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Chamber gearing up for Adult Spelling Bee

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are gearing up for their 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, a fundraising event that brings businesses, civic clubs, churches and schools together. “The idea was brought to the Chamber by board member Dr.…

Pageant sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association

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Seven girls were winners at this year’s Miss Valentine Queen Pageant, which took place Feb. 16 at Cherryville Community Building.  The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsored the event. Winners included Bitsy Miss Addolynn Dominguez, Baby Doll Miss Berkeley Wilhoit, Tiny Miss Mary Grace Mullinix, Little Miss Jordan Abernathy, Young Miss…

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…

Around Town — 3-21-14

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TODAY Scholarship application High school seniors at WLHS, ELHS, NLHS and Lincolnton are may apply now through April 8 for the Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship. One student from each public high school will receive $1,000. Applications are available with each school’s guidance counselor. For more information, call (704) 477-6967(704) 477-6967.…

Reader’s Forum — 3-24-14

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Smoking cafe At the March 18 meeting, a request was made to the Lincolnton Planning Board to allow a hookah café in our central business district. The hookah may be more familiar as a tobacco-burning water pipe. The business would offer customers the opportunity to enjoy sitting around smoking the…

More daylight means more porch sitting

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It’s officially spring now and time to take advantage of all this sunshine. Daylight Savings Time gives us more afternoon hours for work, or at least we can see more that needs to be done. With more daylight time we can see many more dust bunnies…

Criminal Charges — 3-24-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Matthew Chad Beaver, 35, of 2270 Perry Ln. in Lenoir was charged March 17 with two felony counts of statutory rape/sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old by a defendant six years older. An $80,000 secured bond was set. Margaret…

Police: Serial toe sucker charged

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a man they said sucked a stranger’s toes after luring the person to try on shoes inside the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday. Michael A. Brown, a registered sex offender from Concord, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female by the Lincolnton Police…

A war hero looks back

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Local man served valiantly with 105th Engineer Combat Battalion JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton native John David Abernathy, who served for 15 months during World War II, is considered the last surviving member of the United States Army’s 105th Engineer Combat Battalion. Nicknamed by the Germans as “Roosevelt’s SS,” the…

City of Cherryville employee sentenced for stealing utility payments

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Staff report A former City of Cherryville employee was sentenced on Thursday to just over a year in prison for embezzling nearly $93,000 from the city. Jennifer Neal Hoyle, 36, of Cherryville, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of program fraud in 2013 as the result of a joint state…