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Council approves rezoning for 56-unit apartment complex

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   City Council members unanimously approved an applicant’s request for a conditional-use rezoning permit at their meeting Thursday night to allow the construction of a 56-unit multifamily residential development. The 9.77-acre property is located on the west side of North Generals Boulevard and is…

Drunk driver charged with dragging deputy with vehicle

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  Nelson   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Catawba County man intoxicated by alcohol used his vehicle to drag a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy several feet down an area roadway after refusing to comply with officers during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took…

Woman charged with stealing motorcycle, trailer 2 years later

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two years after deputies said a Gaston County woman stole a Lincoln County trailer containing a motorcycle, the suspect has been apprehended and placed in jail. Kimberly Michelle Richmond, 29, of 1009 Wilson Blvd. in Dallas, was issued warrants in the case on Tuesday,…

City recreation program encourages walking

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A group of Lincoln County residents are on a “Journey to Alaska” as part of a City Parks and Recreation Department walking program, delayed last summer because of severe flooding. Nathan Eurey, program director for the Recreation Department and leader of the group “Let’s…

Zoning issues coming before county commissioners

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold public hearings on Monday to consider several rezoning and permit requests. Applicant Ralph Dickson is requesting to rezone a 0.92 acre parcel from General Industrial to Neighborhood Business. The property is located at…

Obituaries 4-4-14

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  Ralph Pinkney Lineberger, III Mr. Ralph Pinkney Lineberger, III, age 51, of 403 E. Dixon Street in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends…

Division of Workforce Solutions

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  You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Criminal Charges 4-4-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:    Scottie Dean Smith, 28, of 2918 Burgin Smith Rd. in Vale was charged March 30 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Michael Scott Looper, 36, of 137 Martin Ln. in Hiddenite was…

Cub Scout Pack 76

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Don’t mash the stink bugs, they smell bad

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Do you know what a stink bug is? Do you have any? I heard a friend say that they were such a pest at her house. She had them everywhere. I found several inside recently. Their name suits them well as they smell pretty bad if…