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RSI cited by Labor Dept.

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton manufacturing plant where a man died earlier this year is expected to pay nearly $19,000 in penalties for violating the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Act, the North Carolina Department of Labor said. RSI Home Products Manufacturing, Inc., located on Lincoln County…

Cross Connection does work on local homes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Since moving to his Pine Wood Drive residence a few years ago, Phillip Helms has been unable to utilize his power wheelchair, but thanks to Concord-based nonprofit group Carolina Cross Connection (CCC), his residence now has a new ramp for his ride. “He never had…

King’s Office Supply celebrates 60 years

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   This year marks the 60th anniversary of King’s Office Supply in downtown Lincolnton, one of the few storefronts to have remained unchanged for so long on East Main Street. The store is also one of only a couple of local independent and family-owned businesses whose…

Details emerge in firefighter investigation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   As Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate an embezzlement case involving two eastern county fire departments, the targeted agencies speak out about this month’s shocking situation. Denver Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Dion Burleson, who is handling media inquiries in the case for both…

Woman with local ties is oldest licensed auctioneer in state

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SARAH LOWERY   Staff Writer   A Lincolnton native is the oldest-living licensed auctioneer in the state. Josie Graves, whose family has been in Lincolnton for generations, is 96 years old, and yet she still has no plans to retire. She has been teaching auctioneering for 41 years at Lenoir…

Criminal Charges 7-19-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:     Stephen Andrea Pitton, 31, of 2195 Diamond Ln. in Vale was charged July 14 with one count each of assault on a female by a male over 18 yrs. of age and injury to real property. A $2,000 bond…

City Hall overflows with public opinions

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    KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist     Before the protesters got a chance to protest a $10 added charge to the city garbage fee, Councilman Les Cloninger moved to cut the proposal in half.   Councilman Devin Rhyne suggested disposing with all of it and voted against any extra…

Heavy winds cause damage

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School board names new nutrition director

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  A new director of child nutrition has been named for Lincoln County Schools, following the resignation of Byron Sackett at the end of last month.  The move came at a special-called meeting of the Board of Education Tuesday evening, during which “personnel recommendations” were unanimously signed off on by…

“It’s Better in the Bahamas”

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Laura Leedy The Bahamas have been plagued with an image of unfriendly and unhelpful people in the airports and in other areas, despite the friendly nature of the people. This has led to a campaign calling for everyone to be as friendly and as helpful as possible. So when the…