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State superintendent visits Lincoln Charter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer North Carolina state superintendent Mark Johnson toured the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School on March 17, according to a press release from Lincoln Charter School. The visit was part of Johnson’s listening tour, which began in January. Johnson was joined by Lincoln County state…

Author to discuss new book on Hemingway at Lincolnton library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Pfeiffer University English professor and Lincoln County resident Ashley Oliphant will be holding an event at the Charles R. Jonas Library next week to discuss her new book, “Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘The End of the World.’” Oliphant has spent years…

Author researching first governor of Texas visits Lincolnton, his birthplace

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Kathleen Bergeron began researching the life of James Pinckney Henderson in 2014. She visited Lincolnton for the second time on Thursday to view Pleasant Retreat Academy, located at 129 East Pine Street, where Henderson attended. Henderson, who was born in 1808 at Woodside Plantation in…

Burlington company helps restore part of church’s history

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Two stained glass windows that have been missing from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton for the past few weeks were returned on Monday almost as good as new after being rebuilt by Sanctuary Glass and Furniture in Burlington. The stained glass was taken out…

Brother’s art supports boy battling brain tumors

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Seven-year-old Max Edwards of Lincolnton had brain surgery the end of August in an attempt to help his neurofibromatosis. The surgery wasn’t successful and his condition is worsening. He currently has two brain tumors that are not stable and he might have to have additional…

Cardboard furniture project tests students’ art, engineering skills

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a particular piece of art may not be attractive to everyone. Beautiful or not, several things are important to any piece of art – design, form and function. In an effort…

Redistricting proposal draws criticism from parents

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer More than 100 people attended the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education public hearing held at F.D. Kiser Intermediate School on Thursday to discuss proposed redistricting and changes to the makeup of several elementary schools. The proposed redistricting would affect approximately 200 students for the…

Dollar General developer schedules community meeting

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A community involvement meeting for a controversial Dollar General store proposed for the intersection of Highway 73 and Amity Church Road in Iron Station has been scheduled for next Tuesday at the East Lincoln Community Center. Teramore Development, LLC, a full-service retail real estate company based…

Lincoln County Republican Party elects new chairman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Republican Party elected a new chairman on Saturday during the party’s annual precinct meetings and county convention, held at the Senior Center in Lincolnton. Brian Crisson, the party’s co-vice chairman since 2015, was elected by a unanimous vote from registered Republicans in attendance…

State program helps local vet receive high school diploma

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Dan Smith willingly left high school to join the Marines during the Vietnam War. When he returned from active duty, he never got around to finishing his high school diploma. This was not an uncommon occurrence, according to Lincoln County veterans service director Alex Patton.…

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