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New Maiden town manager excited about job

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MAIDEN — Todd Clark will be taking over the position of Maiden town manager April 14. Clark is currently the town manager in the town of Catawba where he has been for four years. He will leave his position April 6. Clark said he has no hard feelings toward the…

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.…

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.…

Rolex scam yields 20K, suspended sentence

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Selling fake Rolexes to people all over the United States through the Internet got one man more than $20,000. It also got him a day in court. Alan Tudor pled guilty to nine counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Due to a plea arrangement, all charges were consolidated to…

Commissioners seek solution

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County commissioners will pursue a real estate transfer tax as an alternative way to help pay for school construction, the board decided Monday night. Struggling with how to deal with millions of dollars in debt brought on by new schools and facing another $47 million bond issue, the board has…

Planning Board favors rezoning plea

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Planning Board members voted in favor of a downtown rezoning Tuesday that one resident says goes against the city’s Land Use Plan. Members of the Lincolnton Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve an application from Citizens Insurance Agency to rezone the land located at the…

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…