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Flame of Hope crosses state

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Zach Barger (front right, top picture) carries the Special Olympics torch as other students parade behind him. He later handed the torch to Lt. Kent Lukach of the Lincolnton Police Department (bottom photo, wearing a tee-shirt with an American flag) who carried the torch along with Jesse Helms of the…

Students to ‘band’ together sooner?

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Students may be choosing between the trombone and clarinet somewhat sooner than expected. The Board of Education Curriculum Committee considered including band and chorus as an elective for sixth-graders. “There is a nice correlation between the arts and mathematics,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “The students…

County commissioner seats: District versus at-large?

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Residents will decide in November if county commissioners should be elected by district. Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday night, with Chairman Tom Anderson and Commissioner Marie Moore dissenting, to set the referendum on the day of the next city elections — Nov. 8. The board voted 4-1 to present a five-district…

Drug task force arrests made throughout the county

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The Lincoln County Drug Task Force recently arrested several people on numerous drug charges. Pamela Dawn Newsom, of 3627 Rhoney Farm Road, Catawba County, is charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver meth and sale and delivery of meth. Newsom…

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Residents weigh in on recent county health issue

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Struggling to understand recent actions surrounding Home Health in Lincoln County, the Board of Health is searching for options. The board met in a special-called session Tuesday night to discuss its course of action. Residents also spoke out during the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. “It was…

Recreation department might be separated

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County officials will discuss the possibility of separating the county and city recreation department during budget planning meetings in June. Commissioner Marie Moore proposed the separation at Monday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting. “I did not do this lightly,” Moore said, ticking off facts and history of the recreation program.…

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Police ‘foil’ aluminum thieves

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Two men have been arrested in connection with break-ins to a local industry`s storage facility over the past two months. Rusty Lee Williamson, 24, and Real Gilles Beliveau, 43, both of 722 Glenn St., were arrested Thursday by Lincolnton Police. Williamson is charged with 26 counts of felony larceny, 26…