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UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting

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Staff report The SBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Lincolnton following an attempted traffic stop of a Humvee that was reportedly stolen from the National Guard Armory in the city. Lincolnton Police Department officers were attempting to stop the vehicle, which was traveling…

Local students named finalists for prestigious scholarships

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Two Lincoln County students have been named as finalists for the prestigious Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University. These two students, Brandon Keneda, currently attending Lincolnton High School, and Andrew Rutledge, currently attending West Lincoln High School, are two of the 112 finalists…

Officer named to FBI task force for crimes against children

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department Det. Brent Heavner was recently sworn in as a task force officer for the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Taskforce. A long-time member of law enforcement, Heavner has been employed with the Lincolnton Police Department for the last nine years. When Heavner…

Events honor fallen East Lincoln firefighter

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Several Lincoln County organizations have come together to honor fallen East Lincoln firefighter Josh Warren and support the family that he left behind. Carolinas Healthcare System-Lincoln will be offering free cardiac evaluations to emergency personnel in Lincoln County on Saturday morning as part of “Heart of…

‘Masters of Soul’ performing in Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association will be hosting the Masters of Soul on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. The group performs Motown hits including those by the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson Five. The performance will be held at…

Longtime officer looks back after three decades of service

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer After more than three decades serving the City of Lincolnton as a police officer, Kameron Keener is looking at retiring in December. There are some things he wishes he did differently during his service, but he said he doesn’t regret joining the force. While employed…

Local students win conservation essay contest

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County sixth graders recently competed in the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District’s 39th annual essay contest. The three winners were invited to read their essays at the Rotary Club of Lincolnton monthly meeting on Monday. “The intent of the award is not to…

Mauney’s nursing home served county’s elderly for years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The only one who believed in Mary “Pris” Mauney when she decided to open the first private retirement home in Lincolnton was her banker, who agreed to lend her the money to build the house on the corner of Andrews Drive and Startown Road. Mauney…

Downtown development update on City Council agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer City attorney T.J. Wilson will provide an update on the status of the proposed Aspen Station Townhomes at Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. Aspen Station, one of three developments proposed by Lincolnton commercial real estate developer Piedmont Companies, had been delayed due to issues with an…

Christian Ministry kicks off Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer While millions of people across America prepare to feast during Super Bowl Sunday, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County will be accepting donations for the annual nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser. “All of the money we raise will go directly to our soup kitchen to feed…