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Soup, pottery sale to benefit Lincoln County hospice

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Rising Sun Pottery will host its 17th Empty Bowls Project to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County on Tuesday. The project originally started in the 1970s in Colorado to benefit a soup kitchen. When Gary Lee of Rising Sun Pottery brought the project to Lincoln County, he…

Business Spotlight: Red Fish Grill

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Georgia native and seafood enthusiast Mike Macomson, it was chance that led him to the culinary arts. The owner of Red Fish Grill, Macomson was first introduced to the restaurant business during his undergraduate years at the University of Georgia. “My neighbor owned a restaurant…

Group hopes to start conversation about domestic violence among men

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Darryl Wilburn may not be native to Lincoln County, but it’s here that he wants a crucial conversation to start. The native Charlottean and one of the co-founders of the organization Men against Domestic Violence, Wilburn was inspired by a story of domestic violence. “The idea…

Criminal Charges — 10-20-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michelle Smith Rainey, 32, of 204 W. Boyd Street in Maiden charged Oct. 16 with two counts of failure to appear. A $2,000 secured bond was set. Crystal Marie Stanley, 30, of 3254 Sadler Road in Alexis was charged Oct. 16…

Chamber to host forum for candidates

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Staff report With early voting less than a week away, many Lincoln County voters are finalizing their candidate selections for the 2014 election. In an effort to ensure well-informed voters will be heading to the polls, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee, a non-partisan mix of community…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 10-20-14

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County Career Center/DWS, 529 N…

Around Town — 10-20-14

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Lions Club Meeting Valerie Carpenter, Assistant Program Manager For Stop Hunger Now and a member of the Long View Lions Club, will be the guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting in the Elm Classroom in Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln, 441 McAllister Road in Lincolnton at 7 p.m.…

Run for education coming up

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Rhyne Financial 8K run kicks off its fourth year on Saturday at 9 a.m. A dream of brothers Jody and Chris, owners of Rhyne Financial on Main Street in Lincolnton, the run is a charity event that benefits the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation, a…

Country club gets new owner

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Staff report The Lincoln Country Club is now under new ownership. Willie Heafner, president of Lincolnton’s Piedmont Companies, Inc., is the new proprietor of the local golf club. According to a club press release, Heafner first became involved with Lincoln Country Club after several members approached him with concerns about…

Criminal Charges — 10-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wesley Todd Bowen, 27, of 1677 Shoal Road in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 14 with one count each of driving while license revoked and display expired registration plate. A $500 bond was set. Nicole Leigh Lane, 27, 3512 Crawley Higgens Avenue…