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Man on lawn mower dies after being struck by car

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 67-year-old Denver man died this week, troopers said, after a vehicle collided with the lawn mower he was driving on the wrong side of the road. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Forney Hill Road in Denver. According to Trooper R. Neal…

Nutcracker coming to Lincolnton

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Play performances held today, Saturday JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the sixth consecutive year, Lincoln County dance studios will unite to perform for the community the beloved story of The Nutcracker, but a twist this time around will showcase the true meaning of Christmas and even incorporate a few additional…

DDA envisions future of downtown

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Dozens gathered at the Old Reinhardt Building to learn about the Downtown Development Association’s vision for Lincolnton. According to the association’s website, The Lovable Lincolnton Possibility Tour consists of seven potential redevelopment projects in the downtown area “designed to reinvigorate interest in the downtown vision developed…

Youth movement

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Sophomores McGinnis, Petrie lead young Knights into conference play By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln has one senior in its starting lineup and two on its boys basketball team. Two of the starting five are sophomores. Yes, the Knights are young. But they aren’t playing like…

Sullivan named Area IV Player of the Year

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Danny Sullivan’s monster summer with Lincoln County Post 455 has gone down in history. Sullivan, the Cardinals’ best hitter during their run to the state tournament, was selected as the Area IV Player of the Year by the American Legion Department of North Carolina’s Hall…

Maiden sweeps SD-7 opener with WL

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Anthony Miller’s 16 points led four Maiden players in double figures as the host Blue Devils rallied in the second half to down West Lincoln 65-58 Thursday in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams. Jon Heffelfinger added 15 points and Kolby Danner and…

Calendar — 12/13/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m.: Today Basketball S. Iredell at N. Lincoln W. Lincoln at Cherryville Saturday, Dec.…

Troopers: Vehicle struck and killed Denver man riding on lawn mower

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers are investigating a wreck that occurred on the county’s eastern end Wednesday afternoon in which a vehicle struck and killed a man on a lawn mower. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. on Forney Hill Road in Denver, troopers said. Further details on the wreck were not…

Around Town — 12-11-13

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TODAY Iron Station seniors The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church. Coalition award nominations Lincoln County Coaliton of Churches is looking for nominations from the public regarding the Spirit of King Award for the group’s MLK Day in January. Anyone can nominate a pastor,…

Lincoln included in fire ant quarantine

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Staff report Lincoln County and parts of Catawba County will soon be under state quarantine rules for the imported fire ant as part of a continuing effort to monitor the spread of the insect and address control measures. According to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the quarantine…