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At their regular meeting held Tuesday evening, members of the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education voted, 5-2, to repurpose the Battleground Elementary School building to be used for LCS administrative offices.

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A slew of hopeful candidates flocked to the Lincoln County Board of Elections office on Monday at noon, when the filing period for the 2018 election officially opened.

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Band members at North Lincoln High School have been busy preparing for the upcoming “Knight of Jazz” concert to be held this year on Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lincolnton.

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The Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops that are based out of Denver United Methodist Church are no longer roughing it holding their meetings in the outside pavilion at the church.

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Crouse native and former City of Lincolnton police officer Tommy Dellinger will speak at the Crouse Community History & Photo Project on Tuesday, Feb. 13 about his recent trek across the United States to raise money for research for Parkinson’s Disease.

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held its third budget meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss the potential upcoming upgrades to the county’s water and sewer systems.

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Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education and Lincoln County Schools superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow met with State Sen. David Curtis and Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine on Friday to discuss Morrow’s 2018 legislative priorities.

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Two coworkers with a love of beer and a passion for brewing it will be opening Lincolnton’s first microbrewery inside the historic Eureka Manufacturing Company Cotton Mill, pending approval from the Lincolnton City Council next month.

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider adding a referendum to the May ballot that, if approved by voters, would raise the sales tax to help fund additional teaching positions requested by the Lincoln County Board of Education to comply with an unfunded state mandate.

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The Lincolnton City Council met briefly on Thursday evening to receive updates on potential safety precautions being considered to protect users of the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail and the feasibility of a new department within the city offices.

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One of the designated transporters for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, transport deputy Randy McKee was recently honored with the seventh annual “First Sergeant Thomas R. Taylor Detention Officer of the Year” award.

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Lt. Col. Dr. Harold Brown and his wife, Dr. Marsha Bordner travelled from their home in Ohio to Gaston College on Tuesday to share Brown’s stories as a member of the Tuskegee Airman who fought in World War II.

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For the first time, a school within the Lincoln County School District, Rock Springs Elementary School, received an A+NG designation by the State Board of Education.

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A local law enforcement veteran, Sgt. Steven Dombrowski was recently named as the Sgt. John H. Howell II Memorial Deputy Sheriff of the Year.

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Super Bowl Sunday has risen to near holiday status in America, with millions of people across the country gathering to enjoy good food, drinks and company while watching the big game. The event also coincides with the Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide fundraiser founded to fight hunger and poverty in local communities.

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With various other measures exhausted in the search for a man missing from the Boger City Rest Home for more than a week, searchers were back on the scene on Wednesday searching the area again on foot.

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The Lincolnton City Council will discuss a potential new department, ways to address safety concerns along the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail and a referendum to permit the sale of unfortified wines during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.

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3PM Brewing Company will operate Lincolnton’s first microbrewery out of the historic Eureka Manufacturing Company Cotton Mill, according to the Lincoln Economic Development Association.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing man who walked away from the Boger City Rest Home on Little Valley Trail in Lincolnton on Jan. 22.

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Lincolnton Police Department Lt. Jason Munday, a candidate for the 2018 Republican primary in the race for a new Lincoln County sheriff, was fired on Friday at the conclusion of the city’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding Detective Brent Heavner’s dismissal from the department.

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A man driving a motorcycle was killed while leading Lincolnton police officers on a chase and crashing into a pickup truck on Highway 27 in Iron Station on Saturday, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

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The opening of West Lake Preparatory Academy, a new Denver charter school that was approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education over the summer, has been delayed until 2019.

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners ran into a roadblock Monday evening in their attempt to deny a rezoning request that would permit a used car lot on North Highway 16.

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Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and several other state legislators hosted the Canadian Minister for Science, Kirsty Duncan, and the Canadian Consul General to the Southeast United States, Nadia Theodore, on Wednesday morning.

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