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The Veteran’s Corner — County office has much to offer veterans

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ALEX PATTON Guest Columnist As the new veterans service officer for Lincoln County, I want to thank each of you for the warm and gracious welcome I have received in the last few weeks. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to serve the veterans of our county. My…

Charlotte officer, West Lincoln grad speaks at MLK event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “The kids are the future – we’re not going to be here very long and without the kids carrying on the torch, the tradition and true meaning of Dr. King it will be lost in generations to come,” Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley said during the…

Rock Springs Camp Ground seeking further preservation

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A proposal to extend the boundary of the Rock Springs Camp Ground National Register District will be presented during a public comment meeting hosted by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission today. The proposed boundary expansion is requesting that the National Register of Historic Places acknowledge…

New York couple begins work on historic East Lincoln home

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Andy and Laurie Morrison didn’t want a “cookie cutter” house. They wanted something with meaning and significance. Until they stumbled upon the Hager house in Stanley, they were not having any luck and thought that they wouldn’t be able to relocate from upstate New York…

‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ coming to Cultural Center

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer In “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” a comedic play written by playwright Katherine DiSavino, Sylvia Charles, also known as Nana, has been running an illegal boutique in her rent-controlled apartment. It was all going well until her granddaughter, Bridgett Charles, came to stay with her over the…

Curtis, Saine named committee chairmen

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer State Sen. David Curtis and Rep. Jason Saine were each named to legislative committee chairmanship posts on Tuesday. Republican Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, also a Republican, announced their standing committee chair assignments for the next two years. “The House is fortunate…

Four arrested at Lincolnton Bi-Lo

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Staff report Three people are facing drug charges and a fourth was served with an outstanding warrant after Lincolnton Police Department officers investigated a call about suspicious activity at the Bi-Lo grocery store on Highway 27 West in Lincolnton on Wednesday. Officers who went to the scene to investigate discovered…

Denver Dental Arts grand opening

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Pictured are Nathan and Mariann Ellis, owners of Denver Dental Arts, cutting the ribbon at their grand opening conducted by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 12.…

King’s life, legacy celebrated

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Community members gathered at a service honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The service, sponsored by the Coalition of Churches, was presided over by Rev. Stephen Wingate and Tucker’s Grove Gospel Voices provided music.…

Woman charged with jewelry theft

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Staff report A Denver woman has been charged in connection with the theft of diamond rings from a Lincolnton business. Walter Hugh Belfield of Mooresville reported on Jan. 6 that two diamond rings were stolen from the business he owns at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 150 east…