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Dock expected to cut VFD response times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver fire officials hope to cut down on their agency’s response time to water emergencies with the recent purchase of a permanent Lincoln County docking location for their marine firefighting and rescue boat. Prior to obtaining the nearly 0.3-acre lot on Lake Norman, fire crews…

Denver shop completes 2,000-square-foot expansion

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   LKN Back in the Day in Denver recently completed an expansion that will allow the primitive-gift shop to add more seasonal product lines as the owners gear up for the holidays. Carrie Wadlinger, who owns the business with Sherry Kinder, told the Times-News…

Obits 9-12-12

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Forest Eugene ‘Gene’ Ross Sr. Mr. Gene Ross, age 83, of 1181 W. Highway 27 in Lincolnton, died on Monday, September 10, 2012. His funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the…

Swim advisory lifted

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The swim-advisory notice put in place Friday due to a sewer spill in the southeastern part of Lincoln County was lifted Monday afternoon following the testing of collected water samples over the weekend. A press release from the county’s Public Works Department said two consecutive samples…

N.C. Division of Workforce Security weekly job listings — 9-10-12

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Carpenter (Job #010140193) All around carpenter needed with at least 36 months of experience. Some electrical and plumbing (no license required.) Absolutely no felonies. Customer Service (Job #010141099) Requires 1-3 years experience in an office environment.Must ensure efficient management of customer desires as well as being an effective support center…

Around Town — 9-10-12

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MONDAY Coat drive Without Walls Deliverance Center in Lincolnton is collecting new and slightly-used coats now through Oct. 10 for needy residents in the community for the winter season. Coats will be distributed October through December. For more information, call Lee Harbison or Vee Jones at (704) 240-4411. Apple Festival…

Wasting time in the name of government

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If you’ve ever attended a local government meeting in Lincoln County, the odds are good that your time has been wasted by a lot of nonsense. It’s not that our local boards — the Board of County Commissioners, the Board of Education, the City Council, the planning boards and various…

Mustangs roll over Warriors

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E. Lincoln moves to 4-0 with 54-30 win over E. Gaston AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer DENVER — East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus continues his winning streak — now his 72nd win over his career with the Mustangs — as they overpowered the East Gaston Warriors 54-30 on Friday. East…

Obits 9-10-12

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Patricia M. Meeks Patricia M. Meeks, 73, of Lincolnton died September 9, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.   Suzanne Beam Goins Suzanne Beam Goins, 64, of Cherryville died September 7, 2012. Funeral services were held September 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with…

Wolves narrowly avoid shutout against Shelby

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger knows better days are ahead for his Wolves. He just hopes that after Friday night’s 42-7 loss at home to Shelby, his team realizes it, too. “What I’m praying for is that our young people don’t get down on…