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Commissioners release land at airport for industrial client

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners approved a resolution Monday night to release property owned at the airport. The resolution, to be jointly approved by City Council and the Airport Authority on Thursday, was written to pave the way for an industrial business to come into the airport. The…

Amantha Mill bringing High Country bluegrass to Lincolnton

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Throughout the week, Rebecca Eggers-Gryder serves as district judge in North Carolina’s 24th Judicial District. There, she hears cases in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties. Bill Helms is a certified financial planner who helps manage clients’ money at the company he owns in Boone.…

City could adopt state health plan, save $1 million annually

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton could adopt a new health insurance plan for employees through the state of North Carolina, potentially saving the city $1 million annually and offering spouse and family coverage. The ratification of House Bill 154 by the North Carolina General Assembly allows municipalities…

Grant helps church restore stained glass windows

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton has been approved for a $25,000 grant for the restoration of stained glass windows that are in critical need of repair. The original church was built in 1895 and torn down in the 1930s. The church recently restored windows in the…

Candidate Survey: Lincolnton Mayor

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of eight questions to candidates running in the Nov. 3 general election for Lincolnton mayor — Democrat Ed Hatley and Republican Brandon Sigmon. Their responses are listed below.   How can the city improve the services that it provides to its citizens? If…

Denver’s Fret High embraces traditional bluegrass sounds

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Progressive bluegrass music became popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s and has seen many changes and variations of the musical style since that time. What has been referred to as “newgrass” and embraces non-traditional chord progressions and electric instruments has not lured away Denver…

Three candidates spend more than $1K in Lincolnton election

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The deadline for city election candidate reporting of campaign financials was Oct. 26. Only three candidates submitted reports by the deadline, which means that they were the only candidates who spent over the required threshold for reporting of $1,000 on their campaigns. As the final day…

Chris Carney details Senate bid motivation

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In hindsight, Chris Carney says July 18, 2012 is the day the ball really began rolling on a possible return to politics. It was on that summer Wednesday, a day after the former Mooresville commissioner lost a run-off election and his state Senate seat, that the…

Candidate Survey: Lincolnton City Council Ward 4

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of eight questions to candidates running in the Nov. 3 general election on the City Council, Ward 4 ticket — Democratic incumbent Larry Mac Hovis and Republican challenger Roby Jetton. Their responses are listed below. How can the city improve the services…

Lincolnton skateboarder earns sponsorship

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Kaden Lewis isn’t the typical 11-year-old. The Lincoln Charter School sixth grader has landed a sponsorship from a west coast clothing company in support of his prowess on a skateboard. “I’m really excited to represent CXXII Apparel,” Kaden Lewis said. “They have been very supportive of…