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Commissioners to consider $371k upgrade to Crouse landfill

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will consider a contract for a $371,000 expansion of the county landfill in Crouse at a meeting tonight. According to public documents, the landfill will reach its capacity in the next 3-4 years and a new lined cell is required to allow the…

Obituaries — 1-26-15

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Robert E. Goins, Jr. Robert E. Goins, Jr., age 65, of Lincolnton died Friday, January 23, 2015. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.…

Around Town — 1-26-15

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TODAY Lincoln Charter board meeting Lincoln Charter School will hold its monthly school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 133 Eagle Nest Road in Lincolnton. TUESDAY Coffee with a Cop The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host Coffee with a Cop at Dunkin Donuts at 647 North Highway 16 in…

Mobile home owners could see insurance hike

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincoln County mobile home owners could see a rise in their insurance rates by August if a filing by the North Carolina Rate Bureau is approved. The request will be reviewed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance to determine if rate changes are needed. The…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. ASSEMBLY OPERATOR…

Our View — A regulatory balance

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The new Republican Congress has promised to work to gut the Dodd-Frank regulatory bill, which was enacted in 2010 in the wake of 2008 recession and put constraints upon financial institutions to theoretically avoid another economic collapse. President Barack Obama, in turn, promised during the recent State of the Union…

Playing the piano in church since age 12

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I met Lavinia White at McKendree United Methodist Church. She is the choir director there and she and my brother-in-law have been good friends for years. I’ve been impressed with how professional the choir sounds under her direction. She told me she started taking piano lessons…

Criminal Charges — 1-26-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessica Erin Harkey, 20, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station was charged Jan. 22 with one count of first degree trespassing. A $500 secured bond was set. Bradley Scott Walton, 18, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station…

Comeback kids

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Frady’s late 3 completes rally as Rebels knock off rival Cherryville RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Good shooters fight through slumps. They also come up big when needed most. Dylan Frady had four points in the first three quarters, but exploded for 10 in the fourth, including the game-winning 3-pointer…

LHS girls rally late, stun Forestview

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s girls basketball team hosted Gastonia Forestview on Wednesday with the goal of getting some pep back into its step. It did way more than that. Saylor Whitesides scored 18 points, Mikayla Dyson had the game-saving block, and for the first time in head coach Jimmy Carr’s eight…