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Official questions future of `Villages` subdivision plan

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What was to be the largest subdivision for Lincoln County seems to not be in the plans anymore. The Villages at Denver, which was to include 710 homes, has been on hold since August 2001. “It looks like the plans are pretty much dead,” said Randy Hawkins, Lincoln County’s zoning…

Lake Calendar

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LAKE NORMAN ORCHESTRA The Lake Norman Orchestra, not-for-profit, are recruiting musicians from teenagers to senior citizens. The orchestra would like to double it current group of 50 members. All positions are available and welcome but we have a special need for strings and percussion. The orchestra performs music from Pops…

Summer Soccer

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Kameron Reynolds practices maneuvers during the soccer clinic being held this week at Betty G. Ross Park. The clinic, coached by Tim Harris, is sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lake catch breaks state fish record

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The largest-recorded blue catfish ever caught in the state of North Carolina was pulled from Lake Norman on June 19 by Joel Lineberger of Long Island, N.C. The record-breaking catch weighed-in at 85 pounds, with a 51.25-inch length and a 35.5-inch girth. Lineberger caught the blue catfish with a white…

Officers sharpen deployment skills

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CHERRYVILLE — With guns drawn, law enforcement officers from numerous agencies descended on John Chavis Middle School Thursday. They crept up the silent hallways, eyes darting toward open doors. A shooter was somewhere in the school, and children were in danger. After assessing the threat and taking a suspect into…

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…