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Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. MAINTENANCE MECHANIC…

MLK Events

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SATURDAY Gala The Black and Gold Gala will be held 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club. For tickets, call Michael Barber at (704) 735-0168 or Rev. Stephen Wingate at (704) 308-8069. SUNDAY Program A program, featuring Rev. Dr. Michael Isaac as the keynote speaker, will be held at the…

OUR VIEW — Downtown park a good idea

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A proposal for a downtown park in Lincolnton that was presented at a recent City Council meeting is a prospect the city’s residents should get behind. Conceptual art includes an amphitheater, concession stand, a splash pad and public restrooms — all features that would be welcome in downtown. At this…

Small changes can make a big difference

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Do you think that the beginning of a new year would be a good time to change some old habits? Or are you satisfied with the way you cope with life day after day? It is a good time to take stock and maybe set a…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Keith Dwayne Dellinger, 36, of 1813 Highway 150 W in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 13 with four counts of probation violation. An unknown bond amount was set. Don Tyler Polk, 23, of 323 Earl Ln. in Gastonia was charged Jan.…

Around Town

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SATURDAY Indoor yard sale Westside House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton is having a huge indoor yard sale and food sale with hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, drinks, etc. at 7 a.m. Singing Convention The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be held at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, West Campus, at…

Business Spotlight: The Tavern

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Staff report A Lincolnton restaurant is working to bring the local community together through its cuisine. Known as “The Tavern Bar and Restaurant,” the business is owned by Nancy Cope, who serves as the manager, and Gary Propst, who serves at the CEO. Propst’s ties to rural Lincoln County date…

Civil rights leaders: Still a long way to go

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Staff report Two organizers of Lincoln County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events said that although progress has been made since the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, there is still plenty of room for growth locally. Both Debra Williams, president of the Lincoln County NAACP, and Rev. Stephen Wingate,…

Suicide attempts behind bars below U.S. numbers

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As recently as 2010, 33.2 percent of county operated jails across the country reported deaths that were the result of an inmate taking their own life. The act of suicide in prison or jail knows no age limit, as equal rates of prisoners in all age…

Lincolnton native shows moxie in music career

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Country music artist Tammie Davis has never backed down from a challenge or ignored the fine details in anything she has ever set out to accomplish. “I believe that attention to detail and discipline is what sets you apart from others. I learned that from the…