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BELL program provides enrichment for visually impaired

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Braille Enrichment Literacy for Learning program concluded a two-week program today that enabled eight area children ages 5-14 to write, cook, read and interact with other visually impaired peers. Most students in the program were the only blind children at their schools and didn’t often…

Overtime law changes could affect county

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer County Manager Kelly Atkins briefly warned commissioners Monday that a federal law change could impact how local governments classify and pay their employees. Last month, President Barack Obama and the Department of Labor announced a proposal that would extend overtime pay to almost five million workers…

Local students to perform with Baptist all-state choir

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Group will perform at First Baptist in Lincolnton on Sunday PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Eight Lincolnton youths will join 85 others from around the state for a string of six choral performances around the western region of the state. On July 19, the participants met for rehearsal at Gardner-Webb University…

Status quo not good enough for GOP mayoral candidate

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Republican Brandon Sigmon will face Democratic mayoral hopeful Ed Hatley in Lincolnton’s general election on Nov. 3. The assistant service manager at Mike Johnson Toyota of Hickory was raised in nearby Maiden but has called Lincolnton home for about two years. The Navy veteran, 31, is the…

Drugs, guns found during home search

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two people and secured warrants against a third for possession of marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, weapons and ballistic vests. Deputies were investigating a tip on Friday that marijuana was being sold at 1944 Brevard Place Road in Iron Station. When they went…

Timeline unclear for depot relocation

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Carolina and North Western Railroad Freight Depot, which is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will soon rest at its new home in Newton where it can be preserved, observed and enjoyed by railroad and Lincolnton history enthusiasts. The depot became a…

Commissioners OK demolition of parts of Gamble Drive hospital

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In approving the demolition of portions of property at the former hospital facility at 200 Gamble Drive in Lincolnton, Lincoln County commissioners took a step forward Monday to moving county offices. Now county officials are tasked with finding new places for the departments that currently call…

Two dead in separate accidents

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Staff report Two people were killed in separate vehicle accidents in Lincoln County over the weekend. A man was killed Friday morning when a truck he was driving struck a guardrail near mile marker 30 on Highway 321 near the Lincoln County-Catawba County line, according to troopers with the North…

‘Siggy’ retires, YMCA celebrates tenure

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The impact that Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald made on the community in 15 short years as facilities director for the Lincolnton YMCA was apparent on Thursday. Co-workers and friends gathered to send the German-born man with the big smile off into retirement with a bang. “I’m very…

Saine named budget chair

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer When budget negotiations heated back up again in the North Carolina General Assembly last week, Lincoln County Rep. Jason Saine was appointed to a key role as state lawmakers continued to try to hammer out an agreement. Saine, a Republican who has served in the House…