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Obituaries — 11-17-14

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Carlene Houk Carlene Joan Martin Houk, 52, of Maiden died November 14, 2014. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Houk family. Lottie Marie Cook Brittain Lottie Marie Cook Brittain, 77, of Vale died November 15, 2014. A graveside service…

UPDATE: Missing man found

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Staff report A missing Lincoln County man was found in Key West, Florida on Sunday. Jeffrey Odis Hoyle, 55, of 2033 Cabin Lane in Stanley, was reported missing by his family on Nov. 6. The Lincoln County Communications Center was notified by the Key West Police Department around 3:15 p.m.…

Criminal Charges — 11-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Autumn Dawn Buckland, 33, of 4639 NC 73 Highway was charged Nov. 13 with one count each of surrender of surety and no operator license. An unknown bond amount was set. Guadalupe Bernal, 35, of 1600 Buck Court in Lincolnton was…

Tillis takes a shot at Denver Defense range grand opening

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Republican senator-elect praises state’s small businesses ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range officially opened its doors to the public with a bang Saturday morning. Rather than a traditional ribbon cutting, Denver Defense opted for a “Ribbon Shooting,” inviting U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis to serve as…

$1 million contract on county agenda

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will vote on a contract to move forward with relocating the county’s health department to the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton at tonight’s meeting. According to Director of Public Works Donald Chamblee, “Public Works recommends contracting with Stewart,…

Substitute teacher, husband cited for allowing underage drinking at party

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has served a criminal summons on a Lincoln County Schools substitute teacher and her husband related to a recent party involving underage drinking that was held at their home. Amanda Michelle Watts, 36, a substitute teacher, and Alfred Wayne Watts, Jr., 40, of…

It’s Official: Elections board tallies results

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Elections canvassed local votes from the 2014 General Election and declared the results official at a meeting on Friday. The Board of Elections, comprised of Chairman Wayne Mitchem, Charles Newman and Marsha Jordan, found no changes during their canvass as to the winners of…

Soccer star shares skills with students

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Army veteran J.P. Uribe’s Prestige Soccer School has grown by leaps and bounds in the mere eight months it has been open. The New Jersey native 25, moved to the area in 2013 and is no stranger to soccer, having played in college as well as…

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 be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County Workforce Center/DWS, 529 N Aspen…

‘It’s a new day’ — Red Devils, Wolves meet again

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger has been around long enough to know that what happened during the regular season doesn’t necessarily carry over into the playoffs. That’s why he’s told his Lincolnton players to forget about what happened against Newton-Conover on Oct. 24, and focus on today. The Wolves,…