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Homecoming brings tractors to the streets of Vale

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Leaders push for $6 million county airport expansion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County may be on the cusp of its most intricate long-term industrial project yet. At the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Oct. 6, Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, Lincoln Economic Development Association Business Development Manager Crystal Gettys and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Manager Joe…

Big Sweep gives Lake Norman a facelift

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Around Town — 10-13-14

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SATURDAY Concert Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform at 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Road in Lincolnton. No children under 12 admitted. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 7890. Blood Drive Freedom Church will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at 102 Court Square…

Group gets a lesson in Lincoln County nonprofits

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A group called Leadership Lincoln, sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, recently toured the nonprofits of Lincoln County and, according to the participants, it was an eye-opening experience. Comprised of local business leaders, Leadership Lincoln is a yearlong program that introduces different aspects of…

City hopes to collect part of missing sewer revenue

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton is preparing to take action against its delinquent utility customers. At the Oct. 2 City Council meeting, council members unanimously agreed to approve the use of a state debt collection program, which assists municipalities with collecting bad debts. According to City Finance…

Coke, heroin seized

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized nearly an ounce of heroin and a half-ounce of cocaine in two traffic stops on Saturday. Following a month-long investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics division received information regarding individuals that were allegedly transporting narcotics from Charlotte to Lincoln County and…

Chamber embraces the Halloween spirit

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Union Fire Department marks 50 years of serving in West Lincoln

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Though it was born out of necessity and tragedy, Union Fire Department has withstood the test of time and, on Saturday, it will celebrate 50 years of community service. Following the fire that destroyed Union High School in 1962, local residents of western Lincoln County got…

Curtis, Saine endorsed by NC Chamber

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Staff Report The North Carolina Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) announced it has endorsed state Rep. Jason Saine and state Sen. David Curtis, and several other judicial and legislative candidates seeking election this fall, in a press release on Monday. Saine represents Lincoln County, referred to as District 97. Curtis’s…