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Two dead in separate accidents

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Staff report Two people were killed in separate vehicle accidents in Lincoln County over the weekend. A man was killed Friday morning when a truck he was driving struck a guardrail near mile marker 30 on Highway 321 near the Lincoln County-Catawba County line, according to troopers with the North…

‘Siggy’ retires, YMCA celebrates tenure

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The impact that Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald made on the community in 15 short years as facilities director for the Lincolnton YMCA was apparent on Thursday. Co-workers and friends gathered to send the German-born man with the big smile off into retirement with a bang. “I’m very…

Saine named budget chair

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer When budget negotiations heated back up again in the North Carolina General Assembly last week, Lincoln County Rep. Jason Saine was appointed to a key role as state lawmakers continued to try to hammer out an agreement. Saine, a Republican who has served in the House…

Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame moving to new home

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer On July 3, 1966, Tony Cloninger did what no National League player had done before him. That Sunday, the Atlanta Braves righty blasted two two-out grand slams (one on a 3-0 count) and drove in nine runs to propel the Braves to a 17-3 win over…

Board of Ed could settle suit

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Board of Education attorney Dean Shatley confirmed Friday that a tentative settlement agreement has been discussed that could end the school board’s lawsuit against Gaston Community Action. The Board of Education filed a breach of contract complaint to the Superior Court on June 4,…

Hovis seeks re-election ‘to see projects through’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Ward 4 councilman Larry Mac Hovis looks to follow through. The politician isn’t referring to his backhand on the tennis court or his home run swing. Hovis, 75, is speaking about the seat he currently holds with city government. “I want to see the things…

‘Lincoln Idol’ competition on tap for September

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer With the Festival of Trees no longer an option for the Lincoln County Arts Council, the nonprofit organization needed to find something new that could help it both raise funds and entertain the community. In September, Arts Council members came up with the idea of a…

Criminal Charges — 7-20-15

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Criminal charges for July 20, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Zachary Mitchell Pilkington, 29, of 1065 Daniels Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 16 with one count of driving while impaired. A $1,000 unsecured bond was set. Franklin Raye Shell, 34, of 210 Pleasant View…

NC Works Job Listings — 7-17-15

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Job listings for July 17, 2015. 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,…

Deputies looking for battery thieves

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of batteries from AT&T hubs in eastern Lincoln County. Batteries were stolen from locations in the 8500 block of Unity Church Road and the 200 block of Club Drive. AT&T employees reported the incidents on Tuesday, which are believed…