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Criminal Charges — 1-19-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:           Brian Clarence Byrum, 46, of 3914 Azalea Trail in Denver was charged Jan. 15 with one count of simple assault and battery or affray. A $2,400 bond was set. Zenia Oneyda Reyes, 42, of 950 20th St. NE Apt. 10G…

Around Town

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Lions Club Meeting Rose Sherrill, Susan Hutcherson, and Kenny Long, Hesed House of Hope volunteers, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions meeting at 7 p.m. in the Medical Plaza I’s Elm Classroom on Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln campus. A Lions Board of Directors meeting will be held at the conclusion of…

Ralph Conner, 91, recalls World War II military service

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Ralph Conner told me he joined the Army when he was 18 years old. He was in the 11th grade in high school when he joined. He went to Macon, Georgia for his basic training and from there he was sent to Norfolk, Virginia. In Norfolk,…

Johnson outshoots the competition at amateur photography contest

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Staff report Gerald Johnson is no stranger to awards in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Amateur Photography Competition, but this year he hit the mother lode. Johnson took home the competition’s award for Best of Show, second place in the “People” category, first and second place in the…

Another solar farm proposed for county

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Another solar farm will soon be on the agenda for Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners, though it’s unlikely that this one will generate as much public pushback as one proposed in 2013 that drew the ire of residents of SailView, a high-end development on Lake Norman.…

Deputies: Man called escort service prior to home invasion

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Staff report An eastern Lincoln County man who was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion made phone calls to several escort services the night of the incident, deputies said. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the Jan. 10 home invasion uncovered information that the homeowner made…

‘Talon Challenge’ continues support of cancer research

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the sixth successful year, two rival charter schools have combined their efforts to raise money for cancer research via The V Foundation. “With 100 percent of V Foundation funds going to cancer research and their obvious connections to North Carolina, we feel that this is…

Area fathers commit to ‘All Pro Dad’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer In a fast paced society where time can be more valuable than money, a Lincoln County chapter of a national program called “All Pro Dad” was established three years ago and has flourished and expanded into eight Lincoln County elementary schools. An icy and treacherous morning…

Westport community celebrates half century of growth

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Lake Norman community of Westport will celebrate 50 years of prosperity and growth in 2015, the anniversary of the Denver neighborhood’s humble beginning in 1965 to its current stature as a charming and attractive base for young families and retirees alike. “I can remember when…

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…