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Gaston ends Cherryville’s season in Game 4 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE — Friday’s Game 4 between the Gaston Braves and Cherryville followed the same suit as the three before it: One team jumped out in front early, and the other team began its pursuit. But, for the first time…

Art on Main finds a new home, renovations underway

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Art on Main is on the move. The current location at 202 East Main Street serves as the home for UMAR, an agency and ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. UMAR was founded in 1983 with a mission to “promote…

Denver boat, car lot will hold public meeting about expansion

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In an effort to keep up with demand and quell spacing concerns, KTR Motorsports is seeking to expand its business to an adjacent property. KTR, which sells used vehicles and boats from its location at 3840 N. Highway 16 in Denver, is requesting to rezone 1.2…

Criminal Charges — 7-13-15

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Criminal charges for July 13, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael David Beddingfield, 28, of 20 Red Ruby Rd. in Weaverville was charged July 9 with one count of misdemeanor larceny. A $500 secured bond was set. Timothy Allen Hart, 57, of 872 Tower Rd.…

BALLARD: Woman ran away from first date with future husband

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Brian Shook and his wife, Gail, are from Lincolnton and I was camped beside them at Myrtle Beach Travel Park. We became friends and shared some good stories together. I told them about the columns I write and Brian said, “Man have I got a story…

LPD: Meth, heroin found during searches

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department arrested two men on felony drug charges on Friday after receiving tips that drugs were being sold at homes on Lithia Inn Road and South Poplar Street in the city. Officers said that, between Monday and Thursday, they observed “many known consumers of controlled…

Hatley wants to ‘represent this city’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As the first week of filings for Lincolnton’s Sept. 15 primary election came to a close on Friday, Lincoln County Board of Elections director Brad Putnam confirmed that Democrat Edward L. “Ed” Hatley was the only filing for the city’s mayoral seat. In fact, there has…

Young farmer finds his calling

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Just 12 years old, Josh Seagle already knows what he plans on being when he grows up. Now that school is out for the summer, the rising West Lincoln Middle School seventh grader is showcasing his farming skills weekly at the Lincoln County Farmers Market. There,…

Preservation vital to cultural heritage

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The process of preserving historic buildings in Lincoln County serves an indispensable role in understanding and protecting the areas cultural heritage. “Before the Laboratory Mill became what it is today, people repeatedly said that it can’t be done — and it happened,” said Jason Harpe, director…

MWF gets ready to rumble

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Back in 2000, Jeff Roberts was just looking for a location that would allow him to enjoy his hobby. Bounced out of Boger City’s old Lowe’s building by a fire marshal citing code violations, it stood to reason that Millennium Wrestling Federation would never get off…