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Dems keep City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Democrats maintained control of Lincolnton’s City Council after Tuesday’s municipal elections. Martin Eaddy took Lincolnton’s Ward III seat on the council over Republican Jay Thomas, and kept the Democrats at a 3-1 advantage. Republican incumbent Devin Rhyne won the Ward I seat over Democrat Mary…

Solar farm vote delayed

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Roughly 100 people attended the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Meeting at the Civic Center Monday night, with the majority interested in the recent developments with Strata Solar Farms. Strata Solar, LLC has requested a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generator facility in…

Woman charged with child abuse

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County woman admitted to breaking her toddler’s leg because he refused to sit still during a diaper change, deputies said. During a polygraph examination Monday with Sheriff’s Office detectives, Amanda Leighan Josey, of 4417 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, confessed to twisting her…

LCSO: More charges for Charlotte prescription forgers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three Charlotte men accused of forging a prescription at a Denver pharmacy Thursday also engaged in a similar incident at a second eastern Lincoln County pharmacy earlier that day, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies have charged the following suspects in the case: Courtney Redfearn, 36, of…

Native American brings his art to Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Our kids are our future,” Lincolnton resident Christopher Rowland said. The Montana native and Native American artist/musician, born with the name “Ma’heonehoo’estse” — meaning “man from holy place” — has a vision to use various avenues of art to both empower and heal Native American youth…

Lincolnton police car vandalized

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton Police officers are looking for the culprit who vandalized a window of one of the agency’s police cruisers this week. Officers believed the incident took place sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The vehicles back window was shattered in the incident. No…

Rep. Jason Saine to receive new committee appointments

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Republican representative Jason Saine received two new appointments to committees earlier this week. His first appointment was to the Assessment of Regulated and Non-regulated Industry Utility Fees Joint Study Committee. According to their press release, the committee is in charge of assessing the regulatory fee structure…

Rep. McHenry shares patriotism with kindergartners

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          ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents of Lincoln County stopped by the voting polls Tuesday, one group of kindergarteners learned the importance of patriotism. The Lincolnton Campus kindergarteners of Lincoln Charter School spent their afternoon with Congressman Patrick McHenry and State Representative Jason Saine.…

Reader’s Forum — 11-6-13

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Our congressional bunch I, like many citizens, have followed the congressional journey to solve our National Health Care issues along with our $17 trillion debt and the urgent need to raise this limit. The battle has been fought with one side claiming victory and the other admitting they fought a…

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