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Car show to benefit clinic

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Some local car owners are using their rides to lend a helping hand to a Lincolnton clinic. During the Apple Festival tomorrow, there will be a car show at Fatz Cafй to raise money for Helping Hands Clinic. “If you’re proud, bring your car out and show it off,” said…

Guilty plea halts trial; suspect charged before of attacking a female

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A Lincolnton man accused of intentionally hitting a jogger with his vehicle in September 2004 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday. Daniel Morrison of 1151 Lakeland Ave. will spend at least three and a half years in prison for pleading guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly…

Another building going up

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The Keith Corporation will develop a 38,480-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. The announcement was made at the Lincoln Economic Development Association meeting Thursday. This will be the company’s fourth shell building in the park. It will be identified as Shell V and will be…

Ignore cloudiness, particles; water still safe to drink

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County residents may notice a change in their water from the end of September through the first couple weeks of October. A new disinfection system at the Lincoln County Water Treatment Plant will be activated this month. During the first few weeks of use, water customers may experience a slight…

Concerns raised at initial school lines meeting

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Proposed attendance lines for the new Lincolnton Middle School and F.D. “Jack” Kiser Intermediate School drew some opposition during a public hearing Tuesday night. Under the proposed lines, children who live around the Startown Road area, who currently attend West Lincoln Middle School, will now attend Lincolnton Middle School. Also,…

Expansions could bring 55 new jobs, $8.95 million into county

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The potential expansion of two local industries could create new jobs and mean million-dollar investments in Lincoln County. Alpharma USPD Inc., which manufactures generic ointment, cream and suppositories, is considering expanding its existing laboratory and adding additional filling and line capacity to its manufacturing facility. The expansion would create 10…

Wal-Mart responding to community’s input

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Wal-Mart has come back again with a set of new plans that will be presented before Lincoln County commissioners Oct. 3. Plans were submitted to Lincoln County Building and Land Development late Tuesday. The new plans are largely due to the involvement of east Lincoln County residents. Some of the…

Contributing to the kettle

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Free vision screening for kids aims to clear up problems early

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In an effort to aid local school children, four area eye care offices are offering free, countywide vision screenings for an entire week. “Our goal is to really focus on the younger children, because that’s the time to catch vision problems,” said Dr. Amanda Barker with Advanced Family Eye Care…

Newton man is told he’s barking up the wrong tree

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Some west Lincoln residents took a bite out of a Newton man’s request to keep his 20 dogs, two horses and two emus on land near their homes. Robert Bekemeier Jr. requested a conditional use permit to allow an animal kennel to be located on land zoned Residential Single-Family near…