News From Cabarrus County


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Farmington the latest in building boom
Here we grow again.

Ola Furr makes big impact during 100 years in Roberta
Ola Starnes Furr will be celebrating her 100 th birthday on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

The orange crayon shortage
A few months ago, a single orange crayon was hard to come by at the Cabarrus Arts Council.

Thanks Dad! Business lessons from my father
I am one of the lucky ones. My brother and I had a Father who took his commitment to his family seriously, and left us with a legacy we could be proud of. We learned a great deal just by…

Gun safety and slow change
In the past few years I’ve responded in this publication to the major gun incidents in our country with some fairly predictable left-of-center sentiments about gun control and related issues. This week it all came rushing back. I have a…

Ed Cothren - A father's story
By the time he was 17 my father was on his own. The foster parents he had been living with on a farm outside North Wilkesboro had issued an ultimatum: Quit school when you turn 16 and work on the…

BBB Tip: Don’t trust your caller ID
Your phone rings and – wait – is that your own number? As intriguing as that might be, don’t answer it. The person on the other end of the phone may be attempting to take advantage.

The art of the list
Different folks have predictably differing strategies for bringing order to their world. Some people doodle. In fact, a great deal has been written about the cryptic messages that lurk within those seemingly innocuous squiggles, corkscrews and other totems that once…

Don’t cut corners on the new Kannapolis ballpark
Kannapolis can’t afford to nickel and dime the new baseball stadium like the city did with its partner Rowan County when the Intimidators Stadium was built.

Want to help? Volunteer docents greet and inform visitors to The Galleries
Do you like to meet new people? Share bits of knowledge with them? Make them smile? Make children light up?

‘Cussing the courthouse’ rooted in the Declaration of Independence
No one could cuss a courthouse quite like my late father. It wasn’t an actual building that drew his ire. Rather, it was the underbelly of small-town or county government that riled him. I’m talking about the meddlesome, good-ole-boy politics…

Plastic poisons, seven years later
Almost every piece of plastic ever made is still on the planet.

Lincoln County News


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On preserving public notices
An effort in the legislature, Senate Bill 343, would eventually eliminate the requirement that local governments publish legal notices of their affairs in newspapers. The state House should kill this bill pushed by Sen. Trudy Wade of Guilford County. Supporters of this bill that has passed the Senate say they want to save money by […] The post On preserving public notices appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Budget builds on conservative success
JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist North Carolina House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal includes sizable pay raises for school teachers and principals, boosts for other state employees and retirees, tax cuts for most households and businesses, a prudent deposit into the state’s savings […] The post Budget builds on conservative success appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Abuse and cruelty in prison is nothing new
ROB CHRISTENSEN Syndicated Columnist State lawmakers said they were shocked at the findings of a five-part investigative series by The Charlotte Observer into North Carolina’s prison system — as well they should be. The series found a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence, sometimes abetted by correctional officers. (It should be noted that […] The post Abuse and cruelty in prison is nothing new appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Criminal Charges— 6-23-17
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Andy Allen Clinton, 25, of 6601 George Hildebran in Hickory was charged June 12 with one count each of resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer and parole violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Charles Thomas Alexander, 36, of 109 Holden Dr. in Earl was charged June 12 with […] The post Criminal Charges— 6-23-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Around Town— 6-23-17
SATURDAY Breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton,  will host a country breakfast,  from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Take out is available. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Concert Lowesville Gospel Concert will feature Southern Raised from Branson, Mo. and Bruce Hedrick from Mooresville at Living Word Ministries, located […] The post Around Town— 6-23-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Obituaries 6-23-17
Hallie K. Mundy IRON STATION — Hallie Revis Keever Mundy, age 96, of Iron Station, formerly of Sherrills Ford, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her residence. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11 a.m., at Beth Haven Baptist Church Cemetery in Denver with […] The post Obituaries 6-23-17 appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Post 100 sweeps Rutherford
DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Cherryville Post 100 took both games of a doubleheader with Rutherford County Post 423 on Wednesday, winning the first game 12-5 and taking the nightcap by a score of 10-3 at Fraley Field. The sweep, coupled with Taylorsville Post 170’s loss at Caldwell County on Wednesday, leaves Post 100 alone in […] The post Post 100 sweeps Rutherford appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Cardinals fall to Gaston Braves
Staff report Lincoln County Post 455 fell to the Gaston Braves Wednesday night by a score of 14-1 at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont. The Cardinals allowed 14 hits to the Braves, while giving up 7 walks and two hit batters, and committing six errors.  Gaston (12-2, 11-1) took control by scoring six runs in […] The post Cardinals fall to Gaston Braves appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

WLO 8U team wins district tournament
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American Legion Baseball
Thursday’s scores: Gastonia 11, Cherryville 1 Post 100’s 14-game win streak came to an end with a non-division loss at Gastonia Post 23.  Cherryville had not lost since their season opener back on May 22. Other scores: Mint Hill 8, Maiden 4 Rutherford County 6, Caldwell County 4 (Game 1) Caldwell County 5, Rutherford County […] The post American Legion Baseball appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

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Iredell new business names: June 11-17
The following persons registered for assumed names in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from June 11-17.

Iredell marriage licenses: June 11-17
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of June 11-17. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

Iredell birth announcements: June 11-18
Iredell Memorial Hospital

JOE HUDSON COLUMN: Local father endorsed, seeks fatted calf
I was on the front porch when you drove by and I waved, sipping coffee, glowing from a phone call I received from my son.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: In search of Rock Cut and Eufola
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Iredell marriage licenses: June 4-10
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of June 4-10. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

REV. ROB LEE COLUMN: Explore, don't condemn
As I settle into married life with Stephanie, one of our evening traditions after work is to wind down with episodes of our favorite shows from Netflix. This past week we were watching episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."…

Iredell birth announcements: June 3-9
Iredell Memorial Hospital

KATE MEIER COLUMN: For busy moms, dinner is a picnic
Welp, here I am, yet again, totally winning at this mom thing.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Minor P. Beard and his brothers fought for their cou...
The Landmark, on its front page of Oct. 17, 1929, carried the news of the passing of an old man who, in his youth, had worn the Confederate gray uniform: "Mr. Minor P. Beard, 89, veteran of the War Between…