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Commissioners open search for new manager

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners officially got the search for a new county manager underway Thursday evening during a work session to discuss the process in more detail. Current County Manager George Wood, who has served in the position since 2008, announced on April 15…

Youths gather for prayer at courthouse

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Activity was part of church sponsored “Challenge” JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Middle and high school-aged youth from various Lincoln County churches united to pray for local and national change Thursday on the front steps of the courthouse. While vehicles and motorcycles buzzed past, students held hands and bowed their heads,…

Men charged with obtaining property under false pretenses

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Mecklenburg County man and a Gaston County man are accused this month in two unrelated incidents of falsely obtaining property from Lincoln County businesses, the Sheriff’s Office said. Christopher Shawn Rogers, 41, of 120 Marco Place in Cherryville, took two checks Monday from Westport Body…

Work on power lines continues

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Houser appointed to conservation board

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Tommy Houser has been reappointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve as a member of the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission. A resident of Vale and former member of the county’s Board of Education, Houser is also currently serving a one-year term as president…

New laws restrict fuel nozzle maintenance

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One month following the conclusion of a heavily publicized civil trial concerning a fatal boat explosion, the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office is working to better enforce state fire and building codes for marine and land-based fueling systems based on what fire officials say is a…

No-swim advisory lifted for Lake Norman cove

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A no-swim advisory issued earlier this week following a sewage spill in one Lake Norman cove in eastern Lincoln County has been canceled. The county’s Health Department approved the cancellation at 3 p.m. Thursday for all residents in the cove area bordering the 8000 block of…

Job Listings — 5-10-13

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Certified Nursing Assistant – Second Shift (Job #010201100) Must have high school diploma and CNA certification, six months of experience in a long-term care facility. Need ability to think under pressure and communicate effectively with residents, their family and medical staff. Must be able to handle the pressures and responsibilities…

Rice Box celebrates grand opening

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Around Town — 5-10-13

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TODAY Senior appreciation Lincoln County Senior Services will host The Older Americans Celebration 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton. Activities will include musical entertainment by Rick and Myra Jane Ramseur, games, lunch and door prizes. This year’s event theme is “Unleash the Power of Age”…