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Criminal Charges — 11-5-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Jackson Letterman, 68, of 332 Turner Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 30 with one misdemeanor count each of failure to secure passenger under 16, driving while license revoked and reckless driving to endanger. A $2,500 secured bond amount was set. Timothy…

City to consider contract for website update

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Staff report Lincolnton’s City Council will discuss a proposed contract with Civic Plus regarding the construction and deployment of the city’s website at its meeting Thursday. The contract, set at $20,027, includes the approval of an additional $3,837 per year for a total of three years for annual hosting, system…

Tillis makes local stop in final push to Election Day

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Senate candidate shares vision with voters at GOP rally ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Dozens of local Republicans gathered Saturday night to show their support for U.S. Senate candidate and current state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, as well as several other local and state GOP candidates. The Lincoln County…

Man remembered for work on atomic bomb, space program

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer James Conrad Little was born in Lincoln County in 1912. By the end of his life, in 2002, Little left a legacy that included work on both the space program and the atomic bomb and, ultimately, a family that is proud to have called him its…

Trick-or-treating can be hard work

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Commissioners to hear revisions to Oaklawn plans

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will hear several motions regarding the Oaklawn School at a meeting tonight. According to an agenda item memorandum from the county’s Planning and Inspections Department, the county is currently in the process of renovating the former Oaklawn School building, with the…

Polling Locations

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The polls will be open at all locations for Election Day on Tuesday from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Asbury: Boger City Fire Department, 410 McAlister Road Boger City: Lincoln School of Technology, 1 Timken Drive Buffalo Shoals: Maiden Wesleyan Church, 1125 Ivey Church Road Cowan’s Ford: Salem United Methodist Church, 378…

Police: Razor found in candy

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Staff report A press release issued by the Maiden Police Department said that a razor blade was reportedly found in a small candy bar on Halloween. Parents checking candy that their children received during Halloween trick-or-treating allegedly noticed a small metallic object inside the wrapper of a miniature Twix candy…

Classical guitarist coming to Lincoln Cultural Center

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Concert Association will welcome a world-renowned classical guitarist to the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center as David Burgess performs in the second installment of the 2014-2015 concert series on Thursday. Burgess studied at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico and received…

Criminal Charges — 11-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Rodney Lewis McElveen, 42, of 1108 Shannon Bradly Road in Gastonia was charged Oct. 30 with one count of unauthorized use of vehicle. An unknown bond amount was set. Adam Castillo, 35, of 958 Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale was…