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Mount Anderson pastor heeded the call at age 38

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Rev. Donald Cline isn’t someone who always knew he’d enter the ministry. He was 38 years old and a supervisor at Cochrane Furniture when he felt the call. “I actually felt God’s call to the ministry later on in life,” said Cline, a Lincolnton native and the pastor of Mount…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

UW accepts used prom dresses to give to teens

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Women holding on to their slightly-used, now-useless prom dresses have a chance to give them to a new home – the United Way of Lincoln County. “Mothers and grandmothers go out and spend lots of money on the gowns, and they just hang in the closet,” said Cathy Davis, executive…

County committee selections made

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Appointments to Lincoln County’s Board of Health and Natural Resources Committee recently were approved. Margaret Dollar, county health director, recommended two members be appointed to the Board of Health. Dr. Cordell Scott II, who serves in the children’s clinic of Lincoln Dental Health Services, was recommended to replace Dr. Jack…

Health educator’s mission is sex ed

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Public health educator Mercedes Murray has several priority areas at the Lincoln County Health Department, but one is clearly her passion. Murray, a graduate of Illinois University with a master’s degree in public health, is working in Lincoln County through a Healthy Carolinians grant. The priority areas in which she…

Home on the lake? You pay more

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Matt and Connie Zmijewski said building a home on the shores of Lake Norman was a dream come true. But reality smacked the couple in the pocketbook after they received notice that the county reassessed their property. Their 4,000 square-foot home near Unity Church Road nearly tripled in value to…

Pricey view from manufactured home

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John Rowley may now be one of the wealthiest manufactured home owners in Lincoln County. His 1982 Titan model singlewide composed of particleboard and beige vinyl siding is valued at $50,000. But it’s sitting on roughly a half-million dollars in real estate. Perched on a cove off Cindy Lane with…

Question of the Week

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Do you think your new eastern Lincoln County property value is fair? Stan White, Denver: “No. I was looking at other houses close to my home and there are inconsistencies. I’ve lived here since the early 1980s. The values went up about 60 percent or so. When I saw it…