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Denver Fire Department shows efficient 2014

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Many fire departments across North Carolina have collected data from 2014 that will show how productive and efficient their departments were ran. The Denver Fire Department is no different, and a peek into its books shows a well-oiled machine that continues to serve northeastern Lincoln County.…

Criminal Charges — 1-12-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Scottie Andrew Brooks, 33, of 828 Hoffman Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 8 with one count each of misdemeanor larceny and possessing stolen goods. An unknown bond amount was set. Billy Ray Green, Jr., 29, of 305 Elizabeth Ave. in…

National Pie Day coming up

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Staff report Preparations are already underway for Lincoln County’s Extension and Community Association (ECA)’s annual pie-tasting celebration. The annual event offers the community a chance to sample recipes ranging from traditional to the more eclectic. According to volunteer Lucille Johnson, Lincoln County has celebrated National Pie Day for 18 years,…

Stolen trail camera sent back photos of suspects

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Staff report More than two dozen calls to law enforcement resulted in the arrest of two Lincolnton men accused of stealing a pair of trail cameras from a Lincolnton property. Billy Ray Green, Jr., 29, of 305 Elizabeth Avenue, and Scottie Andrew Brooks, 33, of 828 Hoffman Road, were charged…

Eaddy on sewer debtors: ‘Cut them off’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer If one of Lincolnton’s city councilmen has his way, delinquent sewer customers on “Route 90” will soon have their service cut off. The hitch to that plan is that those city sewer customers live outside the city limits, are served by the county for water and…

Local man given state’s highest honor

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Councilman works toward downtown park

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Councilman Devin Rhyne unveiled plans for a downtown park and green space at a council meeting Wednesday night. While the project is still in its infancy, Rhyne presented conceptual art, designed by Stacey Smith of Gallery 27. Features of the Downtown Park and green…

LHS solar oven project students cross borders

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton High School’s science students are examining the power of solar energy in a new light. Students from Kathy Bosiak’s Earth and Environmental Science class presented their final creations at a solar oven conference Wednesday morning. The assignment: to take a box of their choosing and…

Hospital donates new playhouse to daycare center

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Community leaders assembled at A Place to Grow on a mission: to breathe life into a newly acquired playhouse. “The playhouse is more than just a place where kids can play,” said Kathy Vinzant, executive director of United Way, in an email. “It’s going to allow…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered in NCWorks to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register/update your information. Job listings for all of North Carolina may be accessed. Come to the NC Works Career Center-Lincoln County, 529 N Aspen St., Lincolnton or call, 704-735-8035. VARIOUS FAST…