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County approves water deal with Lincolnton

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After more than two years of negotiations, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and Lincolnton’s City Council members have approved a water contract. County commissioners voted unanimously to approve a water contract with the City of Lincolnton at their meeting on Monday. City council members had previously…

Timber beasts make stop in city

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Business booming for Ellis Farms

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Big things are happening at Ellis Farms. What started as a family hobby of raising a few chickens has turned into a small farming business that seems to be growing at a rapid pace. “The size has gone up 300 percent,” Rick Ellis said. “Our profit…

Chickens come home to roost for Tim Cathey

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JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Tim Cathey is a disruptive innovator. He finds unexpected solutions to problems and creates new technology in the process. Some of that technology may soon impact farming practices in Lincoln County and beyond. Through his company, Novovita, Cathey has developed a line of bio-based agricultural products…

City council approves agreement with NCDOT

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a project agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting Thursday night that would begin improvements to the intersection of East Main Street and Generals Boulevard. According to City Manager Jeff Emory, the city has been working on…

Trio charged in connection with local drug trafficking

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office charged two Maiden women and a Sherrills Ford man with a total of 95 criminal counts in connection with local drug trafficking, the office reported to the Lincoln Times-News. The two women were arrested on Sept. 4 at the same residence. Barbara Jean…

Charlotte man in custody after numerous local felonies

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has taken a Charlotte man into custody in connection with an assault and kidnapping that occurred in Iron Station on Sept. 3. Christopher Scott Fore, 39, of 330 Goff Street in Charlotte, was charged with one felony count each of breaking…

Criminal Charges — 9-8-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Katherine Ann Wheeling, 55, 7585 NC 73 Hwy, C in Stanley was charged September 4 with one count employment security law violation. An unknown bond amount was set. Kirk Patrick Lee, 50, of 6108 Clearbrook Lane in Iron Station was charged…

Kiser Intermediate teacher wins award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A Charlotte law firm honored one Lincoln County teacher and several others across the region last Friday. Charles G. Monnett III & Associates partnered with Domino’s Pizza to create the program. According to the law firm’s website, the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award showcases one teacher…

Lincoln Lions Club hosts District Governor Titus

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln Lions Club hosted a special guest as its District Governor, Dave Titus, attended the monthly Lion’s Club meeting. In his capacity of District Governor, Titus acts as the chief executive officer of 957 Lions in 48 Clubs in Western North Carolina, extending from Lincolnton…