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Story time at East Lincoln Middle School

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County cuts ribbon on Airlie shell building

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer It didn’t take long for Cliff Brumfield to express a message of hope following a ribbon cutting ceremony at Airlie Business Park on Thursday. As soon as Lincoln Economic Development Association board chairman Bo King cut the ribbon, Brumfield — LEDA’s executive director — told the…

Big rig enthusiast keeps on truckin’

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Varied collection draws attention from TV series, fans from across the country PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Brad Wike has nearly 100 trucks on his property. Some of them are waiting in a long line to be restored to their former glory. Some will become “parts trucks” and simply serve as…

Overcrowding forces animals outside shelter

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For Lincoln County Animal Services, a recent surge in overcrowding, particularly with cats, has forced some animals outside, with the implementation of mobile cages. “We had one day where we took in 35 cats,” manager David Workman said. “Our intake volume has risen in recent weeks…

Deputies: Felon left ID when running from break-ins

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Staff report A High Shoals man is facing felony breaking and entering charges after leaving his identification near the scene of one of a pair of break-ins he allegedly committed. Joshua Ray Murphy, 25, of 229 North Lincoln Street, was arrested on Monday and charged with two felony counts of…

Deputies: Man had sex with 13-year-old girl

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Staff report A Charlotte man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Lincoln County, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Mark Emmanuel Olivos-Martinez, 26, of the 4600 block of Langden Gate Drive, was arrested on Lincoln County charges of one felony count each of statutory rape and taking…

Caboose talks highlight City Council agenda

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton’s City Council meets on Thursday for its regular session, one of the hot topics on the agenda relates to the North Western Railroad Freight Depot items that were recently made available on the auction site govdeals.com by the city. While the Norfolk Southern caboose…

Howard’s Creek Fire Department substation lacks support from districts

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The prospects of a new substation to service Howard’s Creek fire customers recently took a hit after HC Fire Chief Dusty Rudisill said he received a lack of support from neighboring districts. In May, it was revealed that Howard’s Creek was negotiating to put a substation…

State grant would help repair homes for elderly

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Four elderly Lincoln County residents stand to benefit from a Community Development Block Grant this summer, but that’s only if bidders decide it’s worth their time to help. Companies wishing to do construction on four homes have until 2 p.m. on Tuesday to submit sealed bids…

Nonprofits get pinched in Senate budget

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Among the fundamental differences between the North Carolina House’s budget plan, passed in March, and the Senate’s plan passed earlier in June, is a tax plan that could threaten the state’s nonprofit industry. Rep. Jason Saine, the House finance chairman and a Republican who serves Lincoln…