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County airfield to be named after former city manager

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport will honor long-time airport authority chair David Lowe by officially naming its airfield after the former City of Lincolnton manager. “It’s hard to identify just one thing because he has done so much,” airport manager Joe Tate said. “Several years ago…

Lincolnton Fire Department teams up with school of technology

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County School of Technology has introduced a brand new firefighter technology program through a partnership with the Lincolnton Fire Department. The course, which operates like any other class at the school, is designed to cover part of the North Carolina Firefighter certification modules required…

Duke Energy’s Helping Home Fund aides Lincolnton woman

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Duke Energy launched its Helping Home Fund in January of last year and has since provided more than 2,000 families in North Carolina with up to $10,000 of energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to the customer. The Helping Home Fund is a $20 million program…

Local country act Luck of the Drawl close to achieving dreams

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Three young ladies have a second chance at the opportunity of a lifetime and they’re determined not to let it slip through their grasp once again. Jaeleigh Clark of Lincolnton, Jillian Bartlett of Gastonia and Katie Comer of Dallas make up the country singing trio better…

‘Fill the Boot’ to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Muscular Dystrophy Association will benefit from the 2016 Fill the Boot campaign that will be conducted by the Lincoln County Fire Fighters Association, with firefighters throughout the county participating. Money collected through the drive is set to help find treatments for muscular dystrophy, ALS and…

The Wisecarvers to perform at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lowesville Gospel Concerts will host The Wisecarvers for a performance on Sept. 10. The Wisecarvers are family driven, according to keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Kara Wisecarver. “The group is led by Vince and Tammy Wisecarver. It includes their sons, Dustin and Chase, and I am married…

Man wanted for stabbing man in face

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a man charged in connection with a stabbing incident on Atlantic Lane in Lincolnton on Sunday. Detective Greg Hager responded to the scene at around 5:30 a.m. after a disturbance was reported. Deputies told Hager that the victim, David A.…

City set to break ground on downtown Lincolnton splash park

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A downtown splash park that has been two years in the making will see ground broken in the coming weeks. Lincolnton’s City Council approved a contract for $415,198.00 with Howard Construction on Sept. 1. “The contractor seems to think that this is a four- to six-month…

Man sentenced to more than two decades on child porn charges

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Staff report A Denver man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison for distributing child pornography. Edward Arthur Peck pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor on Tuesday. The State Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, executed…

Around Town — 9-9-16

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TODAY Sale St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center, located at 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton will host Fall/Winter kids consignment sale at 7 p.m until 9:30 p.m. For more information please contact Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. BBQ Pisgah United Methodist Church, located at 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in…