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Business Spotlight: Silverpoint Homes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For more than two decades, Mark Weaver has immersed himself in the modular home industry. A Lincoln County native, he serves as Silverpoint Homes of North Carolina’s general manager and co-owner. “The company started in West Virginia by Larry Stover in 1997,” Weaver said. “Larry saw…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 12-19-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or…

Deputies: Man shot into home

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Staff report A 19-year old Denver man has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling on King Wilkinson Road. Deputies responded to a residence in the 5500 block of King Wilkinson Road on Tuesday morning after the homeowner awoke and discovered that bullets had been fired through the front…

City Manager: Improper raise an oversight

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory approved a 1 percent cost-of-living raise for himself and all other city employees in May. In December, City Council members told him he had to give his back. Emory, the city’s top administrator, is employed by a contract that is approved…

The Tale of Maryvale: More than a day care

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Sisters share faith, arts, academics with local kids PHIL PERRY Staff Writer There is a warmth that you can’t deny when visiting Maryvale Day Care School in Vale. From the moment that you enter the facility, you get the feeling that the staff members take their job very seriously but…

Woman charged with stealing ADA’s wallet at courthouse

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Staff report A Rowan County woman is accused of stealing an assistant district attorney’s wallet while she was awaiting trial at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Wednesday. Jessica Jean Yeckley, 32, of 1580 Amity Hill Road in Cleveland, was at the courthouse to face trial on a misdemeanor charge of…

Fire department’s ‘ELF Project’ helps make Christmas brighter

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the fifth year in a row, the East Lincoln Fire Department has held its annual “ELF Project” fundraiser to assist needy children in Lincoln County during the holidays. The project, held Tuesday, involved both St. James Elementary and Catawba Springs Elementary students. The recipients are…

NL band wins gold at Charlotte parade

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The North Lincoln High School marching band is no stranger to accolades. The latest comes in the form of a grand champion award from the Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade in Charlotte, formerly known as the Carousel Parade. Band director Neil Underwood’s Knights topped 13 other bands…

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT — ‘It was my time’

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Voice of the Wolves calls it a career RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The only reason Max Garner manned the mic for nearly four decades at Lincolnton High football games was because he felt indebted to the school. Garner has now fulfilled his debt. The voice of the Lincolnton graduate whom…

PREP BASKETBALL — LHS girls top East Lincoln

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s girls basketball team had plenty of fight, but Lincolnton withstood everything the Mustangs threw at it. Saylor Whitesides scored 18 points to lead three in double figures, and the Wolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 55-42 win over the Mustangs…