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Local shop helps the handicapped bowl

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Bradley Duke’s business, Double D Fabrication, may be small, but the company is making a big name for itself, making bowling ball ramps for handicapped children in countries around the world. The small welding and fabrication business started in 1999 and is located at Duke’s home…

Animal adoptions spike after release of kill list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The effectiveness of the steps being taken to make the Lincoln County Animal Shelter a no-kill shelter is unclear in the wake of the recent release of a list of 130 animals that were scheduled to be euthanized. On Nov. 3, Ryan Curry, assistant supervisor of…

Local WCU band members headed to NY for Thanksgiving parade

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Twenty-two Lincoln County high school graduates will take center stage at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the Pride of the Mountains from Western Carolina University will be the lead band for the annual holiday tradition. Immediately following the iconic Radio City Rockettes, the WCU Marching…

Tillis takes a shot at Denver Defense range grand opening

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Republican senator-elect praises state’s small businesses ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range officially opened its doors to the public with a bang Saturday morning. Rather than a traditional ribbon cutting, Denver Defense opted for a “Ribbon Shooting,” inviting U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis to serve as…

$1 million contract on county agenda

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will vote on a contract to move forward with relocating the county’s health department to the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton at tonight’s meeting. According to Director of Public Works Donald Chamblee, “Public Works recommends contracting with Stewart,…

Substitute teacher, husband cited for allowing underage drinking at party

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has served a criminal summons on a Lincoln County Schools substitute teacher and her husband related to a recent party involving underage drinking that was held at their home. Amanda Michelle Watts, 36, a substitute teacher, and Alfred Wayne Watts, Jr., 40, of…

It’s Official: Elections board tallies results

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Elections canvassed local votes from the 2014 General Election and declared the results official at a meeting on Friday. The Board of Elections, comprised of Chairman Wayne Mitchem, Charles Newman and Marsha Jordan, found no changes during their canvass as to the winners of…

Soccer star shares skills with students

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Army veteran J.P. Uribe’s Prestige Soccer School has grown by leaps and bounds in the mere eight months it has been open. The New Jersey native 25, moved to the area in 2013 and is no stranger to soccer, having played in college as well as…

No Art Crawl, no problem for group

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Revitalizing Art Walk in downtown Lincolnton kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. Several Lincolnton businesses will open their doors to showcase local artists. The event sprang up from downtown artists and business owners after two community arts related events were cancelled — first the Downtown…

Man charged for lottery scam

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Staff report A Kings Mountain man is being charged with 32 counts of embezzlement after a lottery scam that was investigated by the Lincolnton Police Department and the North Carolina Lottery Commission. Christopher Lee Rathbone, 40, of 418 Belvedere Circle in Kings Mountain, formerly worked at A-1 Express in Lincolnton,…