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Taxi service, North Generals Boulevard improvements on agenda for City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A new taxi service may be in Lincolnton’s future. Lincolnton City Council members will hold a public hearing at their meeting Thursday night regarding a request for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to operate a taxi cab service. According to City Clerk Donna Flowers, the…

Around Town — 9-3-14

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WEDNESDAY King’s Kids New Grace Baptist Church in Iron Station will host Kings Kids on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. Ages 6 through teens. Bible lessons, games, monthly awards. Curriculum and t-shirts provided. Divorce Care River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a 13-week support group…

Sailors young and old take on Lake Norman

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Cherryville woman charged for arson, theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Matt Burgess has arrested one person and charged another in connection with a suspicious house fire that was set on June 15. Susan Starlene Waldenville, 38, of 6717 Charleston Trail in Cherryville, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with…

Study ranks county schools among most productive in NC

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A new study shows that Lincoln County Schools is among the most productive school districts in the state. The Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute, released the study “Return on Educational Investment: 2014” in July, its second study focusing on educational productivity,…

Report: Equality will help state economy grow

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Staff report A new study released today reports that an equity-driven economic growth model will expedite North Carolina’s recovery from the Great Recession, which has consistently remained uneven and sluggish across the state, creating recessionary-like conditions in many cities and towns. “The State of Working North Carolina,” a report published…

North Lincoln drummer shines on big stage

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For North Lincoln High School junior Ian Yount, this summer consisted of lengthy rehearsals, long bus rides and the chance to compete against talented drum corps from across the country. Yount, 17, was first introduced to music during his elementary school years. “I homeschooled Ian and…

Deputies help nab fugitive

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Denver man wanted in California and Florida was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives secured a search warrant for 2896 Sweeping Pines Drive in Denver and took Justin David Goulet, 27, into custody. In Lincoln County,…

Criminal Charges — 9/1/14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Harry-Edward Adkins, 45, of 1152 Camp Creek Road in Iron Station was charged August 28 with one count failure to appear. A $500 bond was set. Jada Blair Mitchem, 22, of 111 Old Hardin Road in High Shoals was charged…

Around Town — 9/1/14

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TUESDAY Board of Education Meeting The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices located at 353 North Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. Lions Club Meeting The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7p.m. in the Elm Classroom of…