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Criminal Charges— 10-20-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Anthony Markland, 27, of 2989 NC Hwy. 274 in Cherryville was charged Oct. 14 with one count of contributing to the delinquency and neglect by parents/other. A $1,000 unsecured bond was set. James Charles Canipe, 39, of 1523 S. Hwy.…

Around Town— 10-20-17

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SATURDAY Blood drive Covenant Church, located at 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Food distribution Pisgah United Methodist Church, located at 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton will host a food drop to USDA Qualified or SNAP recipients beginning at 8…

Local owners hope to restore Henry River Mill Village

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer If it were not for the attention that it received for being the set of “District 12” in the first “Hunger Games” movie, Henry River Mill Village, located just outside Hildebran in Burke County would likely have continued to slowly deteriorate into the landscape. The…

Students treated to classical music with Western Piedmont Symphony

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools (LCS) fifth graders were able to attend a concert performed by the Western Piedmont Symphony on Friday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. This concert gave approximately 900 students exposure to live classical music played by a world-class symphony. “Classical music…

Restaurant owner spots stolen van in Morganton

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Staff report The owner of the Home Place Restaurant in western Lincoln County was on his way to a planned fishing trip in Burke County when he spotted the van stolen from his restaurant early Tuesday. The owner, Clay Heafner, called 911 and followed the van until a Morganton Public…

Commissioners authorize grant applications for county departments

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize a grant application for Transportation Lincoln County and approved a request that could result in future federal funding for the county’s social services department during Monday’s regular monthly meeting. With approval from the board of commissioners, Transportation…

Around Town— 10-18-17

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WEDNESDAY Blood drive NCDOT, Lincolnton located at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. THURSDAY Meeting The Lincoln Quilters will hold a meeting at 6:30 pm. at the James Warren Citizens Center, Extension kitchen, located on W. Main St. in…

Criminal Charges— 10-18-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Chadbourne Lee Dillard, 28, of 1539 Highland Bluff Ct. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 12 with one count of probation violation. Vonley Harold Woodruff II, 46, of 627 Polo Tr. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 12 with one count of assault…

Community meeting scheduled for proposed Dollar General

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A community involvement meeting regarding a proposed Dollar General store in Pumpkin Center has been scheduled for later this month. Teramore Development, LLC, a full-service retail real estate company based out of Thomasville, Georgia, has requested the rezoning of less than an acre of land from…

Existing industry grant request on county agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening to conduct two public hearings and cast the deciding vote on a rezoning case that was heard earlier this month. The first public hearing involves an application for the county’s industrial incentive grant for existing industry…