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NCWorks Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. PACKERS Job…

Help sought for family displaced by fire

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A Saturday evening house fire in Howard’s Creek has left a family displaced and a community reaching out to help. The Speakman family lost everything they owned when their doublewide mobile home was lost due to either an electric heater malfunction or an electrical issue with…

Criminal Charges — 2-11-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Brian Alexander Barrett, 33, of 198 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 6 with one count each of assault inflicting serious injury and injury to real property. Terry A. Varner, 38, of 3080 Beaver Dam Ln. in Lincolnton…

Children with visual impairments get support through program

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Staff Writer Imagine being a child with a visual impairment. Imagine being that child and suddenly you see things differently than you have ever seen them before. That is what the Early Learning Sensory Support Program for Children With Visual Impairments does. The program’s members help children with vision impairments…

Career Expo set for Thursday

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Staff report Lincoln County Advanced Manufacturing Partners and Lincoln County Schools will host a career expo for 400 high school career and technical education students on Thursday. “The Career Expo: Manufacturing a Future That Works” will highlight careers, educational opportunities and promote future employers. Participating companies in the expo include:…

Phase I of county office move gets under way

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Last month, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with the relocation of several county offices out of downtown Lincolnton into the 160,000 square-foot facility at the old Lincoln County Hospital. The plan is for the site to house nearly 20 county departments. The…

Forest Service investigating fire that destroyed manufacturer

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The North Carolina Forest Service is investigating a fire that destroyed a manufacturer in Denver on Sunday. The blaze began as a brush fire, investigators said. “We are in the very early stages of this investigation,” Chase Payne said. The Lincoln County forest ranger was able…

Machine gun, SWAT gear stolen

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Staff report A submachine gun and a firearm and law enforcement gear were stolen during a break-in of a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s home and patrol vehicle, reported Sunday in Catawba County. Sgt. Robert Jefferies returned on Sunday morning from a weekend trip to find that his home and…

Deputies: Woman took more than $100k

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Staff report A Catawba County woman has been charged with stealing from her employer by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they’ve been investigating Donna Marie Varin, 50, of 2540 Pinnacle Drive in Catawba, for nearly two months. She’s been charged with one felony count of embezzlement in excess…

Around Town ~ 2-11-15

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TODAY Environmental Review Board meeting The Environmental Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. at the Citizens Center, at 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton. For more information call (704) 736-8501. THURSDAY Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp, 1616 Gen. R.F. Hoke/Col. W.J. Hoke Lincolnton…