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County to consider incentives for company wanting to add 4 jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer An incentive grant agreement regarding a local industry’s plans for an equipment expansion will be weighed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during its meeting Monday night. The company, the identify of which will remain undisclosed until the meeting, is looking into installing new equipment…

Obituaries — 8-17-12

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Annie Lee Allen Annie Lee Allen, 76, of 209 Hauss Road, died August 15, 2012 at her residence.  She was born in York County, S.C., on August 14, 1936, a daughter of the late Andy and Ruby Dover Clinton. Mrs. Allen formerly worked at N.C. Spinning, in Lincolnton. Survivors include…

Obits — 8/15/12

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Carolyn Kay Beal Peeler MAIDEN — Carolyn Kay Beal Peeler, age 69, of Maiden passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at NC Baptist Hospital.  She was born October 16, 1942 in Catawba County to the late Claude Gordon Beal and Lucy Jane Williams Beal. She was a member of Lawings…

Armed robbers remain at large

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Domino’s employee injured, hospitalized after hold-up JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed the Domino’s Pizza in Lincolnton at gunpoint Sunday, injuring a store employee and sending him to the hospital, investigators said. The incident is the third armed robbery at a city…

Strike up the band

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Schools hire additional teachers for new year

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though Lincoln County said goodbye to 25 teachers last school year, the retirees made way for an even larger number of new local educators to try their hands at educating local children this year. Seventy additional teachers were hired on for the 2012-2013 school year, according…

Klassic Rides expands Denver facility, staff

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Car-restoration shop Klassic Rides recently broke ground on an expansion to its Denver facility, a move necessitated by the bumper-to-bumper line of classic vehicles taking up its current space. “We were completely out of room,” owner Floyd West told the Times-News on Monday. West started the…

Week’s events focus on farming

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “We want to get people involved, show them what agriculture is and what it adds to the county,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture Libby Yarber said. The county Cooperative Extension group is orchestrating Farm City Week this week, with a pancake breakfast on Tuesday,…

Making apple pies

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Vickie Schrum, Frances Hopkins and Joyce Peeler roll dough for apple pies on Tuesday at the Citizen’s Center in Lincolnton. Image courtesy of…

Leadership Lincoln accepting applications

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are now being accepted for those interested in taking part in the 2012-2013 Leadership Lincoln Class, a program designed by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The initiative was started locally in 1999 and has been modeled after similar programs in surrounding areas, Chamber President…