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Church moves from storefront to breaking ground in Denver

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Morrie Lawing doesn’t have an official title. Most leaders of churches in the area are pastors, preachers or priests, but when he moved to Lincoln County from the Ballantyne area in August of 2005, his mission was not to establish a title, but to plant a…

Showstoppers

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LHS duo named preseason all-state By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season doesn’t officially begin until next month, but Lincolnton High’s defense is already getting some attention. The school placed two on NCPreps.com’s preseason all-state team for defense, and was the only school in the state to…

Calendar — 7/14/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Tuesday, July 15 No games scheduled Wednesday, July 16 No games scheduled Thursday, July 17 No games scheduled Friday, July 18 No games scheduled Saturday, July 19 No games…

Council sets date for Hog Happenin’ 2015

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Hog Happenin’ 2015 could have nationally recognized sponsors, according to Downtown Development Association chair Brooke Sherrill. Sherrill shared the news with Lincolnton’s City Council during a meeting on Thursday. “It was a challenging year because (Lincolnton Business and Community Development Department director) Brad (Guth) resigned right…

Artist opens Main Street studio

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Laurie Bostian is no stranger to downtown Lincolnton. The former executive director for the Arts Council once had a studio on Main Street where she would spend hours painting in the window. From the time it opened its doors in 2007 to when she moved to…

United Way, Lincoln County partnering on assistance hotline

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The United Way 2-1-1 program may not be in place in Lincoln County just yet, but if it were up to Executive Director of the United Way Kathy Vinzant and Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, the program would already be running at full steam. A resource…

Fire destroys Denver home, owners unhurt

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Denver Fire Department, with assistance from Pumpkin Center Fire Department, Alexis Fire Department, East Lincoln Fire Department and Sherrill’s Ford–Terrell Fire-Rescue, spent the better portion of Wednesday morning responding to a fire at 5100 Mary Elizabeth Lane in Denver. After receiving the call at 9:02…

Bill requires emergency call centers have back-up plan for outages

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Staff report Every 911 center in North Carolina will now be required to have a backup call response plan in place. Senate Bill 797, signed Wednesday by Governor Pat McCrory, requires all public agencies operating 911 communication centers, referred to as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), to have an alternate…

Post 100 ousted

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Gaston sweeps Cherryville, which misses semis for first time since ’04 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor BELMONT –– No one had been able to stop Cherryville Post 100 from reaching the Area IV semifinals in the past nine seasons. This year, it met its match. Cody Dellinger homered and right-hander…

Carolina Heat win division title

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Lincolnton’s Carolina Heat won the seventh-grade boys division of the USBA Battle for the Beach June 29 in Charlotte. The win was the team’s seventh this season, and it will represent Lincolnton in the USBA national tournament July 15-19 at North Myrtle Beach, S.C.…