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Sen. Curtis talks NC Senate budget proposal

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The North Carolina Senate unveiled a budget proposal on Tuesday evening that would impose a significant personal and corporate income tax cut and raise pay for most teachers. The proposed budget calls for $22.9 billion in spending over the next fiscal year, which would be an…

Senate bill would affect the posting of public notices

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A bill that passed through the North Carolina Senate last month would allow local governments to post public notices on their own websites rather than publishing advertisements in newspapers. Senate Bill 343, which passed with a 30-19 vote in April, has now been sent to the…

School system shuffles principals, administrators

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools Board of Education shifted multiple principals and administrators to different schools during a meeting on Tuesday. Samantha Campbell, former principal of East Lincoln High School, was promoted to director of secondary education, the position formerly held by Lincolnton High School principal…

Commissioners set to vote on ‘no-kill’ strategic plan

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A strategic plan to help the Lincoln County Animal Shelter reach “no-kill” designation will be presented to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during tonight’s meeting. The plan — prepared by the Lincoln County Animal Services staff, the No-Kill Ad Hoc Committee headed by Commissioner Anita…

East Lincoln High hosts Relay For Life event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The turnout to East Lincoln’s Relay For Life held at East Lincoln High School on Friday was slim due to rain, but the energy was high. The entertainment on the main stage ran from the East Lincoln Jazz Band to gymnastics by Lake Norman Gymnastics…

Amy’s Closet continues to support county’s domestic violence shelter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer When Shasta Steele opened Amy’s Closet in Denver four years ago, the board members of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV) who operate Amy’s House, a Lincoln County shelter for those suffering from domestic violence, didn’t think it would work. The Denver store…

Search for new Lincoln County Schools superintendent moving forward

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools superintendent search process is now several steps closer to hiring a person to fill the position currently held by Dr. Sherry Hoyle, who announced her retirement at a school board meeting held on Feb. 14. The members of the Lincoln County…

Former LTN columnist’s influence still being felt

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It was the tin mines and her husband’s job as an engineer that first brought Gladys Mason Childs to Lincolnton from South Africa. While in Lincolnton, Childs breathed life into local theater, including the inception, planning and organization of the original productions of “Thunder Over…

Around Town— 5-15-17

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MONDAY Revival Riverview Baptist Church, located at 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton will host revival each evening thru Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dr. Ron Lynch will be guest speaker. Diabetes Support Group CHS Lincoln will host a diabetes support group meeting at 6 p.m. in the Dogwood classroom in the…

Around Town— 5-12-17

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FRIDAY BBQ Lincolnton Middle School, located at 2361 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Dine in is available from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Plates include BBQ, slaw, beans, chips and dessert for $9. SATURDAY Buffet Marvin United Methodist Church, located…