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Rep. McHenry shares patriotism with kindergartners

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          ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents of Lincoln County stopped by the voting polls Tuesday, one group of kindergarteners learned the importance of patriotism. The Lincolnton Campus kindergarteners of Lincoln Charter School spent their afternoon with Congressman Patrick McHenry and State Representative Jason Saine.…

Picking tradition at Farm-City Week

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Crouse woman’s missions take her to Roma Gypsies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From living in the city dump to the challenges of securing a job, food, heat and water, the nomadic Roma Gypsies are considered the poorest population in Eastern Europe, but to Crouse resident and nurse Kathy Petty Heafner, they are her heart and utmost calling. Having…

County could rule on solar farm today

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Chairman suggests vote might be postponed ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will vote on several zoning requests at tonight’s public meeting. Strata Solar, LLC has requested a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generation facility on the north and south sides of Webbs…

Woman found with injury on highway

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Denver woman was taken to an area hospital for surgery Friday morning after deputies said she was found lying injured on a county roadway. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the Communications Center contacted them just before 3 a.m. regarding the woman. Deputies located Sherry…

Charlotte trio charged for forged prescription

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Mecklenburg County man struck a Lincoln County narcotics investigator Thursday night during a struggle at an area pharmacy where deputies said they responded to investigate an incident about a possible forged prescription. Three Charlotte men were charged in the incident including Courtney Stephon Redfearn, 36,…

Board of Education to hold more discussion on Asbury

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday night to discuss the future of Asbury Alternative School. Discussion has been brought up in previous community meetings as to whether the alternative school should be renovated or relocated to a different school campus. While Chairwoman Candy Burgin…

Laboratory Mill celebrates grand opening with scholar visit

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Halloween comes to Main Street

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Plant capacity driving city water debate

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Water. It is a vital resource that society often takes for granted. It is embedded into the daily rituals of cleaning, cooking, recreational activities and energy production. It is essential for one to exist. But where do the people of Lincoln County and Lincolnton…