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Former Lincolnton resident named to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Beth Burris, a former Lincolnton resident whose father and sister still live in town, has been named to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has been appointed as a bankruptcy judge in South Carolina. She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Richard R. “Dick” Burris and Louise Shuford…

Carpenter, Heavner named top school administrators

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The responsibilities of a principal are many in number, including running an efficient school and being entrusted with the educational life of hundreds of students daily. It is a job that many respect but few have the calling to handle. Each year, the school system honors the Principal and Assistant…

Emotion, levity, tributes mark chamber banquet

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its 2005 year with a banquet Thursday night at the James Warren Citizen Center in downtown Lincolnton. The annual banquet gave several groups the opportunity to present awards to various individuals and businesses. Those honored were often left searching for words and…

Air Force JROTC added

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Following in the footsteps of West Lincoln High School’s Navy JROTC program, the Board of Education on Wednesday announced the addition of a similar Air Force program at Lincolnton High School. “It is actually the goal of the superintendent and the school board to bring JROTC to all our high…

17th annual Scouting for Food drive kicks off Saturday

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Thad Cloer is a man with a mission, one that involves 500 adult volunteers, 2,000 young men and the support of the people of Lincoln County. His mission is to top last year’s results. “We did 23,000 pounds last year,” said Cloer. “I want to do 25,000 pounds this year.”…

More time to prisoner’s current sentence

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A man with a lengthy criminal record who is already serving time in prison will stay there even longer, a judge decided Thursday. William Perry Walton was found guilty of larceny from a person and misdemeanor breaking and entering stemming from an incident in October 2004. He had originally been…

Will area children be forgotten?

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is gearing up for its annual Christmas fund drive, and despite a record of success, organizers have a few concerns. “With the disasters happening, it’s touched all of our hearts, and it’s touched our pocketbooks,” said Susan Brymer, director of Christian Ministry. Brymer hopes donations…

School system announces new school on drawing board

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With two new schools and three high school renovations already under construction, Lincoln County Schools is now in the preliminary stages of planning another new school. The Board of Education met with the Board of Commissioners last night to discuss building a new middle school in the Pumpkin Center area.…

No jail time for one; 9 – 11 months for another

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A man who pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child will spend no time in jail but will have to pay for the victim’s therapy. Charles Boyd Stroupe, 58, of 8054 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver pleaded guilty Monday to taking indecent liberties with a child. He faced…

Low turnout in Lincolnton

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With just three uncontested races on the ballot this year, most Lincolnton voters chose to stay home Tuesday instead of heading out to the polls. The city’s eight precincts saw a total of only 189 voters in the 13 hours the polls were open. That’s just over 3 percent of…