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Lincolnton’s Bosiak garners national award

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Principal: Bosiak always advocates for the students     PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A Lincolnton High School teacher has won a national award through a selection process that saw her stand out through a pool of over 600 nominees in the National Life Group’s “LifeChanger of the Year” program.…

Thread Trail expands

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The trail at Sally’s YMCA in Denver got a little bit longer on Thursday. Suzanne Sellers, a board member of the Carolina Thread Trail and co-chair of Wandering Around Lincoln County, cut the ribbon opening up the 1.3-mile natural surface trail that will…

City makes another pitch to keep county offices

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A meeting of minds occurred on Tuesday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Lincoln County commissioners hosted Lincolnton’s City Council for a friendly discussion regarding the potential moves of several county offices out of downtown. Essentially, an informal,…

City of Lincolnton could save $800,000

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   According to a presentation constructed by City of Lincolnton finance director Steve Zickefoose and city manager Jeff Emory, the city could save $811,013 over a seven-year period by refinancing current bonds via a traditional banking institution. The initial savings provided by the lower interest…

Home Health may soon end

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   It wasn’t before many members of the Lincoln County Board of Health voiced their sadness that they voted to recommend the dismantling of the county’s Home Health department. But that recommendation did carry, and carry unanimously, by an 8-0 vote during a special…

Criminal Charges — 4-1-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jimmy Ray Long, 59, of 2914 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Mar. 27 with one count of communicating threats. A $500 bond was set. Jesse Caleb Garris, 25, of 785 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale was charged Mar. 27…

Department heads make pitches for funding

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        ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Six county department heads made their cases for their upcoming budget needs during a recent special called budget workshop meeting with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. In addition to health director Maggie Dollar, who reported that the Home Health department…

Maiden cheerleaders bring home national title

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   For the Maiden High School cheerleaders, last year’s lessons paved the way to this year’s success. But this time around, no improvisation was necessary. The Maiden varsity team won first place in its classification at Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in Myrtle Beach, South…

Coalition Against Child Abuse kicks off pinwheel fundraiser; Proceeds to benefit nonprofit group

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  Staff report   The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and, to recognize this, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center is “blowing Lincoln County away” with pinwheels. Contributors can choose a house or business to be “blown away.” In 2008, statistics showed…

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,…