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School Board looks for fixes to long-term problems

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Several School Board members responded in frustration Monday as they looked at badly needed construction projects for which there just isn’t enough funding. “This is just an embarrassment at this point,” School Board member Bob Silver said. Board Chairman Ed Hatley agreed with Silver, but wants…

Sheriff’s Office expands to new location

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office will soon have administrative services available in the eastern part of the county. Starting June 4, civil process and administrative services will also be located in the Charlie District Office, located at 1889 North Highway 16 in Denver, a department press release said.…

County hesitant on Westport action

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners expressed some hesitancy during their meeting Monday night to pursue regulations regarding vacation rental homes within the county after receiving an update on complaints stemming from one such property in the Westport community of Denver. As previously reported,…

Around Town — 5-23-12

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Yard Sale Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale starting 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Hot dogs will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lifeguard training City of Lincolnton Parks &  Recreation will host a lifeguard training class each night Wednesday…

Our View — Pay attention to character questions

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The trial of former U.S. Senator John Edwards has been getting plenty of attention across North Carolina in recent weeks, mostly for the wrong reasons. Edwards became involved in an affair with Reille Hunter while he was running for president and his wife was dying with cancer. When Hunter became…

Eurey: Off We Go to the ETO

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This is another in a series recounting stateside flight training during WWII. Our days at Bergstrom Airforce Base in Texas were coming to an end.   We had been there several months for transitional training from the B-25 which, we had flown in Advanced Training, to the C-47, which we would…

Lincoln County Schools recognizes top 10 students

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools will recognize top students across the county 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Citizen’s Center. The 2011-2012 Academic Achievement Banquet celebrates the top ten performing students at each high school in the area. This year’s recipients: East Lincoln High Jacob Clinton Ballard – N.C.…

Gaston College students awarded for excellence

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A feeling of excitement for what looms ahead in new career paths and heading into “the real world” is prevalent in the minds’ of Gaston College students who were recognized at a banquet at the Dallas campus earlier this month. The winners were diverse in every…

Arrests made in break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies arrested a man and woman in connection with a Lincoln County break-in Tuesday morning after area residents saw the pair stealing items from the home’s garage, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. “Without help from neighbors this may have been a crime that would…

Men stabbed in two separate incidents

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JENNA-LEYHARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County men were rushed to area hospitals Saturday after deputies said they both suffered stab wounds in two separate incidents. According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, 20-year-old Christopher Joseph Kapusta is accused of stabbing 44-year-old Jefferson Shane Bryant multiple times in his side and…