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LHS Key Club honors advisor

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The school year’s first Lincolnton High School Key Club meeting had 140 students attending and a special honor for the club’s advisor. “I can actually say it’s very difficult to surprise me, and I was truly surprised,” said Mike Bowen, an Advanced Placement history teacher at Lincolnton High. During the…

Linoln seniors receive More Than A Meal

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Oftentimes senior citizens eat too much or too little. Sometimes they eat meals low in nutrition due to convenience or cost. Lincoln County Senior Service’s More Than A Meal program hopes to change those habits. “Lincoln County was the only county in North Carolina that did not have a nutrition…

Police seek public help

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Lincolnton Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who broke into a local business in late July. A man used a concrete cigarette receptacle to smash in the glass door of the Times Turnaround No. 4, 2568 E. Main St., at about 2:30 a.m. He came…

Local truckers seek denoations

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Long-haul truck drivers are used to seeing their share of the unexpected during their countless hours and hundreds of miles spent on the road. But what truckers with one local company recently witnessed was enough for them to want to take action and reach out to people more than 700…

Revisions sought in business district document

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City planning staff members plan to rework parts of the proposed Unified Development Ordinance and present it at a public forum in September. During the Lincolnton Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday, several business leaders reiterated concerns they have with the ordinance, which contains several major changes. The most contested is a…

More security officers assigned to courthouse

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As part of continuing efforts to tighten security at the Lincoln County Courthouse, commissioners Monday night approved the addition of three new temporary security positions. The three officers — one armed and two unarmed — will work from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They’ll work directly with…

McHenry takes runoff cliffhanger

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Supporters of Catawba County Sheriff David Huffman gathered seven- and eight-deep around a TV screen that displayed election results, cheering like sports fans watching a back-and-forth football game. One moment, state Rep. Patrick McHenry led the Republican primary runoff for the 10th Congressional District. Next, it was Huffman edging into…

Civic leader dies

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Long-time Lincoln businessman and civic leader J. Walter Lineberger died Monday, Aug. 16. He was 79. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Lineberger was remembered by friends as a man who loved life and served as a pillar of his community as…

School board previews high school additions

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Architects creating designs for three high school additions have tried to keep all the plans equal despite differences in each site. “We took North Lincoln as a footprint, as a standard, so we could finally have equity among the four high schools,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. Architects with Boney Architecture…

Look at Lincoln

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Postmaster Doris Reed and Billy Marsh, director of Communities in Schools, sort through supplies donated as part of the School Tools program last week. Postal workers collected over a ton of supplies on their routes. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…