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Hesed House hoping to open year-round

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Hesed House of Hope took another step toward year-round service when the Lincolnton City Council agreed to donate up to $5,000 to help fund Lincoln County’s only homeless shelter. Currently, the Hesed House is a seasonal operation, with its doors opening at the beginning of…

‘Gong Show’ coming to Lincolnton

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Even though Lincoln Idol was a success last year, the Gong Show is coming to Lincolnton in October instead. Roger Calhoun, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County, wanted to honor the life of Chuck Barris, the creator and host of the original Gong…

New Lincoln County Schools superintendent sworn in

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer New Lincoln County Schools superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow presided at her first meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education on Tuesday. After Morrow was sworn in, the board recognized the Lincoln County Schools (LCS) transportation department for their inspection score of 15 in a…

Lincoln County joins city with new ‘brunch bill’ ordinance

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday evening to allow the sale of alcohol throughout the county beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The county’s new “brunch bill” ordinance, which goes into effect immediately, permits alcohol sales on-premises at restaurants, as well as…

Criminal Charges— 8-11-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jessie Ray, 20, of 2045 Capernium Rd. in Cherryville was charged August 3 with one count of failure to comply. A $265 cash bond was set. Heather Ann Mayhue, 31, of 1714 Waterfalls Dr. in Lincolnton was charged August 3 with…

Around Town— 8-11-17

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FRIDAY Revival New Providence Full Gospel Church, located at 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse will host revival at 7 p.m. Guest minister will be Pastor Helen Jackson of St. Matthew Christian Church of God. SATURDAY Fellowship meal Laboratory UMC, located at 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton will host…

Criminal Charges— 8-9-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Cesar Nmn Rivera, 18, of 1600 Buck Court in Lincolnton was charged August 2 with one count each of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to ½ oz., forgery of securities, uttering a forged instrument. A…

Rising WLHS senior crowned Apple Queen

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Twenty-one young women competed to become the 39th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen on Saturday. They all spent the last month preparing for the event, which was held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in front of an appreciative audience. Ana Acela Pérez Ochoa,…

New superintendent discusses vision for Lincoln County Schools

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The start date for the new Lincoln County Schools superintendent, Dr. Lory Morrow, was Monday and she’s excited to start in her new position. Her last day as superintendent of Davidson County Schools was July 28 and she spent the past week transitioning into the…

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Saine paves way for faster internet

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A bill crafted by Lincoln County State Rep. Jason Saine to enable the installment of 5G broadband technology across the state was signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper last month. Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, filed the bill in March following months of work that began…