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Obituaries — 12-5-14

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Rachel Carpenter Hurt Rachel Carpenter Hurt, age 83, of Stockton Trail in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, at Gainsville Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The…

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…

Business Spotlight: Mentaur Learning Center

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Since 2010, the Mentaur Learning Center has worked with students of all ages to assist in their supplemental educational endeavors. “We serve Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba and Lincoln Counties,” said Ginny Wirzbicki, Mentaur Learning Center’s owner and director. “We work with adults, college students, charter school, private…

Arrest made in storage unit break-ins

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have made an arrest in connection with a rash of break-ins that occurred at Harris Mini Storage at 6135 E. Highway 150 and Guardian Storage at 4150 Business Highway 16. The break-ins allegedly occurred between September and November. In November, the mini-storage property…

Five arrested for drugs in surveillance operation

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested five people during a surveillance operation on the afternoon of Dec. 3. Investigators were conducting a surveillance operation in the parking lot of the Bi-Lo grocery store at 742 Highway 27 West in Lincolnton when they observed two vehicles converge and…

Obituaries — 12-3-14

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Loretta Kendrick Burgess Loretta Kendrick Burgess, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday evening, November 30, 2014 with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Loretta was born in Lincolnton on May 10, 1930 to the late…

New board shakes up county leadership

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Mitchem elected chairman, Jackson fired as county manager ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A dramatic shift in Lincoln County’s leadership took place at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. Newly elected commissioner Bill Beam, who was inducted alongside Martin Oakes, nominated veteran county commissioner Carroll Mitchem to serve as the…

Restraining order application against sheriff dismissed

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer An attempt to secure a restraining order against Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter was dismissed in district court on Dec. 1 after it was determined by District 27B judge Ali Paksoy, Jr. that accuser Wayne Anthony Huss must file a verified complaint to the court in…

Macy’s Parade experience twice as nice for twin brothers

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Most people would agree that having the opportunity to cross something off of your “bucket list” at 21 years old is a chance that you want to seize. This sentiment rang true for former East Lincoln High marching band standouts and twins Brandon Nichols and Britt…

Cat Square prepares for parade festivities

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When a yearly event is anticipated and embraced by a community for 41 years, it has officially graduated to “tradition.” Since 1973, the Cat Square parade has been the focal point of area residents during the holiday season. Each year, residents in and around Cat Square…