson, 44, of 1338 Clarence Beam Rd.…

Board of Education votes to increase price of school lunches

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lunch prices will grow just a bit steeper at county schools next school year. At Tuesday’s Lincoln County Board of Education meeting, board members unanimously approved a 10-cent lunch price increase to comply with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Elementary lunches will rise to…

United Way to celebrate successes at annual meeting

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The United Way of Lincoln County will take a look back at its humble roots when it celebrates another year of success at its upcoming annual meeting. The organization will host the event from 6-8 p.m. on May 7 at Vesuvius Vineyards in…

Earth Day program set for Saturday

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   For the second consecutive year, Lincolnton will host an Earth Day celebration to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment. This year’s celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday at 401 N. Generals Boulevard. The event is free and will include…