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Native son to deliver Lincoln letters to memorial

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On May 29, veterans of World War II can finally reflect on a memorial built in their honor. Thomas Hovis, a native of Lincoln County who lives in Virginia, plans on attending the dedication ceremony in Washington DC, and he hopes to bring a piece of his hometown with him.…

P&R camp targets middle school kids

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If it’s up to the staff of Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, middle school students won’t be spending their summer days at home without supervision. “There’s a lot of concern from parents of middle school students who aren’t quite ready to leave their children alone,” said Erma Deen Hoyle, director…

Meetings to focus on N.C. 73

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Cars and trucks make their way up a stretch of N.C. 73 Thursday. A meeting unveiling plans for the road’s future will be held Wednesday. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Plans for the future of N.C. 73 will be unveiled Wednesday at one of three public meetings in the area.…

Shop for anything at auction

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These wood items handmade by local artist Bob Hodges will be auctioned off at the Annual Lincoln County Rotary Auction. Hodges, who has had family members benefit from the Rotary Club’s low interest college loans, was happy to donate his work. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Those in need of…

United Way tops goal of $460,000

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Even though it has just finished its 2003 campaign, the United Way of Lincoln County has already set its focus on the future. “I think we have untapped potential in this community,” said Brad Guth, the organization’s new president. The United Way of Lincoln County had a landmark year. Participants…

Failed landing gear prompts airport scare

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Firefighters and airport officials look over a plane that had a bumpy landing Thursday at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Regional Airport. No one was injured. Diane Turbyfill / Lincoln Times-News A small airplane had to make an emergency landing at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport Thursday morning after the pilot failed…

Schools drill for weather crisis

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Second-graders at Catawba Springs Elementary School take part in a tornado drill Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Students at schools across the county crouched in hallways with their hands over their heads Wednesday as part of the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.…

Warp Knit finds niche in ‘pain checker’ products

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Pain Checker products include gloves, socks and wrist bands. Material for the items is manufactured at Lincolnton’s Warp Knit Mills. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News It was 1996, and Arthur Goldberg had no idea what was about to hit him. His company — the Crystal Textile Group based in Ft.…

Maiden hires new town manager

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Todd Clark has been hired as the new town manager for Maiden. The announcement was made this morning, after the Town Council went into closed session Monday evening. “He had a really good interview,” said interim Town Manager Kevin Sanders. “According to his references I understand he is very much…

Elmore leaves Charter School

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Bill Elmore was relieved of his position as senior principal of the Lincolnton Campus of the Lincoln Charter School last week after a lengthy closed-session Board of Directors meeting. The board had privileged information on Elmore, said Les Canipe, president of the Board of Directors. “Sometimes based on that information…