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News Briefs - Week of 12/19

Atkins no longer interim manager LINCOLNTON – It didn’t take long for Kelly Atkins to convince county commissioners to remove the “interim” designation from his role as county manager. Commissioners approved a contract for Atkins Dec. 15 to succeed Tracy Jackson, who was terminated during the… read more about News Briefs - Week of 12/19

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Five face drug charges

LINCOLNTON – Narcotics investigators arrested five people and seized several grams of methamphetamine and two handguns Dec. 3 during a surveillance operation. Investigators were conducting a surveillance operation around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bi-Lo Grocery Store at 742 W. N.C. 27,… read more about Five face drug charges

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Parade to honor Kleins

DENVER – Raye Watson-Smyth remembers feeling some nerves before the start of the first Denver Christmas Parade. When the fire truck sounded the sirens and took off, she couldn’t help but cry. “We knew we had done it,” Watson-Smyth said. “Then to see the people who were on the side of the road… read more about Parade to honor Kleins

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Send me your letters

By Santa Claus Guest editorial NORTH POLE – As Mrs. Claus works with our little elves to carve out my ho-ho-holiday itinerary, it looks as if I’m going to be visiting eastern Lincoln County a lot in the coming weeks. The good news is that I’m going to be rewarding so many children for… read more about Send me your letters

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Chairman of the board?

County commission leadership could shift to imposing Mitchem The outspoken Carrol Mitchem is playing his cards close, and for a moment does something rare; he hesitates before answering a question. On the verge of becoming chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners – a position… read more about Chairman of the board?