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Nonprofit offers funds for home rehabs

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may soon have the opportunity to get $45,000 to rehabilitate their homes. Through a grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and distributed by the non-profit organization Community Link, prospective families may qualify for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient, make…

SC deputy cleared in shooting of Lincolnton man

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Staff report Prosecutors announced Thursday that the South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old Lincolnton man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during a traffic stop will not be charged.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division received a letter from Solicitor Kevin Brackett stating…

Tucker’s Grove brings back good memories

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Young, old share faith at camp meeting ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Report The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting kicked off on Friday evening with the Blessing of the Grounds. One by one, the tents that dot the grounds began to light up with residents. According to Louis McClain, chairman of the camp…

Cycle shop owner to host benefit for mother battling ovarian cancer

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Keith Isenberg knows a thing or two about winning a race. The owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, Isenberg understands full well that to beat the odds and come out on top, it takes hard work and dedication. When his…

Lincoln Charter School students head back to school today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents and students alike lined up around Lincoln Charter School on Monday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially began. With all of the changes being made to the internal and external structure of the school, Lincolnton campus principal Rachael Greer is more than ready to…

Teachers protest education policy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local teachers and their supporters joined forces Wednesday at the county’s courthouse as part of a statewide silent protest against facets of North Carolina’s public education policy. According to Lincoln County chapter president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Dana Avery, chapters of the NCAE…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins today

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Charlotte woman charged with stealing credit card

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Kathy Joyce Canipe, 52, of 945 North College Street in Charlotte, is currently behind bars at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincoln County after confessing to using a credit card that was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of SABO USA Inc.…

Quadruplet brothers reach Eagle Scout

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Josh and Jake Massey stand out for many reasons. The 14-year-old quadruplet brothers and members of the East Lincoln High School band recently achieved one of the highest honors in the Boy Scouts of America, earning their Eagle Scout awards. Recognized on Aug. 2 at Unity…

Plant expansion plans on agenda for commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss several proposals from the Lincoln County Public Works and Utilities department. Public Works director Don Chamblee will speak to commissioners regarding a motion to approve an engineering study regarding a water treatment plant expansion. Based upon…