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Veteran servant takes over at city HR department

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s new Director of Human Resources is a well-versed public servant of the city. Tanya Osborne began her position as Human Resources Director on Dec. 31 of this past year. Having worked at City Hall for the past 13 years, Osborne is no newcomer to the…

MLK celebration held on Court Square

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Local business manager sentenced for sex crime

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A former Lincolnton business manager commenced a jail sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this month to sexually abusing a step-grandchild in Burke County nearly seven years ago. Samuel Logan Higdon, 67, of 8834 Gus Peeler Road in Connelly Springs, will serve a 60-day split sentence…

Copper wiring stolen from Denver buisness

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for the culprit who cut thousands of dollars in copper wiring out of the walls of an eastern county business that is under construction. Ross Bulla, owner of Black Site, LLC, in Denver, contacted deputies about the incident around 10 a.m. Friday after…

ECA getting ready for pie

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Members of Lincoln County’s Extension and Community Association, a group of volunteers for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will offer citizens a savory and sweet taste-testing treat this Thursday. The event coincides with National Pie Day, a holiday celebrated every Jan. 23. According to Event Chair Lucille…

Community meeting for large-scale Denver development coming up

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A second community involvement meeting is scheduled to take place this Thursday regarding the construction of a new adult living community in Denver. SHEA Homes Limited Partnership is requesting to rezone approximately 600 acres to construct up to 1,650 single-family detached and attached residential homes. According…

Local 4-H’ers strut their stuff at Lincolnton event

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Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King

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Officials give details on student athlete drug testing program

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education members voted last Tuesday to implement a drug testing policy for the county’s student athletes. The policy, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, will require a drug testing company to perform random drug tests of all Lincoln County…

Pair caught with mobile meth lab in Maiden

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man and woman are charged with harboring ingredients for making a mobile methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle, police said. Maiden Police stopped the suspects’ silver 2000 Dodge Neon on Saturday while the two were traveling down Water Plant Road in Maiden, an…