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Pieces of historic depot will be preserved by Newton museum

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As plans for the new First Federal Park are pieced together by the City of Lincolnton, the historic Carolina and North Western Railroad Freight Depot on Poplar Street that rests on the plot of the future park will find a new home — at least in…

Students head back to public schools today

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer School is no longer out for the summer. Lincoln County’s public schools began classes today following a nearly three-month-long vacation. Doors — and books — opened at 23 elementary, middle, high, specialty and alternative schools, including the brand new Asbury Academy alternative school. “Most kids won’t…

Young volunteer makes a difference with United Way

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A long plastic table bears the significance of Meagan Mowery’s contributions. Not old enough to vote, drive or even hold down a job, the 11-year-old Lincolnton resident has reached an age to realize the importance of giving. So on that table sits hundreds of dollars of…

Neighbors push county for water access

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The showing was impressive and the voices were loud, but criticisms aimed in a variety of directions Wednesday were met with the cold realization that it could take thousands of dollars and nearly unanimous neighborhood support for some Denver residents to receive a connection to the…

Officers remain visible at schools

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The concept of a school resource officer was relatively foreign in the United States prior to the late 1950s. Initially, an SRO was used as way to facilitate a better relationship between young teens and law enforcement. A Flint, Michigan experiment during the Dwight Eisenhower presidency…

Airport business park could break ground in 2018

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A proposed business park addition to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport could not only bring in new business to the area, but also much-needed tax revenue. A 2009 study initiated by the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincoln County Planning and Inspections and the City of Lincolnton…

Volunteers to come together to build YMCA playground

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer There is no long-term building plan for the playground that will soon sit across the street from the Lincoln County YMCA. Engineers and architects weren’t hired and the project wasn’t subject to a bidding process. Instead, it’s the product of a KaBOOM! playground grant, and its…

Lincoln Charter’s dream becomes reality

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer What started as an idea and a dream has become a reality. Lincoln Charter School opened the new building on its Lincolnton campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. Two days later, classes began and the school’s ninth, 10th and 11th graders were no longer forced…

More than a Meeting: Tucker’s Grove lives on

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  Attendees uphold tradition of faith and friendship in Iron Station   PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A stroll through the Iron Station-based Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting brings forth a feeling of warmth, tradition and, most abundantly, faith. For more 140 years, the campground listed on the U.S. National Register of…

County OKs 150-home neighborhood

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer By approving a 64-acre, 150-home housing development, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners elected not to “hold the developer hostage” for things beyond his control. Two weeks ago, the county’s planning board recommended accepting Campground 64 LLC’s request despite traffic concerns voiced by future neighbors. On Monday,…