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Lincolnton High School marks 110 years

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This week, Lincolnton High School celebrated its 110th anniversary. The high school’s Class of 2015 surprised Principal Heath Belcher Monday morning with a large banner in the building’s commons area. Painted in the school’s colors was the phrase “We’re Making H15TORY.” With more than a century…

BALLARD: How I became a paratrooper

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist James David Williams told me he will never forget becoming a paratrooper while he was in the Air Force from 1973-1977. He said he did his basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina then trained at Fort Benning in Georgia, where the jump school training…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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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, 529…

OUR VIEW — City’s plan for the future must include job growth

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Lincolnton’s City Council members have recognized that they need a long-term plan if they want to help shepherd the city’s future growth. That plan needs to be thorough and innovative, with a focus on what the city needs most — jobs. The council met on Wednesday for a special meeting…

Reader’s Forum 8-29-14

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Thanks for making Lions Club school supply drive a success Did you know Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest coeducational service organization, with over 1.39 million members in 46,713 clubs in 757 districts in 208 countries and geographic areas? LCI’s motto is “We serve.” Our slogan is “Loving…

Volunteers give non-profits a needed helping hand

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Reading the recent report about Lincoln County’s Habitat for Humanity naming a new executive director, I thought about the time when the new chapter was organized. I believe it was about 1991 when the chapter was organized and the 10 board members began the job of…

Boger City furniture company expanding east

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A Boger City furniture manufacturing company celebrated the grand opening of its new retail store in Denver this week. David Faulkner is the owner and mastermind behind Faulkner’s Upholstery in Boger City and, now, Faulkner’s Custom Furniture in Denver. With more than 20 years of experience…

Ward ~ Ingle Wedding

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Ashley Nicole Ward and Garrett Michael Ingle were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse on August 16, 2014. Phillip Franklin officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. Ashley is the daughter of Mark Ward and Crystal Bradshaw of Lincolnton and Gail Thomas of Santee, S.C. She is a…

Maiden man gets 20 years for heroin

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Maiden man was convicted on Tuesday in Lincoln County Superior Court after pleading guilty to trafficking heroin. Jeremy William Smith, 38, of 204 W. Boyd Street in Maiden, was convicted of trafficking heroin by possession level 3 and trafficking heroin by transport level 3. He…

Vale woman still missing after 3 months

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer After three months, there is still no sign of Toasha Rice. The 27-year-old from western Lincoln County was last seen on May 26 at a friend’s house on Eaker Road, getting into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver. She has not been seen…