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Obituaries — 3-17-14

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Verna Hazeleen Quinn Heavner Verna Hazeleen Quinn Heavner, age 84, of 2194 Shoal Road in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, March 14, 2014. Her funeral service will be 4 p.m. today at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Mitschke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends…

Art takes over downtown Lincolnton

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      Artists occupied Lincolnton businesses Friday for the 5th Annual First Federal Savings Bank Art Crawl. The event, which was free of charge, was a collaborative effort between the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc., the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln…

Paid internships partner industry with students

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   For the third consecutive year, manufacturers across Lincoln County are offering paid summer internships to local college students. Selected students would have the chance to focus on projects, problems and processes to encourage work experiences and build their resumes. The program, sponsored by the…

Teen charged with threatening cops on Twitter

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton teen threatened more than once to kill law enforcement officers on a social media website, deputies said. Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 19, of 920 Hunting Avenue, was arrested Feb. 27 by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers in Charlotte and turned over to the…

Rotary readying for 21st annual auction

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Rotary Club is gearing up for its 21st Annual Auction for Education. This year, the auction will be held on April 10-12 at 6 p.m. each night at the James Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. For the past 20 years,…

Commissioners to hear rezoning requests

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss the fate of several zoning requests. At the board’s last meeting, applicant Xiaopei Guo submitted a request to amend a conditional zoning district to permit an 8,160 square-foot retail sales facility with upper-story offices.…

Root, root, root for the home team

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Grandparents move to higher ground

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Barbara Yanzer told me a moment she will never forget was when her grandparents had to move to higher ground prior to the building of the Watauga Dam and Reservoir in Butler, Tenn. Her grandparents were living in one of the 125 homes that had to…

Reader’s Forum — 3-17-14

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  Disrespect and sense of entitlement displayed by DDA representative at City Council meeting City Council tolerating a Downtown Development Association representative’s condescending and patronizing behavior toward Councilman Larry Mac Hovis was inexcusable at the March 6 meeting. His recommendation to not serve alcohol at Alive After Five events elicited:…

Business Brief — 03-17-14

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  Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County moves to new location   The Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County has relocated to a new and larger location. An open house will be held on April 3 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the opening of their new office at 900 Donita…