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‘Price is Right’ fundraiser to benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The “Price is Right” benefit to raise money for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center (LCCACA) is returning for the 11th year to the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Funds raised from the event help LCCACA to protect…

Lincolnton Sportsman Club welcomes first female member

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Sportsman Club, founded in 1945, recently revised its bylaws to allow female members. The first woman, Lincolnton resident Teresa Caudle, was voted in on Feb. 16. “I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and was always ice fishing, regular…

Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved four rezoning requests and tabled a fifth during a meeting on Monday evening. Jerry Reese, a Charlotte attorney requesting an amendment to a previously approved residential development on Lake Norman, made some last-minute changes to his updated master plan…

Arts Council readies for Robinson-Lineberger literary competition

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting entries for the 34th annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. “We have found, over the years, that there are people from all walks of life who enter this competition,” Arts Council of Lincoln County executive director Deanna McGinnis said.…

Extension agent influenced many through the years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer David Choate, Lincoln County’s longtime agriculture extension agent, died Sunday at 81. Choate, an Army veteran and graduate of North Carolina State University, began working in Lincoln County in 1962 as a 4-H agent. He served as an agriculture extension agent in the Cooperative Extension…

Churches, universities come together to make prom magical

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Prom night is a special time for many high school juniors and seniors. For some, it’s the most important social event of their entire high school career and a rite of passage. Students often look forward to it for months or even years. But attendance…

Lincoln County Special Olympics holds bowling event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer More than 250 athletes competed this year at Lincoln County Special Olympics annual bowling competition on Thursday at Pin Station in Newton. Many of the competitors have been attending the event for years and have been brushing up on their skills during field trips to…

Commissioners considering wastewater treatment plant expansion

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A proposal for expanding the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant that could potentially double the sewer capacity in Lincoln County will likely be presented to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners next month. Lincoln County Public Works director Don Chamblee delivered a presentation on Thursday morning,…

Chamber to oversee Lincolnton events and marketing coordinator

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The chamber of commerce is in search of a new events and marketing coordinator to replace Abby Cole, who has accepted a marketing and public relations position with Partners Behavioral Health Management. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the City of Lincolnton,” Cole said. “This is my…

Commissioners to vote on five zoning cases

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will vote tonight on five zoning hearings that were held two weeks ago during a joint meeting between the commissioners and the planning board. The planning board has recommended commissioner approval in all five instances after consideration of the presented…

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