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World War II veteran Jim Moore dies

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincolnton lost another one of its greatest generation on June 14. James “Jim” Moore, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Moore signed up for service when he was 19 with his close…

Apprenticeship will end with employment for three students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Three Lincoln County Schools students made it into the Catawba Valley Community College Apprenticeship Program this year — Mark Ward, a rising senior at West Lincoln High School, Frank Hatchett, who graduated this June from Lincolnton High School, and Dakota Cooper, who graduated from North…

Chamber president Ken Kindley announces retirement

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer For the first time in over three decades, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications in search of a new president. Ken Kindley announced last week that he will be retiring from his position at the helm of the organization at the end…

Pair charged with growing pot

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged two Vale residents with growing marijuana. Dustin Paige Reinhardt, 32, and Cassie Jade Hartsoe, 30, both of 7304 Hallman Mill Road, were arrested on Tuesday after narcotics detectives followed up on a tip they receives from Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crime Stoppers, according…

Commissioner Carrol Mitchem announces campaign for sheriff

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Longtime Lincoln County Commissioner Carrol Mitchem has announced his intent to run for Lincoln County sheriff in 2018. Mitchem filed paperwork with the Lincoln County Board of Elections on Tuesday morning that will allow him to accept donations during his campaign for office. “I can’t put…

‘Battle of the Shields’ honors memory of fallen firefighter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Seven fire departments took part in the inaugural Josh Warren Memorial Battle of the Shields Fun Day held Saturday at the East Lincoln High School football stadium. The event was held to honor the memory of Joshua Lee Warren, a firefighter who worked for East…

EMS honors paramedics with yearly awards

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Local Emergency Medical Services men and women often work behind the scenes doing their jobs, and usually those jobs are done without recognition or applause. Yearly, peer recognition awards are given out to a rookie, an EMT, a medic and call chosen by EMS staff.…

Commissioners to vote on library design, intersection improvements

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a bid from ADW Architects for the design of the new West Lincoln library during tonight’s regular monthly meeting. ADW Architects, an architectural firm based out of Charlotte, has offered its professional architectural and engineering services necessary for…

Iron Station car show benefits Harlan’s Heroes

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Abide-A-While Acres in Iron Station hosted the second annual Harlan’s Heroes Hot Rod Happening on Saturday to raise money for families battling pediatric cancer. The car show is a fundraising event in support of the Harlan’s Heroes nonprofit organization that was founded in 2015 following the…

Trilogy Lake Norman moving toward completion

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Sales on more than 200 homes have been closed in Trilogy Lake Norman in Denver, a resort-style, age-restricted community with approximately 400 community members currently in place. The communal bond that holds the inhabitants of the development together, the Twin Mills Club, is moving closer…

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