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JCPC aims to make a difference

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Juvenile Criminal Prevention Council will benefit from $164,923 in intervention and prevention state funds for the next fiscal year, according to an announcement made by Lincoln County. The amount is identical to the budget for this fiscal year. The JCPC board doesn’t…

In 68th year, city’s Easter Egg Hunt still a success

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William F. Keever, a multitalented man

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I asked William F. Keever what was something in his life he would never forget and he told me the following story. I’ve never interviewed a more multifaceted man than Keever is. In 1946, Keever joined what at that time was the Army Air Corps. After…

Man was trafficking methamphetamine from Ga.

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    Staff report   Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers arrested two men on felony drug charges on Wednesday in separate investigations. Deputies learned that a vehicle carrying methamphetamine was traveling through Lincoln County on the way to Catawba County, according to a press release, and stopped the vehicle.…

Around Town — 4-3-15

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        FRIDAY Church service Bethel Lutheran Church, at 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. Good Friday service Lander’s Chapel, on Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. SATURDAY Yard sale…

Power station makes safety a priority

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station was honored on Tuesday evening by the North Carolina Department of Labor for its 19th consecutive year of injury-free work production. The event was staged at the Lincoln Cultural Center and was co-sponsored by the state’s…

Arrests made in theft of jewelry, checks

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    Staff report   A 73-year-old Gastonia man has been charged with conspiring with another man to steal jewelry from a Lincolnton residence. Robert Clarence Stamey, 73, of 112 Washington Street in Gastonia, is a co-defendant of Glenn Wayne Helms, 52, of 115 Dalton Street in Cherryville, who was…

City will host hearings on Duke coal ash pit permits

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Despite potentially having to pay upward of $125 million in a federal settlement and a state fine, the nation’s largest utility company is pressing forward with wastewater permit renewal requests which nature advocates fear could contaminate local water. The permits, which are renewed…

Eagle Scout candidate stays close to home with project

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  LHS freshman builds flagpole, improves landscaping and dugouts at LMS     ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Jade Clark is not yet an Eagle Scout. The process is long and difficult, of course. Paperwork needs to be filled out. Tasks have to be completed. But the Lincolnton High School…

McHenry gets crash course at Rock Springs

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   When Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) toured Denver’s Rock Springs Elementary on Wednesday, he got a taste of what is perhaps the future of technology in education. The visit, a second stop on a tour that took the House of Representatives’ chief deputy…