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Photography students behind the lens

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DOT yet to begin work on Vale bridge

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  Beam Lumber Road bridge destroyed in flooding in 2013   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Almost a year has passed since Lincoln County’s flooding disaster last summer, which resulted in multiple road closures and infrastructure damage. While the North Carolina Department of Transportation has addressed most of the county’s storm…

Meet the Candidate: Martin Oakes

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   When Denver Republican Martin Oakes moved to Lincoln County in 1997, the intersection of Highways 16 and 73 had just received its first stoplight, and was home to little more than a gas station and a grocery store. The area has grown immensely…

Union Elementary collects soap

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Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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  You must currently be registered with DWS 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 DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

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  FRIDAY   Relay for Life Minister Avis Paston and Providence Missionary Baptist Church will host a Relay for Life program at 4 p.m. The theme is “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” A Spaghetti Dinner will be offered with a suggested donation. Good Friday First Presbyterian of Lincolnton will…

Criminal Charges 4-18-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Joshua Corey Sevearance, 34, of 5020 Angelina Drive in Dallas was charged April 12 with one count each of misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. A $2,500 secured bond was set. Jason Robert Dunn, 30, of 130 Allgood Lane…

Robinson-Lineberger literary awards ceremony

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Elections director makes case for precinct consolidation

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Elections held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the proposed Precinct Consolidation Plan with the public. Board of Elections director Bradley Putnam presented the plan, which would consolidate the 28 precincts throughout the county to 23 precincts. At…

Glimpse of summer brings locals to the river

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