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Commissioners mull changes to waste sites, noise rules

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners discussed possible courses of action regarding backlash received from recent changes to the county’s noise ordinance and solid waste program at a meeting on Monday. County Manager Tracy Jackson began each discussion by updating commissioners on the staff’s latest research regarding…

North Lincoln ready for band season

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Students learn the notes at summer band camp ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Neil Underwood is an original. One of the first teachers to sign on with North Lincoln High School when it opened in 2003, he’s been teaching band for over a decade to the proud Band of Knights. Prior…

Legislators talk issues at luncheon

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer State and national legislators gathered Tuesday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Legislative Luncheon,” offering local business and community leaders the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the region. Those in attendance included Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and state Rep. Jason Saine (R,…

Communities take a stand at National Night Out

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department was out in full force again Tuesday night, but its members’ goal was to protest crime rather than fight it. Participating in the 31st annual National Night Out, members of the police department, City Council members, the mayor and district attorneys and…

McHenry holds town hall meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln County citizens shared their frustrations Tuesday afternoon during a town hall meeting with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), held at the Lincolnton Campus of Lincoln Charter School. He began with a brief speech, stressing reforms he felt the federal government needed to…

Kenlin Academy Preschool

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Criminal Charges — 8-6-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Dwayne Bercell Sledge, 31, of 144 Ross Street in Lincolnton was charged August 1 with one misdemeanor count each indecent liberties with a child and second degree trespass. A secured $20,500 bond was set. Jontavius Javez Littlejohn, 16, of 412 Flint Street…

Around Town — 8-6-14

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TODAY Spay/Neuter Clinic The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for the spay/neuter clinic from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost for dogs and cats are $30 plus $8 for rabies vaccine for this month only. Register in person at 2422 Country Club Road in Lincolnton. For more…

Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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Around Town

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TODAY Revival Charity Baptist Church at 113 Charity Church Road in Lawndale will host a revival, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly and running until August 8. For more information, call (704) 466-8774 or visit www.charitybaptistchurch.info Basketball Camp East Lincoln High School will host Back to School basketball camp beginning 8:30…