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Fund raising drive begins

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Results are what really matter — whether it be through monetary donations or volunteerism. That was the message presented at Tuesday’s United Way Campaign Kickoff luncheon held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Every step you take to helping others is valuable,” said Billy Quick, the guest speaker. Quick,…

Nabbed for stealing the mail

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Three people are facing charges after they allegedly went through 60 mailboxes in an area along Startown Road. On Tuesday, a call came in reporting that someone was driving around damaging mailboxes. Sgt. R. Hooks and Deputy R. Tucker with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded and located the vehicle.…

COURTHOUSE EMPTIED!

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The Lincoln County Courthouse was evacuated this morning following reports of a suspicious package outside. The package was found in some bushes near the courthouse, early reports indicate. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were called in, the courthouse was evacuated and part of the…

Boger City VFD grant recipient

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A local volunteer fire department was recently awarded thousands of dollars in federal grant funds. The Boger City Volunteer Fire Department received $66,249 as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the Department of Homeland Security announced. The grant is one of 2,040 given out to United States fire…

Readying for school

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10 Most Wanted: 8 down

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Four more of the Lincolnton Police Department’s most wanted fugitives have been arrested and new names have been added to the list. The list first ran June 8 and netted four arrests: Christy Diann Eakes, obtaining property by false pretense; Heather Dawn Robinson, financial identity fraud; Christona Shante Ross, attempting…

Licensure underway for More at Four

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Lincoln County Schools has offerings in two after school programs, More At Four and Before and After School Care (BASC). The two programs are undergoing North Carolina licensure. More At Four is available at seven county schools, providing quality pre-kindergarten programs for children currently unserved or underserved in a licensed…

Happy Birthday!

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School construction projects nearly complete

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Even though faculty and students were enjoying a vacation this summer, the halls and classrooms of many of Lincoln County schools were not empty. When teachers and students return to school Thursday, they will be greeted by numerous completed and underway construction projects. With the guidance of Darrell Gettys, director…

Teachers Night Out overwhelming success

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Many teachers got a helping hand and an enjoyable night Sunday as Staples honored teachers at its “Teachers Night Out.” More than 1,000 people attended the event, including teachers, their spouses and their children. “It took us 30 minutes just to get everyone inside,” said Barry Angley, Staples general manager.…