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Police: Fraud committed by bank employee

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department issued a press release on Thursday clearing the original suspect officers identified in a recent bank fraud in Boger City. The suspect, whose photograph was distributed by the department, was thought to have committed bank fraud by withdrawing $2,000 from an elderly…

Local woman to donate kidney to fellow LHS alumna

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer More than 1,100 miles currently separate Renee Drum and Allison Obert, but come this fall, the two Lincolnton High School graduates will share more than an alma mater and a home town. On Nov. 1, Drum will make the flight to Obert’s home in Houston, Texas…

Business Spotlight: Shoals Sporting Goods

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Dave Whitehead, co-owner of Shoals Sporting Goods in Denver, the outdoor sports have been both a lifelong passion and career path. “I grew up loving the outdoors…my whole life has been the outdoors,” he said. “I fished bass tournaments all over the United States since…

Obituaries — 8-29-14

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Lena Belle Travis Allran Lena Belle Travis Allran, 88, of Lincolnton passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She was born April 15, 1926 in Newton to George Louie and Annie Deal Travis. In addition to her parents she was preceded…

Around Town — 8-29-14

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YARD SALE Landmark Church at the corner of Clark Creek Road and 155 will have a community yard sale.…

Lincolnton High School marks 110 years

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This week, Lincolnton High School celebrated its 110th anniversary. The high school’s Class of 2015 surprised Principal Heath Belcher Monday morning with a large banner in the building’s commons area. Painted in the school’s colors was the phrase “We’re Making H15TORY.” With more than a century…

BALLARD: How I became a paratrooper

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist James David Williams told me he will never forget becoming a paratrooper while he was in the Air Force from 1973-1977. He said he did his basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina then trained at Fort Benning in Georgia, where the jump school training…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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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. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

OUR VIEW — City’s plan for the future must include job growth

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Lincolnton’s City Council members have recognized that they need a long-term plan if they want to help shepherd the city’s future growth. That plan needs to be thorough and innovative, with a focus on what the city needs most — jobs. The council met on Wednesday for a special meeting…

Reader’s Forum 8-29-14

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Thanks for making Lions Club school supply drive a success Did you know Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest coeducational service organization, with over 1.39 million members in 46,713 clubs in 757 districts in 208 countries and geographic areas? LCI’s motto is “We serve.” Our slogan is “Loving…