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School of Technology holds coding class for students

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With computer code writing at the forefront of computer science education, the Lincoln County School of Technology celebrated its second annual “Hour of Code” program. The national initiative began and was promoted by “code.org” and ran from Dec. 8-14 as a one-hour introduction to computer science…

Around Town — 12-15-14

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TUESDAY NAACP meeting The Lincoln County NAACP Community Meeting will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. at 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. LHS band concert The Lincolnton High School band will present its Holiday Concert on at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym at…

Sheriff’s Office hands out yearly awards

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Staff report A narcotics investigator and a detention officer were recognized last week by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for their outstanding service to their community. Detective Lt. Tim Johnson was awarded the fourth annual “Sergeant John H. Howell Memorial Deputy Sheriff of the Year” award. Johnson has served 25…

Criminal Charges — 12-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Joshua Dwight Klutz, 27, of 1225 Waldon in Charlotte was charged Dec. 11 with two counts of failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Nicole Ann Vickers, 35, of 416 S. Emerson St. D in Gastonia was charged Dec.…

East Lincoln brings home another trophy

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Board to vote on county manager

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will hear a motion to approve an employment contract with interim county manager Kelly Atkins to serve as county manager at a meeting tonight. Atkins would receive a salary of $110,000 per year during the term of the contract, according to…

Toys for Tots continues to make impact for local kids

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Over 100 large red bags stuffed with five toys each fill what was once a classroom in a schoolhouse built in 1922 that serves as a meeting place for Lincoln County veterans. In it’s current state, the aging structure off of Highway 27 looks more like…

Fun at the Cat Square Parade

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At 93, Doug Mayes still finds hope in tomorrow

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Legendary newscaster reflects on music, journalism, love and family PHIL PERRY Staff Writer If there were ever a renaissance man roaming the earth in search of truth, adventure and a good laugh, his name would be Doug Mayes. It would be hard to describe a man with such a diverse…

Lincoln County employees to get retroactive raises

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Employees of Lincoln County, who anticipated receiving a merit-based raise in January, 2015, are expected to retroactively receive the raise as of July 1. Carroll Mitchem, who chairs the county’s Board of Commissioners, announced the news to employees during the Annual County Employee Luncheon on Wednesday…