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Around Town — 2-3-17

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Saturday Singing Grace Baptist Church, located at 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd in Lincolnton, will host The Heritage Quartet at 7 p.m. Chicken Pie Fundraiser Meadow Ridge Church, located at 1173 Zeb Haynes Rd.in Maiden will host a chicken pie fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for…

Longtime officer looks back after three decades of service

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer After more than three decades serving the City of Lincolnton as a police officer, Kameron Keener is looking at retiring in December. There are some things he wishes he did differently during his service, but he said he doesn’t regret joining the force. While employed…

Local students win conservation essay contest

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County sixth graders recently competed in the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District’s 39th annual essay contest. The three winners were invited to read their essays at the Rotary Club of Lincolnton monthly meeting on Monday. “The intent of the award is not to…

Mauney’s nursing home served county’s elderly for years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The only one who believed in Mary “Pris” Mauney when she decided to open the first private retirement home in Lincolnton was her banker, who agreed to lend her the money to build the house on the corner of Andrews Drive and Startown Road. Mauney…

Downtown development update on City Council agenda

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer City attorney T.J. Wilson will provide an update on the status of the proposed Aspen Station Townhomes at Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. Aspen Station, one of three developments proposed by Lincolnton commercial real estate developer Piedmont Companies, had been delayed due to issues with an…

Christian Ministry kicks off Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer While millions of people across America prepare to feast during Super Bowl Sunday, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County will be accepting donations for the annual nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser. “All of the money we raise will go directly to our soup kitchen to feed…

Criminal Charges — 2-1-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jarvis Leonard Miller, 32, of 3496 Woodstream Dr. in Maiden was charged on Jan. 21 with one count of possession pseudo/prior meth conviction. A $12,000 secured bond was set. Carolyn Kluttz, 47, of 169 Pinewood Dr. in Lincolnton was charged on…

Around Town — 2-1-17

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TODAY Support Group River   View   Baptist   Church, located at 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a 13-week support group for separated/divorced individuals. Cost is $15. Child care provided. Group meetings will be 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. each week. For more information, call (704) 740-9667.   Senior Services Lincoln…

Man arrested on child abuse charges

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Staff report An Iron Station man is facing child abuse charges and a Maiden woman is accused of trying to hide him from deputies. Roderick Brandon Lessard, 29, of Low Bridge Road in Iron Station, and Lura Elizabeth Holmes, 28, of Falcon Ridge Road in Maiden, were arrested on Friday…

Commissioner charged with trespassing

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Staff report A Lincoln County commissioner has been charged with trespassing. Martin Oakes, a first-term commissioner from Denver, was charged with second-degree trespassing for allegedly driving past a gate posted with a “no trespassing” sign and down a long driveway to a home at 430 North Little Egypt Road in…