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Rock Springs Camp Meeting continues to bring family, friends together

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Another year has gone down in the record books of the Rock Springs Camp Meeting. Although Terry Brotherton insists that he’s not keeping track of the happenings each year, after the work he put into his two volume series on the campground, entitled “Rock Spring…

Some restaurants hope to take advantage of ‘brunch bill’

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners have each adopted a “brunch bill” ordinance in the past two weeks to permit the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The city council voted 3-1 in favor of the change two…

Curtis, Saine discuss NC redistricting plans

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer North Carolina legislators have until the end of the month to redraw the state’s election district lines, after 28 districts were deemed unconstitutional by federal courts due to racial gerrymandering. The current lines, drawn in 2011 with Republicans in control of the legislature, have been under…

Criminal Charges — 8-14-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Meghan Danielle Johnson, 27, of 718 Hares Way in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 7 with one count of civil order for arrest for child support. A $300 cash bond was set. Terrence Demario Williams, 33, of 8883 Sherrill’s Ford Rd. in…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works 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 NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

Around Town — 8-14-17

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TODAY Fried apples pies The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will sell fried apple pies for $3 now until Aug. 18 in the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center. Walk-ins will be welcome starting at 11 a.m. on Monday and then from 9 a.m. until 4:30 pm Tuesday-Friday. Meeting…

The Owl’s Nest reopens under new management

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Owl’s Nest is not a new storefront in downtown Lincolnton but it will be reopening with a new owner, Julie Horton, on Saturday. The store was originally opened approximately a year and a half ago but, due to one of the illness of one…

Standoff ends when SWAT team arrests wanted man

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Staff report The Lincoln County SWAT team arrested an Iredell County man after he barricaded himself inside the basement of a building near Crouse on Thursday. Marcus Tyler Holloway, 32, of Statesville, was wanted on numerous charges, including charges related to the theft of lottery tickets from a Denver convenience…

Street preachers cause a stir at downtown Lincolnton events

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The issue of street preachers at downtown Lincolnton events was brought to the forefront once again at the end of last week’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. Fred Jarrett, chairman of the City of Lincolnton Steering Committee, took the opportunity during the segment of the meeting designated…

First responders train for active shooter at school

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County first responders took part in an active shooter training exercise at Lincolnton Middle School on Thursday. This training was conducted to evaluate the active shooter plan for Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This plan has been in the works for approximately three…