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Around Town — 7-28-14

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TODAY Singing Convention Meeting The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet from 7p.m. – 9 p.m. at Reeps Grove Methodist Church on 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale. For more information, please call (704) 276-1529 Movie at McGuire The Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear station will be showing Rio…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings — 7-28-14

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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 JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

Curtis named to Catawba/Wateree River commission

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Staff report A familiar face to Lincoln County voters is joining the Catawba/Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) recently announced his appointment to the commission by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham). Curtis’s term is effective immediately. According to a press release from the Curtis’s…

Denver Martial Artists

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Criminal Charges — 7-25-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Craig Allen Deaton, 25, of 410 Madison Street in Lincolnton was charged July 21 with one misdemeanor count each removing, altering or defaming land, larceny and second degree trespass. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Jason Andrew Gavitt, 39, of 1992 Cansler…

Neighbors complain about gunfire to commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Firearms and noise ordinances were hot topics during the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. During the public comments portion of the evening, several residents from the Forest Ridge development shared their frustration regarding a neighbor’s penchant for firearms. According to Forest Ridge resident…

County ready for Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Every year, thousands of people come to Rock Springs Campground in Denver for the annual Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting. Carrying on in its 184th season, the campground will come alive beginning July 31 and stretching until Aug. 10. Started by Reverend Daniel Asbury in nearby…

Miller to give up Apple Queen title

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Erica Miller isn’t your average pageant queen. Prior to competing for one of Lincoln County’s title, Miller, 17, had only previously participated in pageants from the ages of 8-10. After such a long hiatus, it wasn’t love of the glitz and the glamour made popular by…

State approves voting precinct consolidation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents may be voting at a new precinct location this election season. The Lincoln County Board of Elections announced Tuesday that the State Board of Elections Director Kim Strach has approved the county’s proposed precinct consolidations, which would consolidate the 28 precincts throughout the…

Housing, retail development proposed for Denver

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Residents of Lincoln County will have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding a planned development in Denver at an upcoming community involvement meeting. Southeastern Land Development, LLC, submitted an application to the county in April, requesting re-zoning in order to develop 221 single-family detached lots…