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Some Rock Springs students will transfer

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss changes to attendance lines that will force some Denver elementary students to change schools. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pumpkin Center Intermediate…

Criminal Charges 4-20-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin Richard Day, 21, of 7316 Palm Tree Dr. in Vale was charged Apr. 16 with one count each of false information to an officer, no operator license, rear lamps of required lighting equipment of vehicles. A $600 secured bond…

County Democrats elect new chairman

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Tommy Huskey was sworn in April 13 as the new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. The party’s county convention was held on April 11 at party headquarters on West Water Street in Lincolnton. “I am honored and very excited to serve as…

Disabled American Veterans looks to connect with young veterans

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   The Disabled American Veterans of Lincoln County Chapter 53 was formed in 1970 and once boasted over 300 active members. Today, the DAV often doesn’t have enough veteran volunteers to participate in the rifle squad that performs services at the funerals of…

Mitch Burgin leaves retirement to become Boger City chief

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   After a relatively short retirement, Mitch Burgin has been named the new fire chief at the Boger City Fire Department. He begins his duties today. Burgin, 52, retired on Feb. 1 from the Lincolnton Fire Department after a 35-year career that began…

Ugandan Thunder enjoys local fellowship

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A stroll through the gymnasium of Love Memorial Elementary school early Friday afternoon found it full of children playing. Some were sitting on the bleachers reading. What made this different than any other day is that these weren’t students from the school.…

Editor’s Note — New Democratic chair facing an uphill battle

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  I don’t envy Tommy Huskey. The new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party has his work cut out for him. The party still holds power inside Lincolnton’s city limits, but the county is as Republican as Republican can be. Undoubtedly, one of Huskey’s goals is to change that…

NC Works Job Listings

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                You must currently be registered with NC Works 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 NC Works Career Center,…

Water and sewer focus of county budget talks

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      ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a budget workshop on Wednesday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center focused on funding and policy for county water and sewer, water treatment and the landfill. Public works director Don Chamblee and county…

Public support bolsters new YMCA pavilion

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   An outdoor pavilion has been added to the Camp Creekside Outdoor Recreation Center at the YMCA in Lincolnton, providing shelter from the elements to families and campers alike. “This YMCA will enter its 15th year in 2016,” Executive Director Bart Cape said.…