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Dellinger`s arrest sends shock waves

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For the nearly 26 years Jean Dellinger has served on the Lincoln County Board of Education, most residents have viewed her as a respected leader. Now, after her son’s alleged involvement in a theft ring involving more than $620,000 and charges of felony possession of stolen property lodged at Dellinger…

Criminal hangout goes up in flames

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Police destroy ‘nuisance’ house on Generals Boulevard For the past year, a vacant home in Lincolnton has been a safe house for criminals and a nuisance to those who live and work in the area. On Saturday, that home, located behind the ABC store on Generals Boulevard, went up in…

Waste spill prompts swimming advisory

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DENVER — The Lincoln County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the immediate cove bordering a wastewater spill that occurred Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at 4584 Lakeshore Road in Denver after a contractor who was grading in the yard damaged the sewer box. A pipe broke, releasing…

New cemetery rules to be enforced

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Residents have until Tuesday to remove prohibited decorations from graves in Hollybrook Cemetery. The Lincolnton City Council during a meeting earlier this month approved an amendment to city policy that prohibits items like shepherd’s hooks from graves. The hooks are used for hanging flower arrangements and are most common in…

Look at Lincoln

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The lobby of the James W. Warren Citizens Center was filled with people saying farewell to Amy Chilcote, Extension agent, Wednesday afternoon. Chilcote has been with the local department for nine years. She spoke with many friends and coworkers including Allison Cline, left, and Rita Heath. Diane Turbyfill / LTN…

Around Town 8/27/2004

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LINE DANCE CLASSES Line dance classes will be held at the Moose Lodge, 517 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Nov. 18. Cost is $6 per person. Instructors are Johnny Colvard and Vickie Garland. For information, call 704-732-9229 or 828-461-1628. MARINES…

Hooker Furniture sets shut-down schedule

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MAIDEN — Hooker Furniture, the wood furniture manufacturing facility in Maiden, will soon be closing its plant, which employees 240 people. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the process will be done in phases beginning Oct. 29 through Nov. 12. Foreign competition led to the layoffs.…

Charter School growing

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The new year of the Lincoln Charter School has introduced many changes to both the east and west campuses. The east branch of the school has started a high school on their campus, which currently serves freshman. The west branch will have their first graduating class this year. “They’re not…

Buttered Up

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Melinda Houser, Extension agent, helps members of the Lincoln County Extension Community Association make and can apple butter this week at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The jars of homemade apple butter will be sold in a booth at the Apple Festival Sept. 18. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Jarrett speaks out on illness

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Since being found lethargic from medications in a closet by EMS workers in February, Fred Jarrett has avoided public discussion of his fight with depression. The Board of Education member put it behind him, hoping everyone else would too. But that grim episode keeps jumping back into media reports. The…