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Council members discuss changes to city employee insurance at budget meeting

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s city council members continued their budget discussions at their meeting Wednesday night at City Hall. According to City Manager Jeff Emory, several changes have been made to the original budget proposals. “This is a whole new set of expenditures…basically every department changed,” he said.…

Troopers: Vehicle struck and killed Lincolnton woman in hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Troopers said they are searching for a person believed to have struck and killed a Lincolnton woman Wednesday night in a fatal hit-and-run. The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Maiden Highway at Summerow Road in Lincolnton, according to Trooper C. Casey with the…

County experiences three-hour 911 outage

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Staff report Lincoln County’s 911 system struggled with a sporadic three-hour outage early Wednesday morning. According to a press release from assistant county manager Martha Lide, the 911 telecommunications personnel first experienced problems with the system at 5:45 a.m., when all incoming 911-phone lines rang simultaneously. Upon answering these calls,…

Candidate stumps in Lincolnton

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    Asheville challenger hopes to unseat Republican incumbent in November ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Congressional candidate Tate MacQueen shared his vision for a united North Carolina with Lincoln County residents Tuesday night at the county’s Democratic Headquarters in Lincolnton. For the past 20 years, MacQueen has served as…

Trio charged for local thefts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press…

County gets first look at budget

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   County Manager Tracy Jackson shared the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with county commissioners at their meeting Monday night. Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its first budget workshop on Friday at noon at the Citizens Center. According to Jackson, this…

Ugandan youth choir shares song, culture with students

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 20 children from Uganda’s Royal School & Orphanage spent time with students at Love Memorial Elementary School this week. The African children, who ranged in age from 9 to 16, are part of the school’s prestigious choir, Ugandan Thunder, which travels…

Preacher sentenced for stalking

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local preacher was sentenced Monday in a Lincoln County courtroom after a district court judge found him guilty of stalking a relative earlier this year. Alan Hoyle, 53, of Lincolnton, was arrested on the misdemeanor stalking charge on April 1, according to the Lincoln County…

City, county to hold budget work sessions

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Staff report Government budget season is in full force this week, with both city and county officials holding budget workshops. Lincolnton’s City Council will hold its second budget workshop today at 6 p.m. at City Hall. According to City Clerk Donna Flowers, the purpose of the meeting is to continue…

Patriots win again at Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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American Patriots defeated British Loyalists on the battlefield at Jacob Ramsour’s gristmill on June 20, 1780. Each year, re-enactors visit the site of the battle to share with visitors stories from the fight and trades and skills from the Revolutionary War period. ABOVE: Re-enactors fire their weapons during a demonstration…