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Meet the Candidate: Fred Hatley

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  Fred Hatley   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the past 12 years, Fred Hatley has been a staple in Lincoln County government, serving as the Clerk of Court. However, his entry into the political sphere was an unusual one, relying on his inquisitive nature and a high school…

Around Town — 3-28-14

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TODAY Lions Club scholarships      Seniors at each of the county’s four public high schools may now apply for a $500 Lincolnton Lions Club college scholarship. Applicants must be Lincoln County residents and submit an application, high school transcript, two reference letters and an essay on volunteerism. Scholarships will be awarded…

Waiting for spring’s warm weather

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I know its spring because the calendar told me so. If only we could get the weatherman to cooperate, then we’d know that it’s time to go barefoot and plan vacations. The trees, grass and flowers are doing their part and showing each day what happens…

Deputies have lead in recent vehicle break-ins case

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Detectives believe they may have a lead in a case involving multiple break-ins the last two months in Iron Station. Deputies released a photo Thursday that came from video surveillance recorded at the Jerry’s One Stop on N.C. 27 East in Iron Station. The…

Lincolnton firefighters extinguish kitchen blaze

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton firefighters were forced to respond to a Catawba Street residence Wednesday morning to squelch flames inside a kitchen. Fire officials said crews arrived on scene around 6:40 p.m. when they witnessed smoke coming through the front door. Flames had ignited on the stove…

County Extension Office offers scholarship to local students

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors at each of the county’s four high schools. While all students are eligible to apply, priority will be placed on applicants who are pursuing a career in Family and…

Criminal Charges

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Travis Wayne Baxter, 26, of 3073 Sorrells Baxter Rd. in Cherryville was charged March 25 with one count each of communicating threats and assault on a female by a male over 18 yrs. of age. No bond was set. Ruby…

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,…

Jacob ~ Kiser Wedding

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      Amber Alicia Jacob and Brian Christopher Kiser were united in marriage at Lincoln County Shrine Club on March 8, 2014. Pastor Ron Ramsey officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Deanna Harkey of Vale. Grandparents are Ronald and Dorothy…

Teen hopes to help family met on mission trip

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Pumpkin Center teen is dedicated to raising money to purchase a new living space for an out-of-state family that once lived in a tent. After traveling to War, W. Va., for a mission trip last year, Margo Willis could not believe what she…