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County explores office move options

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The long-planned idea of moving Lincoln County’s offices appears to be making its way toward a final decision by the Board of Commissioners. Public Works and Utilities director Don Chamblee presented the Board of Commissioners with three potential options and ballpark dollar figures for…

Fab Industries to shut its doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A blow to the Lincolnton economy was sustained on Wednesday when Mohican Mills, Inc. and its parent company Fab Industries, Corp. notified government agencies and employees via a press release that a decision has been made to close its doors. “Mohican Mills, once among the largest…

Around Town — 3-25-15

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  THURSDAY Covekeepers meeting A meeting of the Lake Norman Covekeepers will be held at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department at 406 South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. Guest speaker is Laura Shidal, educational ranger for Mt. Island Educational State Forest. She will brief the group on…

Former reality TV star opens boutique

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        ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Taylor Wright believes in three main things: God, guns and a good time. The Rockingham native is best known for her time on two seasons of the reality show “Party Down South,” CMT’s most popular show. Wright was chronicled as one…

BALLARD: Homeless stories make for a sleepless night, thoughts on our similarities and differences

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    PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist After reading Phil Perry’s series on the homeless in our area, I have had so many random thoughts going through my mind. How can I help? Who else could help? What else could be done to help those who want to become active in…

Smith remembered for his faith, passion

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  Retired Lincolnton High coach, educator passed away Friday at 72 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor   Clyde Smith’s footprint is all over Memorial Stadium, from helping facilitate the paving of the track some 40 years ago, to the new scoreboard erected in 2013. His footprint also lives on in the…

Wolves stymied

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Bunker Hill pitcher blanks LHS     RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor   If Lincolnton is going to be competitive in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference this season, it’s going to have to find a way to get on base against the league’s top pitchers. Bunker Hill didn’t let…

Obituaries — 3-23-15

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  Dorris Florence Moger Hoyle Dorris Florence Moger Hoyle, age 91, of 1333 Nature Preserve Trail in Denver, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Killian officiating.…

Cops, Criminals and Citizens: Who do body cameras protect?

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   In the tangled aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri killing of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown by law enforcement, there has been a collective push by civil rights activists, citizens and law enforcement for the implementation of body cameras for police agencies across…

Man allegedly robbed after stopping to help motorist

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A man claims that he was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning after stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist on Hill Road in Lincoln County while on his way to work. After agreeing to let the man use his cell…