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Lincoln County Farm Bureau makes donation to school

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincoln County Farm Bureau donated $600 to the agriculture department at West Lincoln High School on May 2. The funds will be used for protective equipment related to bee studies conducted by students. “The honey bees are one of the main pollinators of our agricultural crops,”…

City of Lincolnton to present budget for public comment

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The City of Lincolnton will present a draft of the 2016-17 budget on Thursday for the purpose of facilitating public comment before it is likely adopted in the June regular session. “This budget has been a collaborative effort between department heads and the Council,” finance director…

Lincoln Times-News writer honored by United Way

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Staff report A Lincoln Times-News staff writer was honored on Tuesday evening with an award from United Way of Lincolnton. Adam Lawson was presented with the “Media Support Award” at the United Way’s annual awards banquet at Lincoln Country Club. “Adam has been wonderful to work with and his stories…

For the Love of History: ‘Love Field’ rock returned home

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The hot summer days in the blistering sun. The sweat in your eyes and the traces of earth on your skin and on your clothes. Leaving it all on the field every single summer day. You went home only to eat supper and returned to that…

Pro wrestling greats coming to Lincolnton High School

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County residents reminiscing about the good old days of the Scorpion Death Drop, the Torture Rack and the “belly to belly” suplex will have an opportunity next week to meet the heroes who made the moves famous. Big Time Wrestling, a fundraising-based promotional circuit, will…

Firefighter accused of stealing from charity, church appears in court

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Former Lincolnton Fire Department assistant chief Bill Fortenberry appeared in court for the first time on Monday after being indicted on nine counts of embezzlement in February for allegedly stealing from a church and a charity that aids burned children. Judge Forrest Bridges heard the proceedings…

Vote on craft breweries comes down to commissioners

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Like many other prospective business owners the past few years, Lisa D’Andrea’s eyes are set on Denver as the best place to let her ideas flourish. After Monday, however, her dreams of opening The Farm Brewery within Lincoln County limits now hinge on the five-member Board…

Attorney who stole $1.5 million could face decade in prison

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A former Denver attorney who confessed to misappropriating his client’s $1.5 million estate may soon spend at least a decade imprisoned in a state penitentiary. Peter Capece sat silently in Lincoln County Superior Court on Monday while his attorney, Eben Rawls III, acknowledged the severity of…

Vietnam veterans honored with ceremony

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans was held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday, drawing families of those who served and citizens of Lincoln County who felt inspired to attend and show their appreciation for those who served in a conflict that lasted nearly two…

Lincoln Idol taking applications for second annual event

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is currently accepting applications for the second annual Lincoln Idol singing competition. Last year’s inaugural event saw a capacity crowd at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Timken Performance Hall. “I was very pleased with the turnout and the weather did not…