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City, county readying for Independence Day

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Staff report Preparations are already underway for Lincolnton’s 2014 July 4 Celebration. This year’s festivities will include the annual Window Decorating Contest and the City of Lincolnton’s July Fourth parade and fireworks. Children’s activities will also be offered earlier in the evening. Free children’s activities will be provided on North…

Family shares ways Drum-Wilkinson clan made mark on Lincoln County

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Drumsville can no longer be found on a map, but the once-thriving community is still shaping the lives of Lincoln and Catawba County citizens in very big ways. Businesses such as E.F. Drum Funeral Home, Drums Florist and Burke Christian Tours can all be traced back…

A budget is born

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents are gearing up for the Fourth of July and other fun summer festivities next month, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and county staff members are awaiting the start of the new fiscal year. Less than a week away, the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year will…

Shooting leaves one injured

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Anthony Gene Robinson, 29, of Lincolnton, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury following a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department were dispatched and en route to a disturbance call received from 1025…

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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