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Lincolnton woman wins Partnership for Children raffle

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Cosmetologist joins fight against child abuse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Love of community and a need to raise awareness for those who cannot defend themselves motivated local cosmetologist J.T. Strange to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Guardian Ad Litem program. “I think giving back to the community is important,”…

Criminal Charges — 11-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin W. Beatenhead, 22, of 3328 Tyringham Drive in Crouse was charged Nov. 6 with one count of communicating threats. An unknown bond amount was set. Trent Bivens Belton, 50, of 8065 Blackwood Road in Denver was charged Nov. 6 with…

OUR VIEW — How about a little competition?

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Election Day was the definition of anticlimactic for several local candidates. Danny Hester, a Republican running for another term as the county’s Register of Deeds, walked into the GOP victory party just before the polls closed and exclaimed, “I won!” And he did, just like Board of Education candidate Todd…

Veterans among us

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, I would like to revisit the memorable day of the great invasion of fortress Europe — June 6, 1944. I have previously written of Robert Harkey’s exploits on D-day. My friend W. E. “Buck” Ballard was also involved in…

Reader’s Forum

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The election is over Wheee…The election is over and I am so glad. We are tired of watching TV with one finger set to strike the “mute” button when another political ad hits the screen. I am annoyed at both parties, as it seems the art of negotiation is gone.…

Hesed House a safe place for county’s homeless

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Board: Volunteers, funding needed for facility’s operations ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Hesed House of Hope first opened its doors to the homeless of Lincoln County in 2006. The shelter typically opens its doors to clients in December and stays open until March, but the below-average temperatures that seemed to come…

Saine: State House ready to get back to governing

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer North Carolina House Rep. Jason Saine (R) handily won re-election to the state’s 97th District on Election Day, and is ready to get back to work in Raleigh with the General Assembly. “I was really excited and thrilled to get such overwhelming support from the county,”…

Going yellow for a good cause

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City Council mulls reorganizing Tourism Development Authority

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members vetted proposed changes to the city’s Tourism Development Authority board at a meeting Thursday night. During the August Tourism Development Authority meeting, City Manager Jeff Emory informed board members that the City of Lincolnton had received public notice from the State’s Treasurer’s…