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Council revisits closed-session actions

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council conducted a special called meeting Wednesday night regarding two items council members had questionably acted upon in closed session at the Dec. 1 regular meeting. Discussion and action on both the city manager’s contract and the proposed letter to the online…

NL parents take football concerns to the board

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Parents at North Lincoln High School who have been pushing for a more competitive football program took center stage during the public comments portion of Wednesday’s Lincoln County School Board meeting, but their actual aims and goals remained unclear. Although North Lincoln High School is…

Musicians to play Saturday benefit concert for ELHS

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Clinton Cunanan of Pumpkin Center performs on guitar with his band, Another Lost Year. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “When it’s all said and done, it’s about the students,” Clinton Cunanan, lead singer for Another Lost Year, said. He and three other musicians formed the alternative rock band in February…

Special meeting to discuss city’s previous action

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Legality of December 1 votes  in closed session in doubt SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will conduct a special called meeting tonight in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to “discuss previous action taken” during the Dec. 1 regular meeting, according…

Tax agents shut down businesses

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LTN Staff Reports   Two longtime staples of Lincoln County’s restaurant industry were closed late last week as a result of alleged tax evasion by the owners. Aunt Bessie’s on North Aspen Street and It’s Grill on East Main Street, both in Lincolnton, were shut down by the North Carolina…

School Board set to adopt new districts

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education is expected to adopt new election districts during tonight’s meeting. The board has narrowed the final choices down to three, known as Plan 13, 14 and 15. Under recently adopted legislation sponsored by former N.C. Rep. Johnathan Rhyne, future…

Tearing down the house

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James and Devonda Friday’s home in Lincolnton is demolished Monday for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show as cast, crew and volunteers watch and record the demolition. A larger home is being built for the Fridays at the site.…

Deputies: Drug sting leads to heroin bust

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After nearly three weeks of undercover work, Sheriff’s narcotics officers busted two Iron Station residents for heroin possession Monday night. Angel Elizabeth Marie Moses, 22, of 6128 Nolen Acres Lane, and Joshua Lee Nolen, 27, of 6125 Nolen Acres Lane, have each been placed under…

Denver motorist charged for cocaine after traffic stop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies charged a Denver man with cocaine possession following a traffic stop in the eastern end of the county on Tuesday. Authorities said they stopped the vehicle after noticing a headlight was burned out. The stop occurred around 2 p.m. on N.C. 27, near Asbury Church…

EL fire team plans 3rd year aiding needy kids

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The East Lincoln Fire Department is hoping to do its part this holiday season in helping the community by taking several needy children and their families Christmas shopping Thursday as part of its third-annual ELF Project. Fire officials expect to aid more than 100 children…