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Criminal Charges— 5-17-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gary Dean Hunter, 48, of 7662 Lakehaven Dr. in Denver was charged May 11 with one count of failure to appear. Brandilyn Leann Canipe, 37, of 220 Lilly Tr. in Maiden was charged May 11 with two counts of civil order…

Around Town— 5-17-17

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THURSDAY Drama The Lincoln Cultural Center and The Lincoln Theatre Guild will host “Thunder Over Carolina,” a Lincoln County historical drama at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at E. Main St. in Lincolnton at 7 p.m. Other performances will be held May 19 and May 20 at 7 p.m. and May…

Maiden Elementary students ‘March for Success’

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It will be a few more years before the students currently attending Maiden Elementary School will walk the halls of Maiden High School, but the importance of their getting to high school and ultimately graduating is the purpose of the annual Maiden Elementary March for…

Keller Williams real estate agents partner with Habitat for Humanity

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Associates from Keller Williams in Denver took a break from selling houses to help build one with Habitat for Humanity on Thursday. Keller Williams is a real estate company based out of Austin, Texas with more than 157,000 associates across the globe. Thursday marked the company’s…

Sen. Curtis talks NC Senate budget proposal

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The North Carolina Senate unveiled a budget proposal on Tuesday evening that would impose a significant personal and corporate income tax cut and raise pay for most teachers. The proposed budget calls for $22.9 billion in spending over the next fiscal year, which would be an…

Senate bill would affect the posting of public notices

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A bill that passed through the North Carolina Senate last month would allow local governments to post public notices on their own websites rather than publishing advertisements in newspapers. Senate Bill 343, which passed with a 30-19 vote in April, has now been sent to the…

School system shuffles principals, administrators

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools Board of Education shifted multiple principals and administrators to different schools during a meeting on Tuesday. Samantha Campbell, former principal of East Lincoln High School, was promoted to director of secondary education, the position formerly held by Lincolnton High School principal…

Commissioners set to vote on ‘no-kill’ strategic plan

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A strategic plan to help the Lincoln County Animal Shelter reach “no-kill” designation will be presented to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during tonight’s meeting. The plan — prepared by the Lincoln County Animal Services staff, the No-Kill Ad Hoc Committee headed by Commissioner Anita…

East Lincoln High hosts Relay For Life event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The turnout to East Lincoln’s Relay For Life held at East Lincoln High School on Friday was slim due to rain, but the energy was high. The entertainment on the main stage ran from the East Lincoln Jazz Band to gymnastics by Lake Norman Gymnastics…

Amy’s Closet continues to support county’s domestic violence shelter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer When Shasta Steele opened Amy’s Closet in Denver four years ago, the board members of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV) who operate Amy’s House, a Lincoln County shelter for those suffering from domestic violence, didn’t think it would work. The Denver store…