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On the surface, Riley Pyle looks like your average high school student. Under the surface, however, she’s a brave soul and faces a severe illness with grace. Pyle, who’s a senior at Lincolnton High School was one of the many who spoke at the most recent Lincoln County Board of Education meet…

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The annual Hart Square Festival continues on despite the loss of its founder, Dr. Robert “Bob” Hart and a global pandemic. There wouldn’t be a Hart Square which is truly a local treasure if it were not for Dr. Hart. There wouldn’t be a festival if it were not for the hundreds of volunteers a…

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At their regular meeting held Monday night, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved the Lease Agreement with Duke Energy for the Beatty’s Ford Access Area. This agreement with Duke has been a topic of discussion for the county commissioners for well over a year. The project is req…

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There are ghosts in Lincoln County and through his grandparents and parents, Beau Gregory King has been told their stories. He decided to write them down and publish them in several volumes. It’s been quite a few years since King published volume one of “Eternal Tales.” He’s now working on a…

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North Lincoln Middle School fifth and sixth graders were able to experience STEM in action on Wednesday. At first, it was likely a bit frustrating, tedious, and yes, maybe boring because they had to listen to instruction on how to build a hovercraft, then they had to build their own. 

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A family-owned company that’s been in business for almost 200 years, HUBER Technology began their work manufacturing containers and equipment for breweries and food suppliers. They’re now in the wastewater treatment business with a brand-new facility in Airlie Parkway in Denver.

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Once again, the Lincoln County Board of Education voted four to three to keep face coverings optional in school. Board members Joan Avery, Myra Heavner and Todd Wulfhorst voting against the decision to make masks optional. Face coverings will remain required on buses. It was a full house at …

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A group of approximately 100 individuals, several of them dressed in the signature black and yellow polo shirts with “Proud Boy” emblems carrying both American and black and yellow flags, rallied on the south lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse Saturday morning. The rally, called a “Freedo…

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It’s Christmas in October at Amy’s Closet in Lincolnton and the color theme is purple for domestic violence awareness month. A beautifully decorated Christmas shop has been created in one of the rooms upstairs at Amy’s Closet by Becky Engle. She came up with the idea to set up the shop after…

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Comforting gifts of love were delivered to the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center on Tuesday. The Piecemakers Quilt Guild which has been meeting in Lincolnton for over 25 years delivered 20 quilts to the child advocacy center.  

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Area manufacturing companies sent their best of the best forklift drivers to compete in the annual Lincoln County Industrial Managers Association Forklift Rodeo. As was the case last year, a lone woman took on a pack of men. Each driver had to go through a timed, challenging obstacle course.

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At the annual Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence annual luncheon, Board Member Skip Steele revealed plans for “Amy’s House 2.” It’s anticipated that ground will be broke next month for a new shelter. It’s been a long time coming. The original Amy’s House, which is in a 100-ye…

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At their meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 7, the Lincolnton City Council discussed the 2021 Christmas parade. The 2020 Christmas parade as well as all other holiday-related items were cancelled last year due to COVID-19. This year, there will be a Christmas parade, but not an official tree lig…

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Ingleside sits as if on an oasis with suburban development almost completely surrounding it. The historic house almost got demolished to make way for new housing, however, at the request of the Lincoln County Historical Association, county commissioners, and the owners, Preservation North Ca…

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A local issue that is perhaps as polarized as wearing face coverings or getting a COVID vaccination is what to do about the homeless population. A task force consisting of individuals from first responders, Department of Social Services, clergy, county and city officials, nonprofit organizat…

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Pianist Gregory Knight was to perform at the first concert of the Lincoln County Concert Association on Sunday, Oct. 3. He prepared for it, but he’s fighting an aggressive form of salivary cancer and his health has taken a turn for the worst. Knight’s never performed solo for the Lincoln Cou…

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If nothing changes before then, when Wednesday, Sept. 29 rolls around, Dr. Peter Alford said he and his wife will have some concerns about their daughter attending Catawba Springs Elementary School. During their regular board meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Lincoln County Board of Edu…

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A complaint was filed on Monday against the Lincoln County Board of Education on behalf of parents of students attending Lincoln County Schools. The complaint for injunctive relief, which was filed with the Superior Court of Lincoln County seeks an order and injunction directing the board of…

