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City readying to roll out new trash bins

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Northern Lincolnton residents will be the first in the city to receive city-provided trash containers in 2015, the first step in an effort to decrease the waste-stream and improve residential recycling trends. Veteran Public Works employees Steve Littlejohn and Salvador Sosa were given the honor on…

Lincolnton hardware store marks 50 years of family business

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s hard to imagine that Saine Ace Hardware began in a space that occupied less than 1,500 square feet. Fifty years ago, Kenneth Saine and his young wife Alta saved their money and decided that they wanted to own their own business. “I was selling furniture…

Bluegrass festival grew out of family’s love for being together

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for education of its virtue. — Plato Unlike most music festivals, where profit is the goal, the Catawba Valley Music Revival, formerly known as the Coot Williams Road Music Festival, uses its proceeds to provide soul…

Around Town — 9-5-14

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FRIDAY The Little Mermaid The Hickory Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, running until September 21 at the Jeffers Theatre in Hickory. For ticket prices and show times, please call (828) 328 – 2283. Horseshoe Doubles Tournament Gaston Count Parks and Recreation will host a horseshoe doubles tournament at George…

Criminal Charges — 9-5-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Andre Kilgore, 24, of 4767 Stratford Lane in Denver was charged August 30 with one count weapon possession by felon. A $2500 secured bond was set. Steven Andrew Wyatt, 29, of 302 N Pilot Knob Road in Denver was charged…

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, 529…

City Council approves DOT contract

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a project agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting Thursday night that would begin improvements to the intersection of East Main Street and Generals Boulevard. According to City Manager Jeff Emory, the city has been working on…

Local man named American Legion’s national chaplain

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Randy Cash stepped onto the national stage Aug.28, as the retired Navy chaplain took the oath of office to become National Chaplain for the American Legion. An active member of American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton and a faculty member at the Navy Chaplaincy…

Bank employee arrested for fraud

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A former employee of Fifth Third Bank in Boger City has been arrested on fraud charges by Lincolnton Police officers. Jeffrey Dean Etchison, Jr., 33, of 113 West College Street, Apartment E in Stanley, was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation into a fraudulent withdrawal at…

Students rally around sick classmate

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Ending the 2013-2014 school year was supposed to be exciting. For most students, it was the beginning of summer and the eventual promise of being one year closer to graduation. For a rising junior at North Lincoln High School named Simon Oaida, the year ended with…