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North Carolina early voting begins Thursday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer One-stop voting begins in Lincoln County on Thursday. There are three one-stop voting sites. The James W. Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton, will be open on Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 24-Oct. 28 from 8 a.m.–5…

Wife charged with accessory to child sexual assault

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Staff report A Lincolnton woman has been charged with being an accessory to sexual assaults of a child that occurred between January 2005 and December 2009 and were allegedly perpetrated by her husband. Beverly Kistler Sherbert, 43, of Davis Road in Lincolnton, was charged by Detective Kelsey Harrington of the…

Commissioners discuss Lincolnton science center proposal

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A proposal to renovate the Block Smith Gym in Lincolnton to create a science center was brought before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening. The presentation, however, left commissioners with more questions than answers that may be addressed at a workshop to be…

Two acts scheduled for Lowesville Gospel Concerts

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lowesville Gospel Concerts is offering a double performance on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 1062 Highway 16 South in Stanley. The two artists performing will be Bruce Hedrick, a singer/songwriter from Statesville, and Heaven’s Mountain Band, based out of Staunton, Virginia.…

Deputies respond to report of clown sighting

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person report related to a clown late Saturday evening outside of Denver Mart, a gas station located at 3769 Highway 16 North in Denver. A woman reported that she sent her son inside the gas station and…

Davis, Houser rematch for Board of Education seat

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Two candidates are competing for the District One seat on the Lincoln County Board of Education – Cathy Davis and Tommy Houser. Both candidates attended Lincoln County Schools. Davis worked in retail and human resources for many years and currently is the executive director of…

Asbury Resource Center offers help to students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer There are a lot of new beginnings happening at the recently opened Asbury Resource Center (ARC). The old Asbury School building, located at 221 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, was rehabilitated into a resource center for students in the county. The students are not only…

Lincolnton High students learn a lesson on charity

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Amidst all of the pageantry and festivities at Friday’s homecoming pep rally at Lincolnton High School was a group of students doing their part to raise money and awareness to aid the less fortunate on the other side of the world. Cathy Treherne’s English as a…

Lincoln County Concert Association ready for 2016-17 season

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer For over 30 years, the Lincoln County Concert Association (LCCA) has been bringing live music to Lincoln County. The LCCA begins its 2016-2017 season with two acts on Sunday. All of the performances, except the one held Feb. 5, will be at the Lincoln Culture…

Commissioners set to discuss farmland preservation

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation director Rick McSwain will approach the Board of Commissioners tonight, seeking support in protecting the farmlands of Lincoln County. If approved, the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will become the administering authority of conservation easements. According to McSwain, a…