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‘Bikers Against Child Abuse’ ride to help abused kids

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It may be hard to imagine members of a motorcycle group allowing a child to paint their fingernails or put glitter in their beards, but those that belong to Bikers Against Child Abuse or “BACA” are not your run-of-the-mill bikers. They all look the part…

Lackey happy to be back as North Lincoln athletic director

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Returning to the position of athletic director after an eight-year hiatus, North Lincoln High School’s Mark Lackey has been involved in athletics his whole life and is looking forward to getting back to it. “I enjoy all aspects of athletics, making sure things are done…

Historical association receives donation of items from world wars

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Historical Association was recently gifted with an extraordinary family collection by Mary Beth Page of Greensboro. The donated items include two Red Cross uniforms formerly belonging to her grandmother, Mary Anne Newcomb, one from World War I and the other from World…

Lincoln Charter students help prepare GED programs

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A group of Lincoln Charter School seventh graders from the Denver campus both brushed up on their math skills and completed a valuable community project this semester. They partnered with Gaston College to help provide math instruction to adult learners studying to receive GEDs. “The…

Denver man’s artistry on display on NASCAR trophies

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Mike Dunlap up watching his dad, who was a fighter pilot in World War II, making plastic kit models of the airplanes he flew. He first started making plastic kit models of airplanes and cars when he was about 7. When he was 28, as…

Lincoln County Animal Services on a ‘no-kill’ mission

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A strategic plan that was adopted to help the Lincoln County Animal Shelter reach “no-kill” designation has spurred significant operational changes within the county’s animal services department. To become the first open-admission, government-run “no-kill” shelter in the state of North Carolina, Lincoln County must achieve a…

Rep. Saine talks NC House budget proposal

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer North Carolina House budget subcommittees discussed sections of the proposed spending plan on Thursday. The full document, complete with specific numbers regarding teacher salaries and tax policy, will likely be unveiled on Tuesday. The House and Senate have settled on a $22.9 billion spending plan, although…

Lincoln Charter School holds graduation ceremonies

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County graduation season began on Friday with graduation ceremonies for Lincoln Charter School’s (LCS) Denver campus on Friday and the Lincolnton campus on Saturday. A total of 146 seniors graduated, with the bulk of the graduates coming from the Denver campus. Cory Martin gave…

City budget hearing scheduled for Thursday evening

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincolnton residents will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed city budget for Fiscal Year 2018 during a public hearing scheduled for Thursday evening. The budget, crafted by City Manager Steve Zickefoose with feedback from the Lincolnton City Council and various department heads, currently…

Lincoln County Memorial Day events set for this weekend

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer While Memorial Day is often thought of as the harbinger of the summer season, the first visit to the beach and starting up the barbecue, the true meaning of the holiday is often overlooked. Memorial Day is intended as a day to honor those who…