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Imagine having a machine that fits in a broom closet that produces a cleaning solution that’s as effective as bleach for killing germs and far safer for the person using it and the environment. There’s a company in Lincolnton that’s perfected this technology and made it available for schools…

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Lincoln County, collaborating with the City of Lincolnton have launched a new website to keep citizens updated on plans for the historic courthouse in downtown Lincolnton.The recommendation of a committee that was formed over the summer to discuss the future use of the old Lincoln County Cou…

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There’s a gem of a store in Lincolnton that gives community members the opportunity to shop for high end clothing at reduced prices in a boutique environment and keeps clothing out of the landfill. The owner, Janice Rollins grew up in the Philippines and was sensitive to clothing going to waste. 

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Beginning today, students will be allowed to attend Lincoln County Schools without face coverings if their parents so chose to send them that way or if the student decides not to wear one. The school board didn’t retract their decision made on Sept. 14 to go masks optional despite a letter s…

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Lincoln County Health Director Davin Madden sent a letter dated Sept. 22 addressed to the Lincoln County Board of Education and Lincoln County Schools administration. In his letter, Madden said that Lincoln County has seen a significant increase in positive cases, which includes a significan…

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The State Employee’s Credit Union Foundation has thrown down the gauntlet with a $750,000 donation to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help build Amy’s House 2 for victims of domestic violence in Lincoln County. The hope is that with this donation, other organization…

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA’s 2019 Keith Turner Memorial Concert will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring Terri Gore. This is a free community event to be held outside, at the pavilion across the street from the Lincolnton YMCA and the Lincoln County Health Department. Keith Turner wa…

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Known affectionately as the “Dirt Lady,” Patty Dellinger has retired from her duties as director of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District after serving more than three decades in that department. Starting out with the county on July 11, 1988, as a clerk typist, Dellinger wo…

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From its humble beginnings in the Shrum School House in the 1920s, Antioch Baptist Church has withstood the tests of time and is celebrating 101 years of worship. The Shrum School House was used for many years as a location for community activities as well as for a church, according to resea…

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To be addicted can be described as being on a merry go round. At first, it’s fun, then it takes more and stronger drugs to keep the merry go round spinning. Eventually it starts spinning so fast, it’s all but impossible to get off. Some fall off permanently and die from overdose. The lucky f…

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Wielding a tool that looks like it could be some sort of medieval torture device, Mike Lore starts to loosen the soil in a garden bed with a tool called a broad fork. There are no tillers used on a regular basis at Piedmont Homestead, nor is there a tractor. Instead, Mike and his wife, Krist…

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Taking after his mother, at eight years old, Kash “Bird” Bostic has become an accomplished motocross competitor. Throughout her teenage years, Cheyenne Johnson road motocross until it died out due to her leaving for college. Now, like a phoenix (hence the “Bird”) Kash rose up to take over wh…

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Every year, Lincoln County Toys for Tots makes Christmas that much merrier for area children and easier on their guardians. Their campaign normally starts in early October, but this year, they have a space problem. In the past, the organization used the Lincoln County Veteran’s Center, but t…

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At their regular meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Lincoln County Board of Education voted four to three to reverse their mask mandate from mandatory to optional effective Sept. 29. Board members Joan Avery, Myra Heavner and Todd Wulfhorst voting against the decision to make masks optional.

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In the good old days, cruising was allowed in downtown Lincolnton and on Saturday, those days return for the annual Cruisin’ for a Cause. This event brings together automobile enthusiasts with all proceeds for the cruise in to benefit two local organizations. One hundred percent of the proce…

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At their most recent meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 2, Lincolnton City Council members unanimously approved putting in place a voluntary incentive program for COVID vaccination. Under this incentive program, full-time employees would receive $500 and part-time $250. The money for this progr…

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It started out as a regular day for Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. John Howell, II who was called to respond to a domestic dispute on Aug. 26, 1973. Howell was familiar with the family because of previous trips to diffuse domestic incidents so when he arrived at the location the man’s …

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It’s like clockwork. The calendar flips to September and out come the mums. It’s a clear sign that fall is just around the corner. The growing of these popular plants begins long before September. The mums that Martha Gabriel is selling at Little Mountain Mums were started in June. To say th…

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When David Bonnema, the senior pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver learned that the First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton was going to close, he admits to being quite saddened.