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Cat Square prepares for parade festivities

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When a yearly event is anticipated and embraced by a community for 41 years, it has officially graduated to “tradition.” Since 1973, the Cat Square parade has been the focal point of area residents during the holiday season. Each year, residents in and around Cat Square…

County reverses prior convenience site decisions

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will no longer be restricted to the “wheelbarrow load” rule at the county’s convenience sites. At a meeting Monday night, county commissioners voted to return the construction and demolition boxes to all of the convenience sites, reversing changes in the county’s solid waste…

Criminal Charges — 12-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dawn Marie Knott, 47, of 1370 Jaclyn Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 28 with three counts each of felony breaking and entering of a building and larceny after breaking and entering and five counts each of possession of stolen goods,…

Ordinance revisions on agenda for City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the city’s code of ordinances related to solid waste collection and disposal at a meeting Thursday night. In an agenda item memorandum, City Manager Jeff Emory stated that with the implementation of the new…

Wal-Mart larceny thwarted

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they intercepted a larceny in progress on Sunday at the Wal-Mart at 7131 Highway 73 in Denver. A loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart followed an individual out of the store where he had allegedly removed a vacuum cleaner and a stand up…

McHenry’s staff set to hold office hours

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Staff report Rep. Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at the County Commission Chambers in the Lincoln County Citizens Center, located at 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton. Constituents wishing to speak about issues regarding federal agencies, such as Social Security, veterans’ affairs and…

New county leaders take seats today

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County could see a shift in its county commission leadership following tonight’s Planning Board and Board of Commissioners joint session. With newly elected county commissioners Bill Beam and Martin Oakes being officially inducted this evening, the Board of Commissioners will be required to elect a…

Santa makes a stop at Lincolnton parade

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Cloninger era ends at LHS

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Beehives thrive in Lincoln County

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JACLYN ANTHONY Chief Photographer On the second Thursday of each month, a group of Lincoln County residents, real estate agents, consultants, law enforcement officers and photographers meet in the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. They’re all members of an association devoted to the study of a living thing revered by ancient…