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Rising Sun holds 18th annual ‘Mugathon’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For 18 years, Rising Sun Pottery of Lincolnton has held a benefit for the Humane Society of Lincoln County. What started out as a small gesture has grown and developed into a community-driven event with time-tested results. Rising Sun Pottery owner Gary Lee, a cat enthusiast,…

County budget moving toward completion

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Kelly Atkins spends hours daily making sure it’s ready. Though it won’t go into law until July 1, preparing the county’s annual budget is a bear of a task. The new county manager, who took the helm in December, often works into the early morning just…

Development ordinance becomes contentious

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer When proposed amendments to Lincoln County’s unified development ordinance popped onto county commissioners’ agenda for an April 6 public hearing, the topic was bound to produce heated arguments on either side of the issue. Originally presented by East Lincoln and West Lincoln area councils of the…

Student Outreach Service hosts first 5K run

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A group of Lincoln County high school and middle school students have organized a fundraiser in the form of a 5K run that will benefit two local non-profit organizations and one at the international level. The self-titled group “Student Outreach Service” or “S.O.S.” has been successful…

Deputies arrest most of 50 drug suspects targeted in county sweep

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  Lincoln County deputies said 24 suspects have been taken into custody during “Operation 50-50″ on Lincoln County warrants. Investigators from Lincoln County and Catawba County targeted 100 suspected drug dealers in the operation. Most of the arrests were made during an early morning push on Wednesday. Deputies said the…

Few faces friendly to Duke Energy at hearing

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Duke Energy couldn’t count an ally among the 22 people who spoke at a public hearing at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton on Wednesday night. Duke is applying for stormwater and wastewater renewal permits that would allow the company to drain water from…

Plan to move county offices to new building taking shape

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For more than five years, it seemed inevitable that Lincoln County officials would vote to move several of their offices into the old hospital on Gamble Drive, after an extensive and costly renovation. More recently, it appeared possible the court system would be joining county offices…

Catawba, Lincoln deputies target 100 drug suspects

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Staff report Narcotics investigators from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined forces this morning to arrest 100 suspected drug offenders. Teams of officers from both jurisdictions were assigned lists of suspects that were the target of warrants in “Operation 50-50,” according to a press…

Yellow bows go up for deployed troops

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  Ribbons will stay up until soldiers return from Bahrain ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Dale Punch hopes the bright yellow ribbons deliver an appropriate message. The Vietnam War veteran was one of many who volunteered at the American Legion in Lincolnton on Monday night to construct 104 of the…

Public decries new county animal law

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        ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   If the nearly 100 people who packed into the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium accomplished anything on Monday night, they made sure their voices were heard. Seventeen spoke during a public hearing, all but one deriding a drafted animal services…