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State unemployment rate rises slightly

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Staff report The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, increasing 0.2 percent from April’s revised rate of 6.2 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce report. The national rate, however, remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. Nationally, the number of persons unemployed was 9,799,000, while the…

Arts Council announces grants, woodturning exhibit

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants, through August 15. Providing quality arts experiences since 1977, the program uses a per capita based formula and partners with all 100 counties in the state to enable arts…

The boys of summer

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Student privacy, business bills move through GA

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Staff report Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031, co-sponsored by Lincoln County Republican Rep. Jason Saine, into law Tuesday afternoon. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the bill will create a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business…

Inmate injured after throwing self from jail’s second floor

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UPDATE: According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Hubbard signed an unsecured bond of $30,000 at CMC – Main and later signed herself out, against medical advice. The extent of her injuries and her current condition are unknown. ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that…

Groups mark anniversary of Ramsour’s Mill

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County’s first paintball facility on its way

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first professional paintball facility is expecting to open its doors this fall. Owner John “Kirk” Bailey received the green light from the county’s Board of Commissioners at the June 16 meeting, where they unanimously voted to approve his conditional use permit for Lake Norman…

Program aims to curb hunger in local kids this summer

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools system is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service website, the Summer Food Service Program was created in 1968. As a three-year pilot, the program provided grants to…

City cops charge Iredell man for growing pot

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Staff report Police said they arrested an Iredell County man on June 17 and accused him of possessing nearly 200 grams of marijuana inside a Lincolnton residence, and growing more than a dozen marijuana plants at a home in Mooresville. Walter Belfield II, of 179 Asbury Circle in Mooresville, was…

Lincolnton Animal Hospital triples space with new facility

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton Animal Hospital celebrated its grand opening at its new location Saturday. The hospital made the transition to its North Generals Boulevard location on May 24. According to Lincolnton Animal Hospital owner and veterinarian Dr. Karen Miller, the high client demand and lack of space…