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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, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

Trio arrested on meth charges after SWAT raid

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Staff report Three people are facing felony drug charges after a search of a home turned up nearly six ounces of meth. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and SWAT team found the drugs after searching a home at 1210 Betterbrook Lane in the Lincoln View subdivision in Lincolnton…

New Lincoln County Animal Services director hired

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer After a two-month search, Lincoln County has tabbed the next leader of its animal services department. Taylor Sumansky, a native New Yorker and the former supervisor of the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Animal Care & Control, will take over as the Lincoln County Animal Services…

Sex offender charged with threatening Lincolnton detective

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A convicted sex offender has been charged with threatening the Lincolnton Police Department detective who arrested him. Jason Scott Webb, 47, of 206 Point Circle in Belmont, was arrested on Wednesday by Gaston County law enforcement for threatening Detective Brent Heavner. Heavner arrested Webb in a…

Around Town — 5-4-16

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THURSDAY Spring revival Hardin Community Baptist Church, located at 548 Hardin Rd. in Dallas will host a spring revival featuring Rick Coram at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided. For more information call (704) 675-8388. Meeting The Environmental Review Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the Citizens Center,…

Criminal Charges — 5-4-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Karri Marie Schober, 34, of 609 S Edwards St. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 29 with one count each of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to ½ oz. and resisting, delaying, obstructing a public officer. A…

Groundbreaking scheduled for Chick-fil-A

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lincoln County is taking another step closer to becoming a reality. The chicken company will hold a groundbreaking May 12 at its future location t 7267 Highway 73 in Denver, between the QuikTrip and Walgreens. For Lincolnton students who engaged in…

EMS patient found with handgun

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Staff report A Mount Holly man has been charged with possessing drugs and a gun after being treated for a possible overdose by Lincoln County EMS. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped to assist Lincoln County EMS on Friday afternoon at a convenience store in the 5100 block of…

Lincoln County Farm Bureau makes donation to school

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincoln County Farm Bureau donated $600 to the agriculture department at West Lincoln High School on May 2. The funds will be used for protective equipment related to bee studies conducted by students. “The honey bees are one of the main pollinators of our agricultural crops,”…

City of Lincolnton to present budget for public comment

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The City of Lincolnton will present a draft of the 2016-17 budget on Thursday for the purpose of facilitating public comment before it is likely adopted in the June regular session. “This budget has been a collaborative effort between department heads and the Council,” finance director…