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NAACP celebrates Black History Month

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Woman arrested, man sought for break-ins

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person and is looking for another in connection with a Jan. 5 break-in at businesses in western Lincoln County. Debra Suzanne Moore, 36, of 245 Boyles Road in Lawndale, was arrested on five felony counts of safecracking, larceny, breaking and…

Pomeroy settles into judge’s seat

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Following the Dec. 31 retirement of District 27B judge James W. Morgan, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Lincolnton attorney Todd Pomeroy as a Superior Court judge for Lincoln and Cleveland counties. Pomeroy, a Lincoln County resident for 19 years, served as a partner at the Jonas Law…

Rivercross on county agenda

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Staff report The proposed 116-acre Rivercross retail and residential development in Denver could be on its way to becoming a reality after tonight’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners session, as long as predicted snow and ice don’t postpone the meeting. SBG, LLC is asking county commissioners to rezone the site,…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Bob Hodges

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Historically, physical remains suggest that woodturning has been practiced since at least the 6th century B.C. The woodturner’s primary tool has evolved as the lathe has advanced from early creations like the “strap lathe” into what can be a hulking machine in the corner of wood…

Man charged with felony for hash oil

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Staff report A Georgia man is facing felony drug charges in Lincoln County after being found in possession of hash oil, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Wednesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office public information officer Larry Seagle said in an email…

Local conservation project rejuvenates county stream

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Initiative restores Hoyle Creek on Lincolnton’s Keever Farms PHIL PERRY Staff Writer About 2,000 feet of stream will be restored in Lincolnton as the quality of water and eroding banks along the vein are undergoing the final phase of a facelift, providing fresh vegetation and a crossing for cattle and…

Ride-A-Bike pedaling out of Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since 1981, Ride-A-Bike has provided Lincolnton and even regional biking enthusiasts with easy access to mountain, road, racing and youth and beginner bicycles, coupled with parts, service and, recently, custom wheel design work. In late April, the store’s patrons will have to travel to Gastonia to…

St. Luke’s Episcopal embraces new rector

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since August, Pastor Rosa Erickson, 57, has led St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. Erickson comes to Lincoln County via Tennessee and has been well received by the congregation. Former rector Father G. Miles Smith came to St. Luke’s in 2008 and left the area in…

Phase I of county office move gets under way

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Last month, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with the relocation of several county offices out of downtown Lincolnton into the 160,000 square-foot facility at the old Lincoln County Hospital. The plan is for the site to house nearly 20 county departments. The…