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Businesses seek solutions to rising health insurance costs

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nearly 50 businesses, health care officials and insurance providers attended the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Forum on Thursday, working together to identify a solution to rising health care costs. Ronnie Caldwell, owner of Innovative Pest Management, Inc., served as the driving force behind orchestrating…

Mashburn named county’s Employee of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Employee of the Year is a man who dedicates his life to saving lives. “I love what I do,” Lincoln County EMS shift supervisor Bruce Mashburn said. “I love taking care of patients. I love the people that I work with and the community.…

Business Spotlight: Noblot Jewelers

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Tom Noblot, owner of Noblot Jewelers, his Christian beliefs and altruistic nature define his business. “Some companies mislead and misdirect to make a profit,” Noblot said. “Our motto is ‘a break from the ordinary,’ because we’re different. This is God’s store, and I run my…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or…

Criminal Charges — 12/12/14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ryan Eller McRee, 37, of 2953 Water Plant Rd. in Maiden was charged Dec. 9 with one count each of driving while license revoked, display of expired registration plate and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $500 secured bond was set. Wendy…

Around Town — 12/12/14

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TODAY Christmas in the Land of Oz The Lincoln Cultural Center and the Ironton Animal Hospital will present “Christmas in the Land of Oz” at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for seniors/students. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center office,…

Man nabbed for stealing woman’s purse

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with stealing a woman’s purse at the city’s Wal-Mart on Nov. 20. Donald Addison Masters, 59, of 1488 Waters Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and given a $1,000 unsecured bond for the alleged theft. Lincolnton Police officers said an elderly woman…

Police: Woman tried to pass counterfeit check

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Staff report A Georgia woman tried to pass a counterfeit traveler’s check at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Sunday, police said. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to the store around 2:45 p.m. and spoke with Kimberly Elise Dumas, 46, of 5150 Glendora Drive in Powder Springs, Georgia. Officers said Dumas tried…

Criminal Charges — 12-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dewayne Kalani Thompson, Jr., 33, of 1108 Curveview Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 5 with one count of non-support of family. An unknown bond amount was set. Jesse Allen Oliver, 20, of 1755 Kestrel Valley Ln. in Catawba was charged…

‘Nutcracker’ production returns to traditional theme

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When area dance students take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center this weekend for the 8th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” many fans of the theater will be pleased to see a return to the traditional theme and music of the two-act ballet.…