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New subdivision proposed for Denver

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County has scheduled a community involvement meeting in Denver to discuss a proposed subdivision on Campground Road. The meeting, slated for May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department, will center on Campground 64, LLC’s request to rezone 64 acres from…

Bomb threat made at Lincolnton Middle

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Staff report A bomb threat relayed verbally between multiple students at Lincolnton Middle School was overheard and reported to law enforcement on Wednesday. The incident led to a search of the school on Wednesday afternoon by local law enforcement. No bombs or weapons were found on the grounds of the…

Our View — An important step for school budget

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It’s that time of year again, when the county’s Board of Education is preparing to make its budget requests to county commissioners. If the mood after a meeting on Wednesday between members of the Board of Commissioners and school board is any indication, this year’s budget talks will be far…

Read books, life changes anyway

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist When the weatherman calls for several rainy days, I head for the library. A new book is always good for me, rain or shine. Some fans of this column have asked me to name some good books. Even my optometrist asked me last week what I…

Casar man accused of stealing from employer

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    Staff report   A Casar man, who worked at a farm owned by Carrol Mitchem, chairman of the county’s Board of Commissioners and owner of the Mitchem’s Kitchen restaurant, has been charged with stealing cash from his employer. Brian Kelly Brackett, 37, of 1559 Casar Lawndale Road, was…

Around Town — 4-24-15

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TODAY Spring fling G.E. Massey Elementary school, at 130 Newbold St. in Lincolnton will be hosting a spring fling from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets for activities will be sold. Concessions available. SATURDAY Country breakfast The United Methodist Women of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, at 6073 Flay Road…

County approves Timken Company grant

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  Staff report   Lincoln County commissioners unanimously approved an industrial incentives grant for Timken Company during a meeting at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Monday night. The grant will provide the county with 15 new high-paying jobs. The resolution calls for the county to provide Timken Company,…

Man charged with robbing grandparents

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    Staff report   A Maiden man who reported a fictitious break-in at his home on Wednesday was arrested on charges that he robbed and kidnapped his grandparents in 2012. Zachary Cecil Lawing, 33, of 3440 Walker Road, was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and second…

Parents speak out against new school lines

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A sparse crowd and limited speaking times forced a scheduled community meeting at Pumpkin Springs Intermediate School about revised school attendance lines on Thursday to last less than a third of the allotted 90 minutes. Eleven people spoke during a 19-minute open comment session. Their…

Obituaries — 4-24-15

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  Sandra ‘Sandy’ Connell Mauney Sandra “Sandy” Connell Mauney, age 60, of 2718 Gold Rush Drive in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Warlick Funeral Home. Sandy was born July 14, 1954,…