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Christmas fund donations down drastically

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With only two weeks left to raise money for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s Christmas Fund, organizers have become concerned. “December is make or break month for the Christian Ministry,” said Susan Brymer, executive director of the organization. “It determines what we can do in the coming year.” Currently, a…

Lowe’s proposal before the board tonight

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County commissioners will hear what residents have to say tonight about a proposed Lowe’s during the first public hearing on the matter. The Lauth Property Group of Charlotte is requesting to rezone about 39 acres on N.C. 73 near N.C. 16 to permit a 225,410-square-foot shopping center, including a 139,410-square-foot…

Congressman McHenry presents $81,244 grant to the Lincolnton Fire Department

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The Lincolnton Fire Department received a big boost Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10th District) visited the fire station to award the department a United States Department of Homeland Security check for $81,244. The department secured the federal funds through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be…

Horse-drawn carriage rides through Dec.

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The lights of downtown Lincolnton will be complemented by the clip clop of horses’ hooves this holiday season. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be held downtown every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. “It’s just a good holiday tradition here in Lincoln County, just a good way to see the…

Mayor, council members renew oaths

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The mayor and two city council members were sworn in Thursday night during the first meeting in the renovated Lincolnton City Hall. Mayor Bobby Huitt and council members Carroll Heavner and Fred Houser took the oath of office. “I’m honored to serve the citizens of Lincolnton,” said Heavner, who was…

Schools continue to look toward future

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With construction of two new schools in progress and possible plans for a third in the works, the Lincoln County Board of Education continues to attempt to meet demands of a growing population. Construction on Norris S. Childers Elementary School on Rock Dam Road and Lincolnton Middle School on Startown…

Rally packs Graystone

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A sea of black and gold turned out at Graystone Professional Park Thursday evening to support the Lincolnton High School Wolves as they prepare for tonight’s playoff game against the Brevard High School Blue Devils. The Wolves will be hosting the Blue Devils tonight at Von Ray Harris Field. The…

Counterfeit bills circulating in Lincolnton once again

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Reports of counterfeit bills being passed at Lincolnton businesses are again starting to increase. The most recent incident happened at Hardee’s on East Main Street. Employees there said that at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday a white male made an order and paid for it with a fake $20 bill.…

Several charged with sex crimes against children

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Two Lincolnton men have been arrested and charged with sex crimes. On Nov. 18, a report was filed at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after a 9-year old girl told her parents she had been sexually assaulted. The incidents are alleged to have taken place in August and October. After…

Will Walgreens be opening store in the Denver region?

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Just north of Denver, slightly over the Catawba and Lincoln county line, residents and area businesses are preparing to welcome a national drugstore retailer. According to Eric Hood with DMR Architecture of Charlotte, Walgreens will locate a store at the N.C. 16/150 intersection after the new First Charter bank branch…