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Model Citizen: Lincolnton man driven by hobby

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer It didn’t take long for Lincolnton resident Daniel Fulton to find his place in the world. When he isn’t working on or around trucks, he is sketching them or building elaborate customized models of them. “My daddy was a truck driver and he also built models…

Braylon Beam supports Panthers on Super Bowl run

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Braylon Beam keeps pounding. The 6-year-old Rock Springs first grader, whose dances in the midst of a brain cancer battle garnered national headlines almost as soon as the disease was first diagnosed, was in Charlotte again on Jan. 24, cheering on his beloved Carolina Panthers. A…

Lincoln County Animal Services schedules community meetings

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Animal Services announced a series of community meetings beginning this week to discuss potential changes at the animal shelter. LCAS Director David Workman will be on hand Wednesday at East Lincoln High School, Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center and Feb. 8…

Fun is No. 1 at Kids Rock Fun Factory

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids 12 and younger can go and enjoy 20,000 square feet of inflatables, games, music and prizes. Parents appreciate the family atmosphere and “safety first” approach of Kids Rock Fun Factory. What began a year ago with the lease of…

Hickory man charged with trafficking meth

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Staff report A Hickory man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after a joint operation between the Lincolnton Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Kenneth Otto Jones, 50, of 407 26th Street SW, was arrested on Thursday after “detectives with both agencies utilized physical surveillance techniques and encountered…

Around Town — 1-29-16

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Around town for January 29, 2016. SATURDAY Country breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Photography Club The Lincoln Photo club is sponsoring an…

Neighbors voice opposition to proposed Denver neighborhood

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer About 50 people turned out to the East Lincoln Community Center for a community involvement meeting on Tuesday to discuss their issues with the proposed Newton Crossing neighborhood in Denver. Much of the dissension hinged on traffic, specifically residents of Sarah Drive concerned about the development’s…

LPD makes felony meth arrests

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department has charged a man and woman with felony possession of methamphetamine. Arthur Joshua Houser, 25, of 2158 Lewis Road in Lincolnton, and Laura Kathryn Drew Smith, 31, of 402 Madison Street in Lincolnton, were served outstanding felony warrants at a home at 401 North…

Humane Voters of Lincoln County endorses candidates

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Humane Voters of Lincoln County advocacy group has announced its candidate endorsements for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race. The nonpartisan animal-rights voting coalition is backing Republicans Rich Permenter, Bruce Carlton and Anita McCall and Democrats Elaine Jenkins and Neil Underwood for the upcoming…

Mitchem: Voters know where I stand

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Carrol Mitchem is one of two incumbents vying to keep his seat on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, but perhaps the biggest issue to the third-term Republican is reminding voters how soon they’ll have to make their decisions. The North Carolina General Assembly voted in…