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Neil Underwood files to run for Board of Commissioners

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A pair of former Lincoln County Schools employees announced their intentions to seek public office Wednesday by filing to run for one of the three soon-to-be-vacant Lincoln County commissioner seats. Neil Underwood, who for 32 years directed the band programs at East Lincoln High School and…

United Way gets in the Christmas spirit with Angel Tree

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Emily is a Lincoln County teenager with an interest in dolphins, a love for earrings and a fascination with Paris. Another girl, unnamed, is enamored with the things many 14-year-old Americans covet, namely makeup and jewelry. Like any student their age, these two go to county…

Board of Education settles on plan to replace Ed Hatley

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Members of Lincoln County’s Board of Education agreed upon a process to replace Lincolnton mayor-elect Ed Hatley at Tuesday’s committee meetings. Hatley, who served the board for seven years, formally resigned. He will take his place as Lincolnton’s mayor on Thursday. His replacement, required by statute…

Charlotte man accused of assaulting detention officer

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been accused of assaulting several Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detention officers during an altercation at the county jail on Monday. Detention officers learned that Johnathan Leonard McCorkle, 41, of the 7400 block of Icon Way, who was being held on a writ to appear…

UPDATED: Three Republicans file for Board of Commissioners

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Undeterred by elections past, two challengers have entered the race to fill one of three soon-to-be-open county commission seats, and a third candidate said he is also contemplating a run. Republicans Anita McCall and Richard Permenter filed Tuesday, the first day candidates could formalize their intent…

Disbarred attorney to make court appearance

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Peter Capece, the disbarred Denver attorney accused of misappropriating a $1.5 million trust fund, will make his first court appearance today. Capece was indicted on Nov. 9 and charged with 11 felony counts of embezzlement. He was sent to jail under a $200,000 bond and ordered…

Hatley, Jetton to take seats on City Council

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Newly elected Democratic Mayor Ed Hatley and Ward 4 Republican Councilman Roby Jetton will take their seats on city government for the first time at the City Council’s regular session on Thursday evening. Ward 2 Councilman John “Les” Cloninger will resume his presence at a familiar…

Santa’s Sac toy drive back for third year

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer For the third year, Santa’s Sac will collect toys and cash donations while distributing throughout Lincoln County where the need is the strongest. In 2014, the non-profit organization donated two truckloads of toys to Christian Ministry and more than $2,000 to organizations like the Lincoln County…

Holiday Tour of Homes will benefit foster care children

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Speak Up For Children representatives are hopeful a holiday tour of historic homes will help balance out the absence of money collected from a rain-postponed event earlier this year. The organization, which formed in 2012 to aid abused and neglected children throughout Lincoln County, is hoping…

Christmas season begins with Lincolnton parade

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