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Man finds success in own resolve

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Van Vlack stays true to Marine Corps saying, ‘adapt and overcome.’ PHIL PERRY Staff Writer American screenwriter Joss Whedon once said, “Show a man peril and you will find out who he really is.” Mark Van Vlack, 35, is a man with a story. His story, like some, is rich…

Large Denver development to get another public meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A second community involvement meeting for Rivercross, a proposed mixed-use East Lincoln residential and retail development, is scheduled to take place Tuesday night. According to Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, Southeastern Land Development, LLC is requesting “the rezoning of 116 acres from B-N (Neighborhood Business)…

Curtis, Saine sworn in for new terms

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Catawba Springs student wins county spelling bee

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Stolen trail camera sent back photos of suspects

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Staff report More than two dozen calls to law enforcement resulted in the arrest of two Lincolnton men accused of stealing a pair of trail cameras from a Lincolnton property. Billy Ray Green, Jr., 29, of 305 Elizabeth Avenue, and Scottie Andrew Brooks, 33, of 828 Hoffman Road, were charged…

Eaddy on sewer debtors: ‘Cut them off’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer If one of Lincolnton’s city councilmen has his way, delinquent sewer customers on “Route 90” will soon have their service cut off. The hitch to that plan is that those city sewer customers live outside the city limits, are served by the county for water and…

Local man given state’s highest honor

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Councilman works toward downtown park

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Councilman Devin Rhyne unveiled plans for a downtown park and green space at a council meeting Wednesday night. While the project is still in its infancy, Rhyne presented conceptual art, designed by Stacey Smith of Gallery 27. Features of the Downtown Park and green…

LHS solar oven project students cross borders

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton High School’s science students are examining the power of solar energy in a new light. Students from Kathy Bosiak’s Earth and Environmental Science class presented their final creations at a solar oven conference Wednesday morning. The assignment: to take a box of their choosing and…

Hospital donates new playhouse to daycare center

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Community leaders assembled at A Place to Grow on a mission: to breathe life into a newly acquired playhouse. “The playhouse is more than just a place where kids can play,” said Kathy Vinzant, executive director of United Way, in an email. “It’s going to allow…