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Mural on LTN building will depict city’s iron history

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer One side of the Lincoln Times-News building is being made into a canvas by painter Joe McKinney. The image, which was decided upon by the Lincoln County Historical Association, is to depict an iron furnace, an industry that at one time Lincoln County was known…

Local child abuse investigators attend conference

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Multi-Disciplinary Team works together like a well-oiled machine. Each team member has their own individual job, but with the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center as the center of the nucleus they collaborate get the job done together, with the goal…

Denver Fire Department now carrying overdose-reversal drug

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Denver Fire Department has joined with other Lincoln County agencies such as the Lincolnton Police Department in carrying Narcan (naloxone HCl), a prescription drug used to reverse the effects of a heroin or other opioid-based drug overdose. “We’ve seen an increase in need in…

Lincolnton holds Relay For Life

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The chill and overcast skies didn’t dampen the enthusiasm shared by cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and supporters at the Relay For Life event held in the Lincolnton High School stadium on Friday. After the welcome address, Lincolnton High School’s Junior ROTC presented the colors…

Seniors celebrated at Older Americans Month event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County Senior Services celebrated Older Americans Month on Friday at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Today, seniors…

New owner puts stamp on Bennett’s Iron Station Thunder

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Bennett Johnson opened Bennett’s Automotive Repair in Lincolnton in 2006 and, with the help of top-notch mechanic Clint Hudson, the shop has grown steadily over the past decade. Bennett is also the new owner of downtown Lincolnton motorcycle shop Iron Station Thunder, which he purchased in…

Lincolnton City Council approves downtown market, townhomes

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton councilmen unanimously approved two significant downtown projects during their regularly monthly meeting on Thursday evening. The first, a request from Piedmont Companies for the conditional use rezoning of approximately 0.93 acres, permits the construction of a townhome complex on the northwest corner of North…

Deputies: One dead after shootout

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Staff report A 51-year-old Gastonia man was killed in a shootout in Lincolnton on Saturday that investigators are calling a case of self-defense. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Marion Palmer Yarborough died Saturday afternoon at a home on Painter Lane northeast of Lincolnton. Deputies said Yarborough and another man…

Denver veteran, now a firefighter, to receive new home

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer A Denver veteran and full-time firefighter with the Denver Fire Department, Robert “Robbie” James Jr., recently found out that he was the recipient of a new home in Denver built, in part by firefighters. A team of first responders from the Fire Department of New…

East Lincoln schools sweep literary competition awards

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The winning entries for the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 34th annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition represented a wide range of writing style and topics from Lincoln County Schools students. The elementary prose winner, Rock Springs Elementary student Emily Stanton, wrote a story entitled “Revenge of…