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Klein, Robinson leaving Board of Commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For James Klein, his desire to participate in Lincoln County government began nearly a decade ago, while driving deliveries along N.C. 16 Business. “I started thinking, ‘What is Denver going to become in 20, 40, 50 years?’” Klein said. It was that inquisitive nature that prompted…

Little Tree to host community event

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An event planned for Saturday at the non-profit Little Tree on Shoal Road in Lincolnton hopes to further unite community through food, art, sustainability and fellowship. Little Tree is a farming retreat, focusing on developing and promoting sustainability and community in order to meet the needs…

Criminal Charges — 11-21-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jason Stephen Kittle, 36, of 2436 Kershaw Rail in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 17 with one count each of possession of a controlled substance schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana exceeding half an ounce, possession of a controlled…

Around Town — 11-21-14

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TODAY Handmade for the Holidays Handmade for the Holidays will be at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. , featuring over 20 local artisans and crafters with one of a kind holiday gift ideas; jewelry,…

Two men arrested for break-in, theft

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Staff report Two Lincoln County men have been arrested in connection with a vehicle break-in and the theft of a credit card. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Jordan Alexander Steele, 23, of 6913 Rolling Hills Lane, Stanley, and Nicholas Ryan Callahan, 24, of 6865 Rolling Hills Lane,. Stanley, were…

Business Spotlight: Funkey Monkey

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Jennifer Fichter, co-owner of Funkey Monkey Grill, her passion for cooking is simple. “I just like cooking for people,” she said. “I just like the interaction and making food for others.” The Long Island transplant recalls her love for all things culinary began while watching…

Downtown to hold ‘Small Business Saturday’ after Thanksgiving

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Business and Community Development Office is making strides to promote local independent businesses this holiday season. While the mass holiday shopping spree typically kicks off with “Black Friday,” followed by the country’s “Cyber Monday,” Small Business Saturday, a day encouraging communities to patronize locally owned…

Plan to move Health Department stalls

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After a lengthy discussion between commissioners and county staff, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to deny a $91,000 contract with Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, PA to begin renovations at the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton at a Monday meeting. According to Director of…

Local shop helps the handicapped bowl

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Bradley Duke’s business, Double D Fabrication, may be small, but the company is making a big name for itself, making bowling ball ramps for handicapped children in countries around the world. The small welding and fabrication business started in 1999 and is located at Duke’s home…

Criminal Charges — 11-19-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Michael Fair, 28, of 3029 Chestnut Road in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 14 with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. A $500 unsecured bond was set. Dejuan Marquette Banks, 36, of 120 Davis Street in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 14…