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NC Works Job Listings

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                You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center,…

Lake Norman management plan on county agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Only a few items sit on the agenda and perhaps only one will be the subject of extended discussion. Public works and utilities director Don Chamblee…

Carolina Eye Care to give free exams to Lincoln students

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Staff report Carolina Eye Care will donate time and machinery to screen all Lincoln County Schools first graders this week. The eye screenings begin at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder students have screenings later in the morning. Eight other schools will…

Lincoln County Schools will host meeting on redistricting

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss changes to attendance lines that will force some Denver elementary students to change schools. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pumpkin Center Intermediate gymnasium and follows…

Lincoln County Democratic Party elects new leadership

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Tommy Huskey was sworn in Monday as the new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. The party’s county convention was held on April 11 at party headquarters on West Water Street in Lincolnton. “I am honored and very excited to serve as an officer for…

Water and sewer focus of county budget talks

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      ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a budget workshop on Wednesday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center focused on funding and policy for county water and sewer, water treatment and the landfill. Public works director Don Chamblee and county…

Public support bolsters new YMCA pavilion

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   An outdoor pavilion has been added to the Camp Creekside Outdoor Recreation Center at the YMCA in Lincolnton, providing shelter from the elements to families and campers alike. “This YMCA will enter its 15th year in 2016,” Executive Director Bart Cape said.…

Community rallies around 6-year-old cancer patient

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   It was in November when teachers noticed something might be wrong with Braylon Beam. The 6-year-old kindergartner at Rock Springs Elementary School kept having to move closer to the Smart Board to see, and eventually it became so concerning to teachers Meg Carpenter…

Hit and run driver crashes into school bus

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  Staff report   A school bus carrying 27 children was rear-ended at the intersection of Rock Dam Road and Highway 27 West late Wednesday afternoon. Jeffrey Wayne Powers, of 2279 Fulton Trail in Lincolnton, was the driver of a green 1997 GMC pickup truck that fled the scene. Powers…

City water, sewer hikes imminent

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   As Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory puts the final touches on the first draft of the city’s 2015-16 budget, it’s become clear that the city will face its first hike in water and sewer rates in five years. “As we stand right…