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Post office set for annual food drive

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Those looking to make a difference in the community can do so without leaving the confines of their property on Saturday. The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will hold its annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive that…

Proposed budget highlights council’s regular session

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A presentation by City Manager Jeff Emory regarding the 2015-16 fiscal budget will highlight Lincolnton’s City Council’s regular session on Thursday. The budget is one of the most anticipated in recent years. The city has absorbed the shock of the closing of Mohican Mills, its…

Iron Station students get ready for ‘Annie’

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Sixty-four Iron Station Elementary School students have the unenviable task of reducing a Broadway and silver screen classic to a 30-minute performance at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton on Thursday night. However, if Iron Station music teacher Aubrey Bridges’ intuitions are…

‘Adopt-A-Cop’ connects with youth

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An initiative started by former police captain Tommy Ledford, on the watch of former Lincolnton police chief Tom Burgin, has turned into an event that is celebrating its 24th year as a staple event for Lincoln County. “It has really grown through the years,” Lincoln County…

Around Town — 5-6-15

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Events happening around town this week THURSDAY National Day of Prayer The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a celebration of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with prayer and music at the Lincoln County Courthouse in downtown Lincolnton at 8:30 a.m., led by Pastor Mike Collins of Emmanuel…

Relay for Life held in city

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Second ABC store opens in city

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The western Lincolnton ABC Store officially opened for business this morning. The store, located at 627 Riverside Drive, joins the main location on Stanford Road in Boger City as a city liquor option. It will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Monday-Saturday. The…

Sheriff’s Office loses top narcotics lieutenant to Catawba County

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Starting May 11, Jason Reid will have a much shorter commute to work. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics lieutenant and father of two has accepted a position leading the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office’s narcotics, vice and interdiction unit where his father, Coy Reid, serves as…

Pastor recognized for humanitarian work through state’s highest honor

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Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented to Rev. Joe Ervin   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Order of The Long Leaf Pine Society recognizes North Carolinians who demonstrate exemplary service or make exceptional contributions to the state or their communities. It is the most prestigious…

Puppy mill bill back in legislature

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the second time in two years, a bill that would regulate puppy mills successfully made its way through the North Carolina House of Representatives. House Bill 159, which passed by an 86-28 vote on April 22, was written to establish standards of care for large…