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Superintendent holds up project

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Gary Dellinger wants to build a 125-acre development, but because the school superintendent will not approve it, Dellinger cannot move forward. Before the Adequate Public Facilities Program was approved in 2007, only the Lincoln County Planning Board – and possibly the Board of Commissioners if the development included a large…

Welcoming ATV Sales and Repair

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Planning under way for July 4th

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It may still be three months away, but the City of Lincolnton is already gearing up for its July 4 celebration. “This is the first meeting to begin preparing for the July 4 celebration,” City Manager Jeff Emory said at a committee meeting held Wednesday at Lincolnton City Hall. According…

Papa John’s Pizza opens on N.C. 16

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Leaning on faith
Love blooms in midst of cancer crisis

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Harry and Connie Arthur met, fell in love and were married during Harry’s ongoing fight with cancer. With their two-year anniversary coming up, they still act like newlyweds. “He’s my Prince Charming,” Connie said. Harry, 64, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2003. Just six months earlier, his…

Educator named honorary survivor

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Joel Heavner knows that there are no sure things when it comes to cancer. Although he’s been cancer-free for four years, he’s not taking anything for granted. “A lot of people, it comes back,” he said. That said, the prostate cancer he had to fight is one of the most…

Community rallied around stylist

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Kristy Smith, an honorary survivor for this year’s Lincolnton Relay for Life, feels compelled to support the cause. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she knows how important a community can be to recovery. “It’s so great being a part of a small town like Lincolnton when it comes to things…

100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…