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Trump inaugural celebration to be held in Lincolnton

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine will host an event in downtown Lincolnton to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Saine made the decision to organize the event after speaking with local supporters of the Trump campaign who were interested in finding a place…

Union Elementary students pitch in at homeless shelter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer As they have once a month since October, students, staff and parents from Union Elementary School offered up food and companionship to the guests at the Hesed House of Hope on Thursday evening. These monthly visits started after Union Elementary kindergarten teacher Shelley McConnell took…

McHenry discusses priorities as Congress goes back into session

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The first session of the 115th United States Congress convened on Tuesday and the GOP-dominated legislature has already begun passing legislation. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Denver resident and Republican whose district includes Lincoln County, is serving his seventh term in the House of Representatives. The Republican…

Local make-up artist works with celebrities, athletes

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Bryce Carey grew up in Lincolnton and attended Western Carolina University, where he developed a love for theatre. After he graduated, he worked with the television show “Dawson’s Creek” in Wilmington in the wardrobe department. While he was there, he was introduced to hair and…

Lincoln Theatre Guild holding auditions for 2017 productions

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln Theatre Guild has scheduled auditions at the Lincoln Cultural Center for two upcoming productions in 2017. Auditions for “Rock of Ages” will be held on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 and auditions for “Robin Hood” will take place two weeks later on Jan. 29…

Proposal for West Lincoln medical facility withdrawn again

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincolnton Main Street, LLC, has once again withdrawn a rezoning request for a 15,000 square-foot medical facility in western Lincoln County. The request called for the rezoning of three acres on the northeast corner of Highway 27 and Howards Creek Mill Road in Vale. The new…

More felony drug arrests made at Lincolnton home

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Staff report Four people are facing felony drug charges following a Lincolnton Police Department search of a home on North Grove Street. Officers said the search of the home on Tuesday — the second search warrant served there since Dec. 23 — was the result of an investigation into methamphetamine…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works 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. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

Criminal Charges — 1-6-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Miranda Kay Beaver, 29, of 6610 Buckskin Tr. in Vale was charged on Jan. 2 with one count each of larceny, possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering railroad cars or other motor vehicles, and larceny of motor vehicle. A $25,000…

Around Town ~ 1-6-17

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SUNDAY Lunch Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country lunch (not a buffet) from noon until 2 p.m. A donation of $8 per plate will support the church building fund. Children 2 and under eat free.  MONDAY  Meeting Mended Hearts Chapter 379 will meet in…