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Paid internships partner industry with students

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the third consecutive year, manufacturers across Lincoln County are offering paid summer internships to local college students. Selected students would have the chance to focus on projects, problems and processes to encourage work experiences and build their resumes. The program, sponsored by the…

Teen charged with threatening cops on Twitter

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton teen threatened more than once to kill law enforcement officers on a social media website, deputies said. Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 19, of 920 Hunting Avenue, was arrested Feb. 27 by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers in Charlotte and turned over to the…

Rotary readying for 21st annual auction

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Rotary Club is gearing up for its 21st Annual Auction for Education. This year, the auction will be held on April 10-12 at 6 p.m. each night at the James Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. For the past 20 years,…

Commissioners to hear rezoning requests

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss the fate of several zoning requests. At the board’s last meeting, applicant Xiaopei Guo submitted a request to amend a conditional zoning district to permit an 8,160 square-foot retail sales facility with upper-story offices.…

Root, root, root for the home team

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Troopers: Woman hits school bus, blows .35

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in Lincolnton,…

Meet the Candidate: Danny Hester

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      MICHAEL GEBELEIN  Managing Editor   Danny Hester dove headfirst into the office of Register of Deeds, with his election in 2010, after a 38-year career as a funeral director. He doesn’t have to take a breather to campaign heavily this year thanks to an unopposed run for…

Egg hatching project gets under way

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Maiden farm to be featured on Food Network

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With more than 50 acres of land on their Maiden property, Josh Grant and his wife, Dr. Amanda Cline-Grant, have made a quite a mark on the community since 2005. On Sunday, their property Red Wolf Farm, located along Water Plant Road, will…

York County Sheriff’s Office releases footage of officer shooting involving Lincolnton man (video footage)

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant continues to show support for one of his agency’s deputies accused of shooting a Lincolnton man last month during a traffic stop. Earlier today, the York County Sheriff’s Office released video footage recorded on the officer’s dashboard camera during…