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Cooperative Extension ready for Pie Day 2016

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County residents are encouraged to bring empty stomachs and full appetites to the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Jan. 28 for the Extension and Community Association’s annual National Pie Day celebration. More than 100 pies in total, two from each baker, are anticipated for…

Boger City Fire Department Chief: Kitchen fires can be prevented

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A kitchen fire that occurred Jan. 10 within the Boger City Fire Department district could have been prevented, according to Fire Chief Mitch Burgin. “I would say that about one-third of the fires in Lincoln County are caused by unattended cooking,” Burgin said. “Keeping batteries in…

Council, public to offer ‘profiles’ of new city manager

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton’s City Council will meet on Wednesday and submit individual profiles for characteristics that councilmen would like to see in the city’s new manager. The city has set up a portal on its website designed to cull public input on the matter. Citizens will have until…

City officials welcome qualified contractors, vendors

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Officials with the City of Lincolnton are welcoming fresh faces in the form of consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors and suppliers. It isn’t that the city is snubbing their long-time relationships, Mayor Ed Hatley said, but that providing the city with the best possible cost and…

Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park on BOC agenda tonight

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners are expected to deliver their final verdict on Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park when they meet at the James W. Warren Citizens Center tonight. The park, a proposed training facility for top young extreme sports athletes across the region, was recommended for denial by…

Board of Elections announces early voting sites, hours

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Elections has announced one-stop voting hours and polling locations in advance of the March 15 primary election. Lincoln County residents seeking to vote early can stop by the James W. Warren Citizens Center, the East Lincoln Community Center or the North…

Criminal Charges — 1-25-16

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Criminal charges for January 25, 2016. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Worth McAlister, III, 48, of 188 Howard School Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 20 with one count of assault on a female. James Mitchell Joyner, 37, of 3665 Lake Shore Rd. S in Denver…

Around Town — 1-25-16

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Around town for January 25, 2016. TUESDAY Meeting The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet jointly with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, located at 353 N. Generals Blvd., in Lincolnton.…

Avery wants more public involvement in government

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Robert Avery’s speeches at Lincoln County commission meetings have grown to become nearly as frequent as the Pledge of Allegiance that opens each session. But rather than continuing to air out his grievances at the bi-monthly meetings, the Crouse native recently decided to run for commissioner…

Sain wins ‘Best of Show’ in photography competition

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Paula Sain took top honors and garnered a “Best of Show” nod from the Arts Council of Lincoln County in its annual amateur photography competition. Sain’s entry captured her father, James Bullington, 89, in mid-smile. “I knew when I saw the photo that it was going…