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Officers educate students about safe and sober driving

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton High School students got to see the effects of drunk driving on Wednesday, in a law enforcement effort to keep those students safe on prom night. The Lincolnton Police Department, in partnership with the North Carolina Forensic Tests For Alcohol program, conducted the seminar and…

Maiden to perform ‘The Little Mermaid’ for spring musical

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Maiden High School drama teacher Lisa Bolick views her drama club’s spring production of “The Little Mermaid” as a bittersweet endeavor. “This class of seniors is the most mature and one of the hardest working groups that I have had,” she said. “They are a close-knit…

Feds threaten to pull funding over HB2

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The United States Department of Justice, in a letter sent Wednesday, told Gov. Pat McCrory that North Carolina is in violation of the Civil Rights Act by passing House Bill 2. The letter, posted on WRAL, gives McCrory until Monday to confirm “that the State will…

Around Town — 5-6-16

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TODAY Relay Relay For Life of Lincolnton will begin from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. at Lincolnton High School, located at 803 N Aspen St. in Lincolnton. SATURDAY  Garden Club The Master Gardener Group of Gaston County (MGGGC) will hold their annual plant sale on at the Citizens Resource Center,…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works 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 NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

Trio arrested on meth charges after SWAT raid

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Staff report Three people are facing felony drug charges after a search of a home turned up nearly six ounces of meth. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and SWAT team found the drugs after searching a home at 1210 Betterbrook Lane in the Lincoln View subdivision in Lincolnton…

New Lincoln County Animal Services director hired

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer After a two-month search, Lincoln County has tabbed the next leader of its animal services department. Taylor Sumansky, a native New Yorker and the former supervisor of the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Animal Care & Control, will take over as the Lincoln County Animal Services…

Sex offender charged with threatening Lincolnton detective

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A convicted sex offender has been charged with threatening the Lincolnton Police Department detective who arrested him. Jason Scott Webb, 47, of 206 Point Circle in Belmont, was arrested on Wednesday by Gaston County law enforcement for threatening Detective Brent Heavner. Heavner arrested Webb in a…

Around Town — 5-4-16

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THURSDAY Spring revival Hardin Community Baptist Church, located at 548 Hardin Rd. in Dallas will host a spring revival featuring Rick Coram at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided. For more information call (704) 675-8388. Meeting The Environmental Review Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the Citizens Center,…

Criminal Charges — 5-4-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Karri Marie Schober, 34, of 609 S Edwards St. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 29 with one count each of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to ½ oz. and resisting, delaying, obstructing a public officer. A…