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Lincoln Times-News

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Lincoln County’s Home Newspaper 117-120 West Water Street P.O. Box 40 Lincolnton, NC 28093-00940 Phone : (704) 735-3031 FAX (Office) : (704) 735-3037 FAX (News) : (704) 735-3996 E-mail : editor@ltnews.com How To Contact Us: The offices of the Lincoln Times-News are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to…

Sign of the times – Are errors reaching epidemic proportions?

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Signs grab our attention. From obscure billboards to hand-painted banners, we check signs to find what we desire. Families want us to know about their upcoming yard sales. Churches ask us to be aware of their car washes, bake sales and vacation bible schools. Businesses demand that we visit them…

Local dairy family sets high standards

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Corey and Bridgette Lutz are on the cutting edge of environmental stewardship. The local farmers, named the State Conservation Farm Family of the Year award in 2001 by North Carolina’s State Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, milk 200 registered Jerseys on a scenic 240-acre parcel they purchased from…

81st Birthday

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Seven seek seats on Board of Commissioners

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The seven candidates for county commissioner in Tuesday’s Republican Primary were asked the following questions on current issues the county is facing. Their responses are presented in no particular order. 1. According to information from the U.S. Census and the county tax department, Lincoln County’s population grew by 26 percent…

Stressed Lives — Service assists disabled or disgruntled

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Feeling rushed? In a recent study by Juggling Work and Family produced by Hedrick Smith, roughly one-third of Americans stated they are always rushed and twice as many are sometimes rushed. Time stress is a huge problem for Americans, with reasons ranging from a busy career, family life and social…

Local doctor takes practice to West Indies nation

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Dr. Edward Miedema remembers having to tell the little boy’s parents to just take him home, that there was nothing he could do. Their son, suffering from chronic renal failure, was going to die. A photograph Miedema has also stands out in his mind. A little girl who at the…

2004 Raft-up — Boaters back to break records

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Lake Norman will be bustling with activity July 30 to Aug. 1 with the 7th annual raft-up and family fun day at Queen’s Landing. This year’s sponsor for the two-day event is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and hence the event has been titled “The Hellmann’s Lake Norman Funfest 2004.” This year promises…

Lake Calendar

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BASS TOURNAMENTS Bass tournaments will be held every Friday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. starting April 23 through August 13 at Midway Marina. Registration starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 828-459- 1119. ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The friends of the Florence Soule Shanklin Library are having their…

Cherryville entices water, sewer taps

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CHERRYVILLE — The City Council of Cherryville has found a new way to try to entice citizens to tap on to its water and sewer. “I think our citizens should understand that anything we do to help our water sales will help keep our water fees down,” said Bob Austell,…