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Oaklawn renovation set to get under way

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The Oaklawn School was once a thriving, vibrant educational institution for African Americans in Lincolnton. But, for more than a decade, the building has essentially sat empty, and damage from a roof leak and deterioration have dramatically dimmed what was once a shining light in the…

Marshals catch fugitive murder suspect in city

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Staff report A man wanted in a 2003 Norfolk, Virginia murder was apprehended by U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Adam District deputies assisted Marshal’s Service agents in apprehending Shawn Terrell Greer, 38, at his residence at 116 Lakewood Avenue in Lincolnton in…

Former Lincolnton pastor charged with sexual battery against child in Fl.

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Staff report A former Lincolnton pastor was arrested early in January in Volusia County, Florida on a Duval County warrant for sexual battery of a person under 12 years old. Michael Wayne Hill, 52, previously served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Lincolnton and Shelby but, when arrested, was serving…

Deadline set for Art Crawl’s artist registration

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Staff report The Lincolnton Art Crawl committee is extending an open call for local artists who would like to participate in the annual spring art crawl and studio tour. Downtown Lincolnton will host the event on March 13 and the first studio tour on March 14. Restaurants and businesses will…

Commissioners to consider $371k upgrade to Crouse landfill

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will consider a contract for a $371,000 expansion of the county landfill in Crouse at a meeting tonight. According to public documents, the landfill will reach its capacity in the next 3-4 years and a new lined cell is required to allow the…

Around Town — 1-26-15

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TODAY Lincoln Charter board meeting Lincoln Charter School will hold its monthly school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 133 Eagle Nest Road in Lincolnton. TUESDAY Coffee with a Cop The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host Coffee with a Cop at Dunkin Donuts at 647 North Highway 16 in…

Mobile home owners could see insurance hike

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincoln County mobile home owners could see a rise in their insurance rates by August if a filing by the North Carolina Rate Bureau is approved. The request will be reviewed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance to determine if rate changes are needed. The…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. ASSEMBLY OPERATOR…

Playing the piano in church since age 12

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I met Lavinia White at McKendree United Methodist Church. She is the choir director there and she and my brother-in-law have been good friends for years. I’ve been impressed with how professional the choir sounds under her direction. She told me she started taking piano lessons…

Criminal Charges — 1-26-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessica Erin Harkey, 20, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station was charged Jan. 22 with one count of first degree trespassing. A $500 secured bond was set. Bradley Scott Walton, 18, of 4171 Red Oak Ln. in Iron Station…

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