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East Lincoln Middle School Honor Rolls – 1st Quarter

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A Honor Roll 6th Grade Baker, Linda Belle Blount, Grayson Auld Brooks, Samuel Thomas Chapman, Alexia Paige Coppin, Kayla Marie Crates, Peyton Caroline Dallin, John Conner Davis, Brayden Michael Denis, McKenzie Gail Epperly, Kristen Kathleen Eubank, Jessica Lynn Fisher, Jordan Nelson Freeston, Jaden Flinn Fuller, Kendra Paige Gallant, Hailey Ann…

BALLARD: Elsie Hoffman Keever’s TV memories

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Elsie Hoffman Keever told me that in the good old days her husband, Herman, his brothers, Charlie and Glenn, and the Laney, Shrum and Walker boys would ride double on bikes three miles to town on Saturday afternoon to see a western movie. They carried a…

Battleground teachers receive supplies through nonprofit group

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Staff report A nationwide charity focused on putting school supplies in the hands of teachers and students awarded three Battleground Elementary educators with nearly $5,000 in supplies that aim to aid elementary school students with literacy expansion. Teachers Erica Priest, Tiffany Pacheco and Lori Johnson submitted requests through DonorsChoose.org, a…

Arts Council opens photography contest

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County is calling for all amateur photographers to participate in its annual amateur photography competition. Entrants and competition winners will take part in an open reception and an awards presentation as well as an exhibition in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries of…

Around Town — 11-17-14

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TODAY Board of Trustees Meeting The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. in the Myers Board Room on the second floor of the Dallas Campus. For more information, please call (704) 922 – 6215. Lincoln Charter School Board Meeting Lincoln Charter School will hold their monthly…

Criminal Charges — 11-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Autumn Dawn Buckland, 33, of 4639 NC 73 Highway was charged Nov. 13 with one count each of surrender of surety and no operator license. An unknown bond amount was set. Guadalupe Bernal, 35, of 1600 Buck Court in Lincolnton was…

Tillis takes a shot at Denver Defense range grand opening

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Republican senator-elect praises state’s small businesses ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range officially opened its doors to the public with a bang Saturday morning. Rather than a traditional ribbon cutting, Denver Defense opted for a “Ribbon Shooting,” inviting U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis to serve as…

$1 million contract on county agenda

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will vote on a contract to move forward with relocating the county’s health department to the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton at tonight’s meeting. According to Director of Public Works Donald Chamblee, “Public Works recommends contracting with Stewart,…

Substitute teacher, husband cited for allowing underage drinking at party

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has served a criminal summons on a Lincoln County Schools substitute teacher and her husband related to a recent party involving underage drinking that was held at their home. Amanda Michelle Watts, 36, a substitute teacher, and Alfred Wayne Watts, Jr., 40, of…

It’s Official: Elections board tallies results

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Board of Elections canvassed local votes from the 2014 General Election and declared the results official at a meeting on Friday. The Board of Elections, comprised of Chairman Wayne Mitchem, Charles Newman and Marsha Jordan, found no changes during their canvass as to the winners of…