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Lincolnton Fire Department looks to future while embracing history

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For more than 100 years, the Lincolnton Fire Department has been serving the city and, within the current staff, the three longest-tenured staff members have a collective 85 years of service invested. Volunteer/Captain Brent Turner has served 34 years, Engineer Dave Ford has logged 26 and…

Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park proposal withdrawn

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Months of meetings, debate and a planning board recommendation have essentially been wiped from the record after Lincoln County commissioners voted to withdraw Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park’s application on Monday. That decision came after Planning and Inspections Director Andrew Bryant presented a letter from NFP Holdings,…

Jeff Gregory to challenge McHenry from the right in primary

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Discussing his progress Thursday, Kings Mountain native and Shelby resident Jeff Gregory called attention to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign slogan. The retired postmaster and Air Force veteran hopes to “Make America Great Again” by knocking off longtime incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in a 10th Congressional District…

Carney, Curtis trade barbs in state senate primary race

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer If the North Carolina District 44 senate race began in a heated frenzy, it appears to have boiled over thanks to the content of campaign mailers recently distributed to Iredell County residents. Incumbent Sen. David Curtis, a Denver Republican, sent out the flyers to voters in…

Cooperative Extension ready for Pie Day 2016

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County residents are encouraged to bring empty stomachs and full appetites to the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Jan. 28 for the Extension and Community Association’s annual National Pie Day celebration. More than 100 pies in total, two from each baker, are anticipated for…

Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park on BOC agenda tonight

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners are expected to deliver their final verdict on Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park when they meet at the James W. Warren Citizens Center tonight. The park, a proposed training facility for top young extreme sports athletes across the region, was recommended for denial by…

Board of Elections announces early voting sites, hours

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Elections has announced one-stop voting hours and polling locations in advance of the March 15 primary election. Lincoln County residents seeking to vote early can stop by the James W. Warren Citizens Center, the East Lincoln Community Center or the North…

Avery wants more public involvement in government

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Robert Avery’s speeches at Lincoln County commission meetings have grown to become nearly as frequent as the Pledge of Allegiance that opens each session. But rather than continuing to air out his grievances at the bi-monthly meetings, the Crouse native recently decided to run for commissioner…

Sain wins ‘Best of Show’ in photography competition

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Paula Sain took top honors and garnered a “Best of Show” nod from the Arts Council of Lincoln County in its annual amateur photography competition. Sain’s entry captured her father, James Bullington, 89, in mid-smile. “I knew when I saw the photo that it was going…

DOT continues to clear county roads

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer As Lincoln County uncovered itself on Friday from an overnight snowfall, Lincoln County Maintenance Engineer Lee Garrison and crews with the North Carolina Department of Transportation continued their work on primary roads and will begin clearing secondary roads when time allows. At 5 p.m. on Friday,…