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Around Town — 3-3-17

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SATURDAY Garage sale A garage sale will be held at 2664 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton beginning at 8 a.m.   Country Breakfast Shady Grove Baptist Church, located at 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. All proceeds will go to…

Chamber launches fundraiser for building renovations

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has launched a capital campaign to raise funds in support of much-needed renovations to the second story of the organization’s office building in downtown Lincolnton. “The membership has always been real good to the chamber,” former board of directors chairman…

Lincoln Charter considers $2 million expansion in Denver

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln Charter school board members will soon be voting to authorize construction of an addition to the school’s Denver campus. The addition will add approximately 15,000 square feet on two floors, including 12 classrooms, to be constructed on the west side of the building. The…

LHS production of ‘Aida’ opens Thursday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students and members of the Lincolnton High School Drama Club, under the direction of Shane Stephens, are putting the finishing touches on the musical production “Aida.” Performances will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Aida” is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th-century…

Public speech permits up for hearing

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will conduct a public hearing tomorrow evening to discuss proposed changes to the city’s code of ordinances regarding public speakers at city events. The proposed ordinance, crafted by city attorney T.J. Wilson following a series of meetings with city officials and Lincolnton…

Sex offender charged in jailhouse assault

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Staff report An inmate at the Lincoln County jail has been charged with assaulting detention officers who were trying to move him from his cell. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Christopher Neil Chastain, 29, of Daybrook Court in Stanley, assaulted the officers as they tried to remove him from…

Around Town — 3-1-17

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WEDNESDAY  Meeting The Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton will host a program on “Diagnosis and Management of Dementia” at 10 a.m. presented by Dr. Zimmer of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.   Ash Wednesday Augustana Lutheran Church, located off Hwy. 70 SE, at…

Criminal Charges — 3-1-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: William Dean Littrell III, 39, of 5719 Country Ln. in Stanley was charged on Feb. 20 with one count of civil order for arrest of child support. A $1,000 cash bond was set. Ronnie Douglas Webb, 53, of 3317 Tatterstone Ln.…

LTG production based on Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A new drama to be performed at the Lincoln Cultural Center, “Thunder Over Carolina,” will begin production with auditions on Sunday and Monday from 7-9 p.m. “Thunder Over Carolina” is a historical drama based on the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill, presented by the Lincoln Cultural…

Vale church founders celebrate 50 years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Eight people from the Vale community got together in 1967 and decided to build a church. “We threw in our few pennies and started building,” said Fred Watts, who recently turned 90 years old. “It grew pretty good, we thought.” All eight were African Americans…