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McCrory executive order modifies parts of HB2

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Tuesday amending a portion of the highly contentious law state legislators passed 20 days ago that overturned a Charlotte LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance and made sweeping changes to nondiscrimination laws across the state. Executive Order 93 expands nondiscrimination policies for…

DeGregory brings C.S. Lewis novel to life in LTG production

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Director Pete DeGregory could be found on the steps of the Lincoln Cultural Center early on Monday morning. He had a saw in one hand and a piece of wood in the other. He was making some minor changes to the set of the Lincoln Theatre…

Nonprofits partner with Asbury Academy on enrichment programs

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A new name and a fresh facility aren’t the only changes being implemented at Lincolnton’s Asbury Academy. The school, originally a destination for students who battled disciplinary issues at county public schools, now accommodates children with truancy problems and others who struggle to learn in a…

Lincoln County 4-H students win top honors at judging contests

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Special to LTN The County Livestock Judging Clubs are participating in many livestock judging clinics and contests. During the week of March 28, while schools in the area were on spring break, the clubs attended clinics and contests. On March 28, Joe and Susie Devine of Catawba County provided lambs…

Criminal Charges — 4-13-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Ross Tench, 45, of 1319 Meadow Ln. in Charlotte was charged Apr. 6 with one count of felon possessing a firearm. A $5,000 unsecured bond was set. Benjamin Michael Lineberger, 24, of 8346 Unity Church Rd. in Denver was charged…

Around Town — 4-13-16

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TODAY Bible study The Beit Shofarot Messianic Jewish Synagogue will be conducting a monthly Bible study the second Wednesday of every month at Rock Hill United Methodist Church, located at 7303 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley from 7 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Elder Tom Thorne will be leading the studies…

County communications director resigns

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Staff report The director of the Lincoln County emergency communications center has resigned. Rick Ellis’s last day is Friday, according to a press release from County Manager Kelly Atkins. Ellis began his career in Lincoln County as a part-time tele-communicator in October 2002 and was promoted in December of that…

City Lunch to celebrate memory of Goodson for second year

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer City Lunch will once again honor a Lincolnton man by giving away 100 free hot dogs in his memory on Wednesday. Donald Goodson died April 13, 2015, eight years after suffering a major stroke while riding a lawnmower. A frequent patron of the Court Square restaurant,…

Lincolnton Fire Department marks new hires, promotions

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Native son returning home after storied career

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton native Harry Costner is returning to the town that he has always called home. Costner, 71, has never lost his love for his hometown. “It’s a magical place with amazing people,” he said. The retired engineer who operates an independent consulting business today took a…