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A day on the links at Betty Ross

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Club expands and improves disc golf course in Lincolnton ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Disc Golf Club is making big changes at Betty G. Ross Park. The club began in 2011 and the goal was simple: to play disc golf. A sport very much like traditional golf, except with…

Catawba Co. men nabbed for break-ins

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Staff report Two Conover residents were taken into custody by the Lincolnton Police Department on felony breaking and entering charges on Wednesday. Zakari David Glode, 27, and Jerry Wayne Kinzer, Jr., 25, both of 2939 East Highway 10 in Conover were identified as suspects after officers with the Lincolnton Police…

Silver, Mullis bid farewell to school board

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Outgoing Board of Education members Bob Silver and Clayton Mullis took a few moments at the end of Thursday’s meeting to share their thoughts on the end of their current tenure as elected officials. “Upon leaving my position at the Lincoln County Board of Education, I’d…

Oakes ready to take seat on commission

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With the 2014 election season now over, newly elected county commissioners Martin Oakes and Bill Beam are eager to begin their responsibilities on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. “The first order of business is to find out what’s going on,” Oakes said. “The county manager…

GOP sweeps local races

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Featured ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Republican candidates secured another term of GOP leadership with across-the-board local wins in the 2014 General Election on Tuesday. Republican county Board of Commissioners candidate Bill Beam dominated the Board of Commissioners race, with Martin Oakes (R) winning the second open county commissioner…

Tillis defeats Hagan

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RALEIGH (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, winning a lengthy, expensive race in North Carolina after linking Hagan to President Barack Obama and highlighting his own record of accomplishments while leading the state legislature. The former IBM consultant and architect of the GOP takeover…

Students honor veterans at G.E. Massey

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The students of G.E. Massey Elementary honored the nation’s veterans on Tuesday. Students from Pre-K to third grade stood at attention with their hands over their hearts through the Pledge of Allegiance and during an acapella rendition of the National Anthem, sung by members of the…

County approves Oaklawn renovation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After months of ongoing discussion, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Blue Ridge Enterprises and a 10-year lease with Communities in Schools regarding the Oaklawn building renovation. According to Randy Williams, principal planner for the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections department,…

Around Town — 11-5-14

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TODAY Senior Disaster Preparedness Class The American Red Cross will present a “Disaster Preparedness” class as part of the FYI Series at the Lincoln County Senior Center at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton from 10-11 a.m. For more information, please call (704) 732 – 9053. Blood Drive The Red…

Man arrested for stolen vehicle, woman for meth

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Staff report A Lincolnton man and woman are facing theft and drug charges following an early morning traffic stop on Tuesday. Officer Chad Lail with the Lincolnton Police Department noticed a vehicle being driven suspiciously on East Main Street near Highway 321, officers said. Lail initiated a traffic stop and…