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Criminal Charges — 9-5-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Andre Kilgore, 24, of 4767 Stratford Lane in Denver was charged August 30 with one count weapon possession by felon. A $2500 secured bond was set. Steven Andrew Wyatt, 29, of 302 N Pilot Knob Road in Denver was charged…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS 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 DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…

City Council approves DOT contract

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a project agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting Thursday night that would begin improvements to the intersection of East Main Street and Generals Boulevard. According to City Manager Jeff Emory, the city has been working on…

Local man named American Legion’s national chaplain

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Randy Cash stepped onto the national stage Aug.28, as the retired Navy chaplain took the oath of office to become National Chaplain for the American Legion. An active member of American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton and a faculty member at the Navy Chaplaincy…

Bank employee arrested for fraud

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A former employee of Fifth Third Bank in Boger City has been arrested on fraud charges by Lincolnton Police officers. Jeffrey Dean Etchison, Jr., 33, of 113 West College Street, Apartment E in Stanley, was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation into a fraudulent withdrawal at…

Students rally around sick classmate

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Ending the 2013-2014 school year was supposed to be exciting. For most students, it was the beginning of summer and the eventual promise of being one year closer to graduation. For a rising junior at North Lincoln High School named Simon Oaida, the year ended with…

Man overcomes checkered past to open Do-Gooders

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Do-Gooders Pizza’s name is more than just a catchy phrase designed to draw customers into the new restaurant on Vandiver Drive in Lincolnton. It’s a reflection of the character of owner Billy Leonard and his path from a 10-month prison sentence to work with local charities…

DWI checkpoint nets 1 drunk driver, other charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer People going to and from Lincolnton via Highway 321 at Main Street noticed a large police presence on Aug. 28 as the Lincolnton Police Department set up checkpoints in order to curb drinking and driving. From 9 p.m.-1 a.m., the police department was stopping vehicles and…

Criminal Charges — 9-3-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Bobby Joe Childs, 60, of 452 E Rhodes Street in Lincolnton was charged August 28 with one misdemeanor count indecent exposure. A $1000 secured bond was set. Oscar Melendez Duran, 42, of 410 West Sycamore Street in Lincolnton was charged August 28…

GOP announces ‘Take Back America’ effort

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Republican Party kicked off the “Take Back America” campaign on Monday. According to a press release from the party’s chairman, Jon Propst, the campaign is designed to “energize the Republican base” and encourage supporters to vote at the polls on Nov. 4. “November 4th is a…