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N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions weekly jobs listings

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  Various Manufacturing Positions Employer will be in the Lincolnton employment office on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Positions available include metal fabricator, press brake operator, machine operator, electrical maintenance, forklift operator, inspector, material handler, crate/skid builder and assembly-air tool experience.   Nursing Director (Job #010179166)…

Add happy pills to your forgiveness box

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I was searching the internet and discovered that if you missed Valentine’s Day you could order a forgiveness basket. What if you didn’t order a basket, but made up your own? May be a box of stuff. What would you put in your box? How would…

Criminal Charges 2-22-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Patrick Gaston Bailey, 25, of 2010 Jefferson Ave. in Gastonia was charged Feb. 19 with one count of failure to comply. No bond was set. Raimund Karl Grimm Jr., 38, of 7782 Burbank Ln. in Denver was charged Feb. 19…

Obituaries 2-22-13

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  Ira Nantz ‘Susie’ Keever  Ira Nantz “Susie” Keever, 85, of Lincolnton died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. Born November 14, 1927, Susie was preceded in death by parents Lawrence and Beulah Nantz and brother Harvey Nantz. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.…

Schools facilities director resigns

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  Administrators not saying if Darrell Gettys was forced to quit following allegations against him and his wife Lincoln Times-News Staff Lincoln County Schools Facilities Director Darrell Gettys has resigned, according to Board of Education Chair Candy Burgin. “I can confirm that Mr. Gettys has resigned effective (Tuesday) to pursue…

Sheriff and police chief back tougher meth laws

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County law enforcement officials told the Times-News Thursday they stand behind a possible new state law calling for more extreme measures against the statewide rise in methamphetamine use. House Bill 29, which was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday,…

City Planning Board gives green light for adult day care

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton could soon be home to a new adult day care facility, following support from the city’s Planning Board Tuesday afternoon. Board members voted to recommend approval of a conditional-use permit for such a facility, with the request set to go before the Lincolnton…

Where happy little bluebirds fly

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  Pat Propst promotes interest in bluebirds   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Over the years, Pat Propst has taken hundreds of photos of the Eastern Bluebirds that flock to the birdhouses on her Lincolnton property. Since she first laid eyes on what she considers “the most beautiful bird … in…

Coming soon to a small screen near you?

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  County meetings may be recorded, televised SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will likely have the opportunity to view Board of Commission meetings online in the near future. Commission Chairman Alex Patton announced the initiative following a public comment from Robert Avery on the matter during Monday’s regular…

If it seems like it’s too good to be true …

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Sheriff warns of recent scammers targeting Lincoln County residents JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Scammers are at it again, preying on Lincoln County residents over the last month, asking them to send significant amounts of money to third-party locations, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Fraudulent individuals have particularly been using Craigslist…