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Cosmetologist brightens days at Denver assisted living facility

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer For many senior citizens, the thought of living out their final years in an assisted living community is a dreadful last resort. That’s not a knock on the senior center employees who dedicate countless hours to caring for the elderly, but an acknowledgement of the harsh…

Zoning hearings on neighborhood, charter schools scheduled

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will conduct five public hearings during a joint meeting with the planning board on May 1. Of those hearings, only one is related to a substantial new residential development. Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. is requesting the rezoning of…

County to consider microbrewery referendum for Catawba Springs

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A petition was brought before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday night requesting an ABC referendum on the next county ballot. The petition, presented to the board by former East Lincoln Betterment Association president George Barr, would permit microbreweries and stand-alone beer bars in…

Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse marks 10 years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse (LCCACA) and the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, which opened its doors on July 7, 2007, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday at a ceremony held at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “Ten years of serving victims in…

Renowned bluegrass group to perform in Lowesville

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee will be returning to the stage at Lowesville Gospel Concerts in Lowesville on Saturday. The founding members of the quartet, Tim Graves and Daryl Mosley, were working at the Grand Ole Opry and they felt they needed…

Seven arrested on felony drug charges

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Staff report Seven people are facing felony drug charges following the conclusion of several Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigations. Detectives said the investigations were targeting alleged dealers of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Four of the suspects have been arrested, three…

Lincoln County airport airfield named in honor of David E. Lowe

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The airfield at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport was officially named in honor of airport authority chairman David Lowe during a ceremony Tuesday evening. “I’ve worked with the airport for many, many years, but I never expected anything to be named in my honor during the…

Former LHS football coach collecting team’s history

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Richard Smith made his own history during his tenure at Lincolnton High School. The former head coach of the school’s football team is now on a journey tracing the history of those football coaches and players who were there before his time. It all started…

LMS student participates in White House Easter Egg Roll

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The White House Easter Egg Roll is one of the nation’s great traditions, dating back 139 years to the Rutherford B. Hayes presidency in 1878. Thousands of children descend upon the White House each year with long-handled spoons in hand to roll a wooden Easter egg…

Science center proposal gains traction at commissioner’s meeting

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Block Smith Gym in Lincolnton may soon become a science center following a presentation delivered to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening. Edward McFadden, founder and chairman of STEM Career Path Project, Inc. has offered to purchase the building from the county…