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McHenry visits Lincolnton licorice plant to review U.S. sugar policy

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry made a stop in Lincolnton Monday afternoon to hear firsthand from a local-industry leader on how the high price of sugar in the United States is a detriment to his and other domestic businesses. Billy Henry, CEO of Lucky Country,…

RATO picks Lincoln, to bring 450 jobs

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based RATO as a subsidiary earlier this year, has chosen Lincoln County to locate its manufacturing, distribution and research and development operations, bringing with it 450 jobs over the next four years. The decision was announced by the office…

10 cases of E.coli in Lincoln County

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The number of Lincoln County residents infected with E. coli after attending the Cleveland County Fair has doubled since Sunday afternoon, rising from five detected cases to 10 as of Tuesday afternoon. This update comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human…

Woman reports robber put gun to her head

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are searching for a man they said put a gun to a woman’s head and robbed her Saturday morning at her Lincoln County residence. The victim, Virgina Ruth Stamey, told one of the suspects to come to her home in north-central Lincoln County…

Picking out pumpkins

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Early voting starts Thursday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Early voting for November’s general election gets under way Thursday at 8 a.m., continuing on through 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Lincoln County Elections Director Bill Beam told the Times-News on Tuesday that, as with any presidential-election year, he expects a large turnout for…

Elections policy shift could mean Jenkins’ win

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Tony Jenkins appears slated for victory in his bid to return to the Lincoln County Board of Education, following a change in how elections officials will handle the withdrawal of his opponent. Jenkins, a Lincolnton Republican who had previously served on the board from…

County splits on Woodcock Farms plan

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Despite complaints from nearby residents, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved the Woodcock Farms small-area plan in a split vote Monday night. Having tabled the item at their Sept. 17 meeting, commissioners took up the issue again after receiving an update from Zoning…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Through Week 9

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Rushing (Team): West Lincoln, 411-2,458 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL) 204-1,292 yards, nine touchdowns Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 118-188-1 2,057 yards, 25 touchdowns Receiving: Jesse Earnhardt (EL) 40-810 yards, nine touchdowns Points For: East Lincoln, 360 Points Allowed: East Lincoln, 191…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Week 9

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Rushing (Team): Lincolnton, 35-349 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL) 23-137, touchdown Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 10-24-1 148 yards, two touchdowns Receiving: Dalton Rhoney (WL) 2-58 yards Points For: Lincolnton, 48 Points Allowed: North Lincoln, 12…