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County battles childhood obesity

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Child Nutrition employees in Lincoln County are hopeful that new regulations for what students are putting on their trays in local cafeterias, and programs such as  N.C. Farm to School will help decrease, or at least slow down, the child obesity rate in the county. “Childhood…

Mercury discovered in western Lincoln County

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly three pounds of mercury were located inside a barn Tuesday on the county’s western end. Assistant Emergency Manager for the county, Bill Summers, said residents of home on Frank Cline Road in Howards Creek were cleaning out a barn on their property when they found…

Council splits again on school officer

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer In an expected reversal of a decision made last week, the Lincolnton City Council decided during its special called meeting Tuesday night to reinstate funding into the proposed 2012-2013 budget for a School Resource Officer position at Lincolnton High School. Council members voted 2-1 in favor…

Guilty plea in DWI murder

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Sherrills Ford man pleaded guilty to murder earlier this week in a Catawba County courtroom in connection with a wreck last winter that killed a Denver woman and injured her son. According to various news media outlets, 43-year-old Brian Hieb pled guilty to second-degree murder…

Firefighters go through the paces

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Firefighters from the South Fork, Lincolnton, Crouse, and High Shoals fire departments, supported by Lincoln EMS personnel, participated in a controlled burn exercise on Monday. During the exercise they gained crucial experience with issues such as exposure control, water supply operation, and communication between agencies and fellow firefighters.…

School Board looks for fixes to long-term problems

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Several School Board members responded in frustration Monday as they looked at badly needed construction projects for which there just isn’t enough funding. “This is just an embarrassment at this point,” School Board member Bob Silver said. Board Chairman Ed Hatley agreed with Silver, but wants…

Sheriff’s Office expands to new location

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Sheriff’s Office will soon have administrative services available in the eastern part of the county. Starting June 4, civil process and administrative services will also be located in the Charlie District Office, located at 1889 North Highway 16 in Denver, a department press release said.…

County hesitant on Westport action

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners expressed some hesitancy during their meeting Monday night to pursue regulations regarding vacation rental homes within the county after receiving an update on complaints stemming from one such property in the Westport community of Denver. As previously reported,…

Commissioners to be updated on Wesport rental

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Members of the Westport community in Denver recently aired their complaints regarding disturbances stemming from a neighborhood vacation home before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. An update on the situation is expected to be given during the board’s meeting tonight. Remarks from several Westport homeowners…

Lincolnton man faces rape charges

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man has been accused of raping a physically helpless woman over a period of three months, deputies have said. Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey charged Steve Castillo, Jr., 32, of 706 Clark Creek Road, with three counts of second-degree rape. A department press release revealed…