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Relay for Life held in city

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Second ABC store opens in city

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The western Lincolnton ABC Store officially opened for business this morning. The store, located at 627 Riverside Drive, joins the main location on Stanford Road in Boger City as a city liquor option. It will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Monday-Saturday. The…

Sheriff’s Office loses top narcotics lieutenant to Catawba County

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Starting May 11, Jason Reid will have a much shorter commute to work. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics lieutenant and father of two has accepted a position leading the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office’s narcotics, vice and interdiction unit where his father, Coy Reid, serves as…

Pastor recognized for humanitarian work through state’s highest honor

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Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented to Rev. Joe Ervin   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Order of The Long Leaf Pine Society recognizes North Carolinians who demonstrate exemplary service or make exceptional contributions to the state or their communities. It is the most prestigious…

Puppy mill bill back in legislature

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the second time in two years, a bill that would regulate puppy mills successfully made its way through the North Carolina House of Representatives. House Bill 159, which passed by an 86-28 vote on April 22, was written to establish standards of care for large…

UDO on Planning Board agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer When the Lincoln County Planning Board finishes discussing public hearing items at Monday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting and heads downstairs to continue its session, it is expected to finally form a recommendation on proposed changes to the county’s unified development ordinance. Previously, the East Lincoln…

Sheriff to commissioners: ‘I feel disrespected’

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  PHIL PERRY and ADAM LAWSON Staff Writers After Lincoln County commissioners held a marathon meeting on Tuesday to discuss the county budget one final time before it is presented at a May 18 meeting, Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter was very candid about his feelings toward commissioners — specifically,…

Howards Creek FD celebrates 50 years

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Firefighters come a long way since humble beginnings   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer There have been many changes since 1964. During that year, The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” topped the pop charts and the Ford Mustang debuted at New York’s World Fair. In western Lincoln County, a…

Deputies arrest two for drugs

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  Staff report Two men are facing felony drug charges after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators made arrests in eastern Lincoln County on Wednesday. Deputies saw what a press release described as a suspicious vehicle on Highway 16 and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 73 near the Hunter’s…

Schools may get athletics funding

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer If the Lincoln County Board of Education gets what it asks for, local high school athletics could get a significant funding boost. The board asked county commissioners for $20,000 for each of four area high schools to restore some funding for athletic needs. “If you’ve been…