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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…

Around Town 8/16/2004

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LINCOLN QUILTERS MEETING The Lincoln Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. The program will be on rules and guidelines used for judging quilt shows. APPLE DISH CONTEST The annual Apple Dish Contest will be held Sept. 18 at the Apple Festival. There will be a…

Henderson dies at 82

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After a lifetime of service to his community, former county commissioner and volunteer firefighter Hollis Henderson passed away at the age of 82. “He was an extremely intelligent person, full of common sense and always willing to help when he could,” said Don Wise, chief of the Lincolnton Fire Department.…

Planners to examine ordinance

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City planning leaders Tuesday will continue discussion of a new proposed ordinance that met some resistance during a public hearing Aug. 5. The Unified Development Ordinance ties together Lincolnton’s subdivision and zoning ordinances and implements aspects of the new Land Use Plan. Some elements of the UDO didn’t sit well…

Crowning the new Apple Queen

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The hands of area teens now clasp scholarship money, and the 2004 crown of Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen sits atop the head of Kristen Leigh Kinney. The new queen, a Lincolnton High School graduate, has attended the pageant for years. She never dreamed the crown would be hers, she…

Yoga classes offered at Gaston College campuses

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Judy Blankenship teaches people to breathe. While the concept may seem involuntary, proper breathing techniques and postures aid people in leading healthy lives, says the yoga enthusiast. Blankenship’s most recent hatha yoga class will begin soon at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. The instructor said the class is good…

Look at Lincoln

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Richard Beale stopped by the LTN Friday to show off this 60.8 pound watermelon, grown by he and his daughters Jane and Ruth, for their girl scout troupe. Josh Davis / LTN Photo…