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Nonprofits partner with Asbury Academy on enrichment programs

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A new name and a fresh facility aren’t the only changes being implemented at Lincolnton’s Asbury Academy. The school, originally a destination for students who battled disciplinary issues at county public schools, now accommodates children with truancy problems and others who struggle to learn in a…

County communications director resigns

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Staff report The director of the Lincoln County emergency communications center has resigned. Rick Ellis’s last day is Friday, according to a press release from County Manager Kelly Atkins. Ellis began his career in Lincoln County as a part-time tele-communicator in October 2002 and was promoted in December of that…

City Lunch to celebrate memory of Goodson for second year

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer City Lunch will once again honor a Lincolnton man by giving away 100 free hot dogs in his memory on Wednesday. Donald Goodson died April 13, 2015, eight years after suffering a major stroke while riding a lawnmower. A frequent patron of the Court Square restaurant,…

Lincolnton Fire Department marks new hires, promotions

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Native son returning home after storied career

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton native Harry Costner is returning to the town that he has always called home. Costner, 71, has never lost his love for his hometown. “It’s a magical place with amazing people,” he said. The retired engineer who operates an independent consulting business today took a…

‘Hero Day’ set for April 20 at county high schools

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Since 2001, Dale Punch has organized what was once referred to as “Medal of Honor Day” in Lincoln County, with a focus on reaching the youth of the area through speaking engagements at local high schools. Today, the annual celebration is referred to as “Hero Day.”…

Libertarianism rises slowly locally, nationally

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer With a limited budget holding him back, Nic Haag is trotting out a different campaign strategy in his efforts to win votes this fall. Instead of canvassing neighborhoods and knocking on doors, the 29-year-old network security engineer has begun holding session at restaurants that serve alcoholic…

Huss family named 2016 Conservation Farm Family

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Most of Ralph Huss’s life has been consumed by early mornings, late nights and long hours in between maintaining his family’s West Lincoln farm. At 83, Huss has slowed but not stopped. The farm, now being mostly run by his son, Doug, appears to be in…

Vale man arrested on South Carolina murder warrants

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Catawba County man on Wednesday who is wanted in Anderson County, South Carolina on a first-degree murder charge. Detective Richard Calhoun received information on Tuesday from the Anderson County sheriff’s office about a murder investigation that led local deputies to the Lincolnview…

Three Lincolnton residents face felony drug charges

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Staff report Three Lincolnton residents are facing felony drug charges after a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover operation. Deputies said the suspects sold methamphetamine, heroin and painkillers to undercover officers on multiple occasions in neighborhoods where frequent complaints about drug activity have been made in recent months. Dustin Allen Moore,…