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Criminal Charges 8-13-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Jerome Baxter, 47, of 2521 Country Club Road in Lincolnton was charged August 7 with one misdemeanor count assault on a female. A $1000 secured bond was set. Darrell Robert Scronce, 59, of 162 Shell Street was charged August 8 with one…

Sisk ~ Dellinger Engagement

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Jim and Cathy Sisk of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Sisk of Lincolnton to Waylon Dellinger of Lincolnton. Waylon is the son of Jeff and Kim Dellinger of Lincolnton. An October 4, 2014 wedding is planned.…

Board of Ed. to hear policy requests, committee meetings

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Education plans to discuss several policies and committee requests at a meeting on Tuesday. Policy topics include items such as internet safety measures, social media, technology in education, school safety and student food services operations. The Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss…

Gaston College marks 50 years

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 50 years, Gaston College has served Gaston and Lincoln counties as an outlet for community members to pursue higher education opportunities. At an Aug. 7 meeting, Lincolnton mayor John Gilleland and fellow City Council members honored Dr. John McHugh, dean of the college’s…

Criminal Charges 8-11-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Mark Rusell Henderson, 43, of 7912 Mariners Pointe Circle in Denver was charged August 6 with one count each larceny, possession of stolen goods and driving while license revoked. A $5000 secured bond was set. Adrian Thomas Smith, 30, of 4456…

Write-in candidate certified for sheriff race

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This fall, Lincoln County residents will choose between two contenders running for the office of Lincoln County sheriff. According to Board of Elections Director Bradley Putnam, Anthony Huss will run against incumbent sheriff David Carpenter as a write-in candidate for the position this election. “I will…

Around Town 8-11-14

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TODAY GED Testing Class Gaston College is offering a free class to apply for a scholarship to pay for GED testing. Class runs from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, August 14 in room 118 on the first floor. Bring a valid DL, ID and SS card.…

Obituaries 8-11-14

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William J. Keener William J. Keener, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was born in Murray County, Georgia, son of the late Osvil and Ermine Chapman Keener. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Stanley Keener. Mr. Keener was a WWII Veteran who served on…

One step closer

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Preseason scrimmages start today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The regular season is almost here. After eight official days of practice, high school football teams can hold their first scrimmage beginning today. North Lincoln and West Lincoln have scheduled their first of two scrimmages today, while Lincolnton holds its first…

Teacher pay increase in state budget, puppy mill bill stalls

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After many weeks of debate, North Carolina is moving forward with a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Governor Pat McCrory signed the state government budget bill on Thursday, a bill which gives teachers and state employees significant pay raises for the first time in several…