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Downtown to hold ‘Small Business Saturday’ after Thanksgiving

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Business and Community Development Office is making strides to promote local independent businesses this holiday season. While the mass holiday shopping spree typically kicks off with “Black Friday,” followed by the country’s “Cyber Monday,” Small Business Saturday, a day encouraging communities to patronize locally owned…

Plan to move Health Department stalls

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After a lengthy discussion between commissioners and county staff, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to deny a $91,000 contract with Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, PA to begin renovations at the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton at a Monday meeting. According to Director of…

Local shop helps the handicapped bowl

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Bradley Duke’s business, Double D Fabrication, may be small, but the company is making a big name for itself, making bowling ball ramps for handicapped children in countries around the world. The small welding and fabrication business started in 1999 and is located at Duke’s home…

Criminal Charges — 11-19-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Michael Fair, 28, of 3029 Chestnut Road in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 14 with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. A $500 unsecured bond was set. Dejuan Marquette Banks, 36, of 120 Davis Street in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 14…

Animal adoptions spike after release of kill list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The effectiveness of the steps being taken to make the Lincoln County Animal Shelter a no-kill shelter is unclear in the wake of the recent release of a list of 130 animals that were scheduled to be euthanized. On Nov. 3, Ryan Curry, assistant supervisor of…

Local WCU band members headed to NY for Thanksgiving parade

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Twenty-two Lincoln County high school graduates will take center stage at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the Pride of the Mountains from Western Carolina University will be the lead band for the annual holiday tradition. Immediately following the iconic Radio City Rockettes, the WCU Marching…

Around Town — 11-19-14

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TODAY Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting The Lake Norman Covekeepers for all interested residents of the Lake Norman area will meet at 7 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake at 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489 – 6249. Seminar Series Gaston College…

North Lincoln High School Honor Rolls – 1st Quarter

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A Honor Roll 12th Grade Allen, Grant Evan Arevalo, Nancy Elizabeth Barbieri, Ryan Thomas Beal, Katrina Ilene Caldwell, Stephanie Lynne Cesmat, Andrew Patrick Cody, Brittany Elizabeth Davis, Robert Monroe Escobar, Alec Jeremy Fiorilli, Nathaniel David Fletcher, Joanna Nicole Gardner, Tessa Jean Gordon, Chapman Keith Gram, Ethan Michael Helms, Hailey Lauren…

Lincolnton High School Honor Rolls – 1st Quarter

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A Honor Roll 12th Grade Alexander, John Davis Beam, Bailey Suzanne Blythe, Tanner McCoy Carpenter, Rita Elizabeth Cerdas-Molina, Alejandro Mauricio Cromer, Andrew William Funk, Christina Marie Gilbert, Lindsay Nicole Hallman, Katelyn Shaye Hedrick, Sierra Noel Hernandez, Karoline De Los Angeles Huselja, Alma Jimenez, Josue Aaron Lowery, Brianna Leanne Macomson, Kathryn…

East Lincoln High School Honor Rolls – 1st Quarter

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A Honor Roll 12th Grade Ammons, Ashley Nycole Archer, Alexis Michelle Ballard, Adelyn Elizabeth Bass, Dalen Hunter Blake, Jessie M Brooks, Haley Elizabeth Brooks, Jessica Leigh Copeland, Kara Elisabeth Dyson, Hunter Stone Eurey, Cheyenne Elizabeth Fields, Layla Yasmin Glover, Bryson Blake Griffin, Justice Mikayla Harper, Jennifer Diane Herrick, Haley M…