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Commissioners to consider state grant money for emergency shelter

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to approve to agree and accept a $101,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management for a Western Shelter Project at its meeting tonight. The board is also being…

Christian Ministry looks to stock shelves with toys for Christmas

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Turnout was high for city elections

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer This year’s City Council elections brought more voters to polls than usual. According to Lincoln County’s Director of Elections Bradley Putnam, 1,934 votes were cast in this year’s City Council elections, meaning roughly 32% of Lincolnton’s residents voted. “Compared to the 2011 elections, we were up…

Church sexton finds his calling at St. Luke’s

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Glen Thorpe will never forget the day a mother and her daughter mistook him for a ghost while he cleaned in and around the headstones at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. The 52-year-old church sexton had momentarily walked behind one of the graveyard’s large, shaded…

Fundraiser aims to help fight child abuse

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Collections for Operation Christmas Child set to begin

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Shoeboxes filled with toys and other children’s items will soon make their annual debut in Lincoln County as Operation Christmas Child’s (OCC) National Collection Week commences on Monday. Last year, area residents packed 4,500 boxes, according to Kristin Turner, media relations coordinator for the…

Chimney fire claims home in Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County home suffered significant damage Thursday following an early morning house fire. Firefighters with Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded first to the scene, located at 1046 West N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, according to Asst. Chief Mike Huss. Not only did crews witness…

Denver residents discuss Shea Homes proposal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Denver residents gathered Thursday night to learn and express their concerns regarding the construction of a new adult living community. City Planner Walter Fields and SHEA Communities Marketing General Manager Jay Seymoure led the discussion. So far, Fields and SHEA Homes have worked with Lincoln County…

Doctor charged with patient rape indicted

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A grand jury returned three indictments today against a former Lincolnton doctor accused of raping a patient during the 1990s. John Everett Marshall, 59, of 466 Jerry Crump Road, was indicted on felony charges of first-degree rape, conspiracy and sexual offense by a custodian, according to…

Veterans honored with parade

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