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West Lincoln senior headed to U.S. Air Force Academy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School senior Matthew Mault is one of 1,200 students from across the country that will begin their college undergraduate career with the United States Air Force Academy this fall. “Well, my granddad was in the Coast Guard, and he always talked about that…

Lincolnton police captain ending storied career

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer As a young girl, Cindy Monday dreamed of suiting up in a uniform representing one of the most difficult public servant positions — that of a law enforcement officer. After a more than 30-year career, the Lincolnton Police Department captain and first African-American to be hired…

Crews to resurface US-321 in Gaston

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Staff report Starting Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin closing sets of ramps along U.S. 321 as work continues on a $7.7 million resurfacing project in Gaston County. The ramp closures will start at 9 a.m. each day and are expected to continue through the end of the…

Art Garden coming to Lincolnton

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“District Lobby Day”

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Lincoln County Animal Services hosted “District Lobby Day” on April 4 to unite counties in the same district in order to speak about local animal welfare issues and daily operation procedures, LCAS Director David Workman said. Lincoln County officials who attended included North Carolina House of Representative Jason Saine, County…

Belk stores hosting Spring Charity Sale

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Belk will host its Spring Charity Sale on May 3, providing an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20-70 percent off of purchases made during the four-hour event from 6-10 a.m. In exchange for purchasing a $5 ticket,…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist This month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and…

Around Town — 4-21-14

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MONDAY Volunteer meeting Lincoln County Senior Services will host a Volunteer Meeting from 11 a.m.-noon for current and future volunteers to learn about upcoming opportunities. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please call Tabitha at (704) 732-9053. Blood drive The American Red Cross will be hold a Blood Drive…

Rezoning, hires on agenda for commissioners

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday to discuss the fate of several rezoning and conditional use permit requests discussed a public hearing earlier this month. At the April 7 meeting, applicant Ralph Dickson requested permission to have a 0.92 acre parcel…

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