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Tillis defeats Hagan

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RALEIGH (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, winning a lengthy, expensive race in North Carolina after linking Hagan to President Barack Obama and highlighting his own record of accomplishments while leading the state legislature. The former IBM consultant and architect of the GOP takeover…

Students honor veterans at G.E. Massey

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The students of G.E. Massey Elementary honored the nation’s veterans on Tuesday. Students from Pre-K to third grade stood at attention with their hands over their hearts through the Pledge of Allegiance and during an acapella rendition of the National Anthem, sung by members of the…

County approves Oaklawn renovation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After months of ongoing discussion, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Blue Ridge Enterprises and a 10-year lease with Communities in Schools regarding the Oaklawn building renovation. According to Randy Williams, principal planner for the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections department,…

Around Town — 11-5-14

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TODAY Senior Disaster Preparedness Class The American Red Cross will present a “Disaster Preparedness” class as part of the FYI Series at the Lincoln County Senior Center at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton from 10-11 a.m. For more information, please call (704) 732 – 9053. Blood Drive The Red…

Obituaries — 11-5-14

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Joseph Edward Stroud DULUTH, GA. — Joseph Edward Stroud, age 93, of Lawrenceville, Ga. and formerly of Heavner Road in Lincolnton died Sunday, November 2, 2014. Mr. Stroud was born on January 6, 1921 in Catawba County. He was the son of the late Charlie A. Stroud and Mamie Elliott…

Man arrested for stolen vehicle, woman for meth

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Staff report A Lincolnton man and woman are facing theft and drug charges following an early morning traffic stop on Tuesday. Officer Chad Lail with the Lincolnton Police Department noticed a vehicle being driven suspiciously on East Main Street near Highway 321, officers said. Lail initiated a traffic stop and…

Man charged for domestic assault, drug possession

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was taken into custody by the Lincolnton Police Department on Sunday in connection with two domestic assault incidents. Officer Richard Harrington took a statement from a female victim that reported she was assaulted in both Catawba County and Lincoln County. The suspect was identified as…

Criminal Charges — 11-5-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Jackson Letterman, 68, of 332 Turner Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 30 with one misdemeanor count each of failure to secure passenger under 16, driving while license revoked and reckless driving to endanger. A $2,500 secured bond amount was set. Timothy…

City to consider contract for website update

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Staff report Lincolnton’s City Council will discuss a proposed contract with Civic Plus regarding the construction and deployment of the city’s website at its meeting Thursday. The contract, set at $20,027, includes the approval of an additional $3,837 per year for a total of three years for annual hosting, system…

Tillis makes local stop in final push to Election Day

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Senate candidate shares vision with voters at GOP rally ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Dozens of local Republicans gathered Saturday night to show their support for U.S. Senate candidate and current state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, as well as several other local and state GOP candidates. The Lincoln County…