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Donation will help sustain Christian Ministry

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A surprise phone call from a generous, grieving county resident resulted in the donation of $8,000 in medical equipment to Lincoln County’s Christian Ministry on Thursday. Joseph Mannino said he gave the organization about 25 wheelchairs, 40-50 walkers, 30 canes and 200 crutches because it’s something…

Bill Fortenberry named assistant fire chief for city

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Bill Fortenberry will begin a new chapter in his firefighting career, which has spanned over three decades. The 26-year employee of the city will celebrate a promotion to the Lincolnton Fire Department’s new assistant fire chief. After former assistant Ryan Heavner was promoted…

Martin leads by example

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer At times, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners meetings get testy. Sometimes officials trade verbal barbs in an effort to get policy passed or refused. Often, they speak passionately to make their point clear. At all times, Cecelia Martin tries to keep a more peaceful, conciliatory…

House shuns Senate budget

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer North Carolina’s House of Representatives made its opinion of the Senate’s budget plan perfectly clear on Tuesday afternoon, voting 112-0 to not concur with its proposal and setting the stage for what Rep. Jason Saine said could make for a long summer. “There’s some vast differences,…

SWAT raid nets robbery suspect

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team raided two homes in the Oaklawn community in the city on Tuesday. Officers searched 1018 East Catawba Street and 1029 East Catawba street simultaneously after an investigation into a series of armed robberies in the area,…

Local singer to hit big stage in Denver

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Along with the many unfamiliar hurdles for Camryn Wilson to leap on Saturday will come one familiar, unmistakable obstacle. When the 16-year-old North Lincoln High School rising junior takes the stage at the Denver Area Business Association festival and fireworks show, the 18,000 people in attendance…

Deputies: Trio charged with trafficking cocaine

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Staff report Three Gaston County residents have been charged with trafficking more than an ounce of cocaine in Lincoln County after a Sheriff’s Office surveillance operation on Tuesday. Deputies said investigators watched a drug deal while conducting surveillance in the 3200 block of Gastonia Highway, south of Lincolnton. They later…

Council votes not to honor winning bid on caboose

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The caboose at the old railroad depot on North Poplar Street, which sold on a government auction website for $8,000, might be staying put. After the sale, Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory told the winner of the auction that he would not be able to pick…

Story time at East Lincoln Middle School

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Big rig enthusiast keeps on truckin’

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Varied collection draws attention from TV series, fans from across the country PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Brad Wike has nearly 100 trucks on his property. Some of them are waiting in a long line to be restored to their former glory. Some will become “parts trucks” and simply serve as…