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Greene promoted to police captain

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ANNIE BLACKURN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police officer Brian Greene was promoted to the position of captain for the department on July 15. The Shelby native began his law enforcement career after attending N.C. State University and entering the student officer program. After six months, Greene called his father and informed…

Around Town — 8-27-14

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THURSDAY Education Seminar Lincoln County Senior Services will host a dementia seminar, titled Dealing with Difficult Behavior from 9:30 -11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center at 514 S Academy Street. All are welcome. To register, please call (704) 732- 9053. Alive After Five Downtown Lincolnton will host Alive…

Criminal Charges — 08-27-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Teresa J Reynolds, 54, of 905 Hillcrest Drive in Lincolnton was charged August 22 with one misdemeanor count of bad check. A $79.54 bond was set. Mary Ellen Frady, 41, of 1104 Betterbrook Lane in Lincolnton was charged August 22 with one…

60th Class Reunion

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Republic Services to take county construction debris at Stanley site

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After receiving significant backlash from East Lincoln residents regarding the banning in July of construction and demolition (C&D) waste at convenience sites, county officials appear to have found an alternative solution. According to a press release issued Friday by Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, Republic Services’…

Nonprofit offers free post-adoption services

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Adoption is a new beginning for parents and children alike, but many children that have been abandoned or removed from previously broken family situations are often conflicted when placed in the foster care system. Feelings of loss and betrayal and lack of self-worth are just some…

Ballard: Husband and wife devoted to the very end

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Melissa Gunter told me she will never forget the endless love her parents had for each other. In the early 1960s after Clyde Hartley’s wife left, Gunter’s dad found himself raising his two young boys, ages 6 and 5. He met Gunter’s mother, Shirley Ann Loveless,…

Criminal Charges — 8-25-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kevin Gennaro Dunston, 26, of 2567 Lincoln Park Street in Lincolnton was charged August 21 with one count injury to real property. A $1600 secured bond was set. Jason Kyler Beane, 17, of 109 Knowles Drive in Dallas was charged August…

Could cruising make a comeback?

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Charity event brings back memories of a bygone era ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Downtown Lincolnton was swarming with traffic Saturday night as residents participated in the fourth annual Cruisin’ for A Cause. A fundraiser, the event raises money for four local non-profit organizations: the Hesed House of Hope, the Lincoln…

Brazilian company breaks ground on county shell building

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Staff report A Brazilian company is investing in Lincoln County with the construction of a 45,000 square-foot shell building in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Executive Eduardo Maistro, sole shareholder of Maistro Investments, LLC, along with the Lincoln Economic Development Association and several community leaders, celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony…