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County expects solar farm decision

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County attorney Wesley Deaton said Monday that he expects a resolution to the Strata Solar case sometime soon. The case comes as the result of an appeal of a 2013 ruling by the county Board of Commissioners, who voted at the time…

Timken Company to receive grant

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    Staff report   Lincoln County commissioners unanimously approved an industrial incentives grant for Timken Company during its meeting at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Monday night. The grant will provide the county with 15 new high-paying jobs. The resolution calls for the county to provide Timken…

Lincoln County Board of Education plans budget requests

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the majority of Monday evening’s special called meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Education’s conversation centered on the hard numbers for this year’s upcoming county budget. But for a not insignificant period of time, board members also discussed how to best present their requests to county commissioners.…

Second arrest made in theft of guns

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stealing guns from an Iron Station residence. Daniel Brandon Houser, 26, of 538 Polo Trail, was charged Friday, April 17 with one count of felony larceny, four felony counts of larceny of a firearm…

Denver Habitat for Humanity Re-Store holds grand opening

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East Lincoln Wellness Foundation holds grand opening

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Local woman attends Obama’s town hall

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Jessica Ballard was taken by surprise when she received the invitation. On Monday, the Iron Station chemist was invited to appear at President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting in Charlotte two days later. The event, held at ImaginOn, focused on equal pay and…

Some Rock Springs students will transfer

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss changes to attendance lines that will force some Denver elementary students to change schools. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pumpkin Center Intermediate…

Criminal Charges 4-20-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Devin Richard Day, 21, of 7316 Palm Tree Dr. in Vale was charged Apr. 16 with one count each of false information to an officer, no operator license, rear lamps of required lighting equipment of vehicles. A $600 secured bond…

County Democrats elect new chairman

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Tommy Huskey was sworn in April 13 as the new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. The party’s county convention was held on April 11 at party headquarters on West Water Street in Lincolnton. “I am honored and very excited to serve as…