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Adopt-A-Cop a hit with kids

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Traffic concerns voiced at public hearing

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Robert Davis spoke of walking trails and 5-foot-wide sidewalks when addressing a crowd at a community meeting at the Denver Fire Department on Thursday. But the questions most in attendance wanted answered concerned traffic issues — questions many feel remain unanswered. Davis is a developer assisting…

Strata Solar decision could come soon

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s case against the construction of a proposed solar farm in Denver appears to be getting closer to a resolution. County attorney Wesley Deaton said on Monday night and again on Tuesday morning that the case will be heard by Superior Court judge Yvonne Mims…

City Council approves naming rights for Lincolnton park

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a motion to extend naming rights for the new city park that will be located at the “old depot” on North Poplar Street. First Federal Bank will make a $50,000 contribution up front and pay $5,000 annually for five years to complete…

Torches Design Studio connects with community

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With a fully renovated studio in Denver housing a complete turnkey company specializing in digital printing, screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and brand management, Torches Design Studio is facing a whole new challenge. “We are looking at building a new facility,” said president Adam Lantz. “We…

Harvey Jonas continues to ‘cherish every day’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Harvey Adolphus Jonas Jr. turns 96 on May 12, it may seem like another milestone for those on the outside. For Jonas, his genuine zest for life and his desire to share it with Celeste, his wife of 72 years, make him appreciate the things…

Planning board OK’s proposed UDO changes

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer After lengthy deliberation, Lincoln County’s planning board delivered a recommendation on proposed unified development ordinance changes at a meeting held Monday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Ultimately, the board recommended amendments, originally brought forth by the East Lincoln and West Lincoln Area…

County holds another budget workshop

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners decided this week to schedule an additional budget workshop for today at 8:30 a.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The meeting comes on the heels of a Time-News article detailing Sheriff David Carpenter’s displeasure with commissioners for not…

Criminal Charges — 5-6-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and criminal charges for May 1, 2015 through May 4, 2015: Richard Anthony Webb, 30, of 807 Old Willis School Rd. in Dallas was charged May 1 with one count each of careless and reckless driving, speeding to elude arrest, speeding,…

Summer of ‘69: A slugger’s brush with the big show

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Smith’s baseball journey took him all the way to the majors PHIL PERRY Staff Writer It was a hot, balmy evening on August 20, 1969. Chicago White Sox ace Tommy John stood confident on the rubber at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. as a young rookie slugger named Richard Smith…