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McHenry’s staff pay sparks new criticism

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver journalist and congressional candidate Ken Fortenberry has released new complaints against U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th District, in relation to his staff payroll. Fortenberry sent out a press release to area news media earlier this month claiming that McHenry’s payroll “has…

Overwhelmed by kindness

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Friday family expresses extreme gratitude to Lincolnton community as TV show reveals new home, ministry office FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor With more than 3,000 volunteers contributing to a new house for the family of James and Vonda Friday last week, ABC-TV is gambling on the community spirit shown by the…

Taping of TV holiday special continuing

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Ty Pennington of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” poses in Lincolnton this week during a segment taped at the Festival of Trees inside the old building. Singers rumor appears false JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Roughly 3,000 volunteers have been working tirelessly day and night this past week to build Lincolnton’s Friday…

Flaming truck closes US 321 off-ramp

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Firefighters douse remaining hot spots on a tractor trailer that burst into flames Thursday afternoon on U.S. 321. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The front section of a tractor trailer carrying cotton bales burst into flames Thursday afternoon while traveling northbound on U.S. 321, spilling diesel fuel and shutting down…

School Board agrees on new districts

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   When voters pick four members of the School Board next year, districts will be based on population and will be shaped as unbroken parcels of land, not multiple islands that don’t touch. After months of sometimes contentious discussions and public debate, the Lincoln County Board…

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…