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County could sweeten pot to lure new jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is set to take a look at a resolution that would amend the industrial incentives grant policy for the county, in hopes of improving its ability to recruit larger companies. Commissioners will consider the proposal, which calls for adding a…

Board OKs putting funds toward teaching jobs

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County received the green light for 24 teaching positions for the upcoming and 2013-2014 school year, as the Board of Education unanimously voted to use the Local Education Agency (LEA) Adjustment Reduction to save the jobs Wednesday night. Twenty-one of the openings are vacant due…

Cherryville, city’s ex-employees face probe from SBI

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DA says fired city manager not a subject of investigation JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The State Bureau of Investigation is currently looking into allegations that two former city of Cherryville employees embezzled funds. Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell ordered the investigation the end of February, SBI’s Public Information Officer…

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Project creates bears to help young victims cope

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Rising Lincolnton High School student Langley Little sought to soothe both traumatized and victimized Lincoln County children when she first decided to make stuffed bears for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The 17-year-old has already received her silver award and dozens of other accomplished badges…

NL student gets crash course in government during page program

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer After hearing from a friend about her time as a governor’s page, 17-year-old Kaitlin Chandler of Lincolnton was intrigued and decided it was something she’d like to experience for herself. Chandler was the only student from Lincoln County student to join an 11-member page group to…

Around Town — 7/13/12

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Food drive The Lincolnton Lions Club will be collecting non-perishable food items starting 7 a.m. Saturday at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart. Items will be donated to Christian Ministry. The following items are some of the many items the Ministry currently needs: canned goods, soup, crackers, oatmeal, baby diapers, bags of rice,…

Criminal Charges — 7/13/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Matthew Lee, 30, of 612 Charles St. in Kings Mountain was charged July 9 with one count each of no operator’s license and displaying an expired registration plate. A $610 secured bond was set. Heather Lauren Carver, 26, of 112…

Union County edges past Post 100

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Cherryville travels to Wingate University for Game 3 today MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE — Union County avoided a three-game sweep in the second round of the American Legion Area IV playoffs with a 5-3 defeat of Cherryville Post 100 on Thursday. Cherryville opened the series with a 6-3 victory…

American League All-Stars have fallen off

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The era of American League dominance Major League Baseball’s All-Star game appears to have passed. The National League’s 8-0 win on Tuesday was its third in a row, bringing its runs total during the streak to 16, while the American League has scored only two runs…