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Pine Ridge Boys performing with Lowesville Gospel Concerts series

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Pine Ridge Boys will be returning to Lowesville Gospel Concerts on Saturday at 6 p.m. in a concert featuring new tunes from their recently released CD, “We are the Pine Ridge Boys.” This is the third time the Pine Ridge Boys have played at…

Veteran’s Day parade scheduled for Friday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The annual Lincoln County Veteran’s Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday. The parade, which lines up at 10 a.m. on Water Street, begins at Flint Street and ends at the courthouse. Participants will include the Marine Corps League color guard, the ROTC…

Lincoln County election results

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Results for contested local races:   Board of Commissioners (3) Anita McCall (R): 24,798 Rich Permenter (R): 22,125 Carrol Mitchem (R): 21,696 Elaine Jenkins (D): 13,854 Neil Underwood (D): 13,032   District Court Judge (27B) (includes Cleveland County) Meredith Shuford: 36,376 Justin Brackett: 35,767   Board of Education (At-Large) Heather Rhyne: 17,176 Andrew Dellinger: 11,943…

Senate candidate Deborah Ross makes Lincoln County visit

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Deborah Ross made a visit to the Lincoln County Democratic Party headquarters Monday afternoon, on the eve of Election Day. Ross, a Democrat and a former member of the North Carolina General Assembly and former director of the state chapter of the ACLU, is currently seeking…

Downtown Development Association to hire full-time, paid position

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton held a meeting last week to discuss a focus for the future following the City of Lincolnton’s reorganization of the Business and Community Development department earlier this year. When former Business and Community Development director Vicki Davis announced her resignation…

Habitat for Humanity ReStore moving to new home

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity (LCHH) ReStore has outgrown its former space on East Sycamore Street in Lincolnton and is in the process of moving to the storefront formerly occupied by Big Lots on North Aspen Street. “My goal was to get us a…

Lincolnton PD officers train with Army’s ‘Old Guard’

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department recently sent six of its officers to be trained to form a color guard. They were trained by the oldest active-duty infantry in the Army — the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as the “Old Guard.” “We went over policy…

City officials: Downtown Lincolnton recovering from recession

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer City officials have been hard at work in recent years with hopes of restoring vigor to downtown Lincolnton, which has seen its share of struggles since the recession. The implementation of incentive grants, rebate programs and revolving loans have helped draw business and development back to…

Marine Corps ball scheduled for Saturday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League is holding a Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Veterans Center, located at 508 Howards Creek School Road in Lincolnton. The Marines where formed when the members of the Continental…

Grant will help Tucker’s Grove make repairs

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer There was a time when just the arbor stood at Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting in Iron Station. The tents came later. That arbor, made from hand-hewn wood, has been standing for more than 140 years, and it’s starting to show its age. “When we came…