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Sheriff’s Office releases the names of children buried alive at construction

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two children who died after being buried alive by a dirt wall Sunday evening at a construction site on the county’s eastern end. Fire officials said more than 20-feet of dirt collapsed on…

Obituaries 4-8-13

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  Margaret Leonard Pickens Margaret Leonard Pickens, 89, of The Oaks in Huntersville, formerly of Lincolnton passed away on March 13, 2013 after an extended illness. Margaret grew up in Lincolnton and graduated from Lincolnton High School. She held the most honorable position of “Momma” to her two children and…

Trio faces charges after missing teen is found

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three western Lincoln County residents are accused of hiding a recent runaway teen in the attic of a home where drugs were also present, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives located Justin Scott Rathbone, 15, on Tuesday in the attic of a residence on Bess Chapel Church…

Fox films ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot in Lincolnton

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The old Laboratory Mill on Southfork Road in Lincolnton was once again the site of a Hollywood production this week as 20th Century Fox Television was in town to shoot a pilot episode for a remake of “Sleepy Hollow.” John Dellinger, who owns and is restoring…

City Council passes UDO amendment

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer An amendment to the Lincolnton Unified Development Ordinance approved in a split vote by the City Council Thursday night will reduce the separation requirement previously stipulated for social clubs and lounges in downtown, with those in favor of the change saying it will help reduce barriers…

Rotary celebrates 20th annual auction with gala

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The Lincoln County Rotary is celebrating two decades of auction success with a 1940s-themed gala event at the Lincolnton Plaza on Apr. 13. The “black tie optional” event will feature music from The Fantastic Shakers, who will be throwing some big band tunes into their typical…

Cub Scouts of Pack 89

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Notable News — 4-5-13

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Rachel Ann Winchester of Lincolnton has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 4-5-13

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Police Records Clerk (Job #010189999) Responsible for the processing, collection and storage of law-enforcement records, reports and information. Requires detailed knowledge of federal and state guidelines or internal departmental procedures for the processing and storage of criminal records. Requires six months of experience as an information clerk. Truck Driver –…

Around Town — 4-5-13

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FRIDAY Revival Victory in Jesus Ministry, 2977 Laboratory Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a three-day revival starting 6 p.m. today. Church officials/members will be featured on WHKY-TV (Channel 14) 5 p.m. Saturday and return to the church for more activities at 7 p.m. The revival will conclude on Sunday with…