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Ice mixed with snow can’t stop winter fun

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DOT takes early action on roads

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Several western Lincoln County residents were left without power for about three hours on Monday afternoon when a car slid into a pole off of West Highway 27 near Rock Dam Road. “The driver was treated for minor injuries and Rutherford Electric had to set a…

Precautions taken by Sheriff’s Office to prevent repeat of SWAT gear theft

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Earlier this month, a Lincoln County SWAT team member’s home and department-issued cruiser were broken into and two weapons, including a submachine gun, and various tactical gear and body armor were stolen. Sgt. Robert Jeffries was not home at the time of the thefts and his…

Heat Under Feet: Main Street sidewalk warms up for 28th year

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Heated sidewalks and driveways are not a new amenity. Cities across the country have utilized them in target areas throughout their concrete landscape since they were popularized in the 1970’s. Today, landowners have the systems installed in their driveways and sidewalks around their residence. Within the…

Early morning fire displaces Lincolnton family, two dogs die in blaze, three residents unhurt

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A house fire on Monday off of Highway 150 in Lincolnton has left a family displaced and their home a loss. The Boger City Fire Department was the first to respond and was assisted by the Lincolnton Fire Department, North 321 and Pumpkin Center departments. Firefighters…

Gaston College hosts conference

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Staff report Gaston College is hosting its third annual SPARC3 Professional Development Day Conference on March 13 in the Rauch Science Building on the college’s Dallas campus. The conference, geared chiefly toward college and high school educators, welcomes counselors and instructors from all schools throughout North Carolina. The SPARC3 (STEM…

Senior Center holds Valentine’s Dance

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Criminal Charges — 2-18-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Hannah Christine Lanning, 22, of 6932 Rolling Hills Ln. in Stanley was charged Feb. 13 with one count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Matthew Todd McIntosh,…

Around Town ~ 2-18-15

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THURSDAY Dementia education program The Lincoln County Senior Center, at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton, is holding a dementia education program about Power of Attorney documents from 9:30-11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.…

Lincoln Charter expansion on target, grant awarded for labs

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With the goal of an August completion clearly within reach, the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School looks to begin utilizing its expanded space to educate kindergartners through seniors in high school, as opposed to ending instruction in the eighth grade. “We are very pleased with…