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City Council approves new Lincolnton pharmacy

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council has approved a request for a conditional use zoning permit that will lead to the construction of a Keever Pharmacy in the city. Mike Joyner of Lincolnton Main Street, LLC approached council about the proposed facility at a meeting on Thursday. The permit…

Lincoln Times-News marks 50 years of publication

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Guy M. Leedy, 84, left his office for the last time on West Water Street in Lincolnton on a January afternoon in 1994, he wasn’t retiring as publisher of the Lincoln Times-News, the newspaper that he was so passionate about and spearheaded through a merger…

Country singer Jimmy Wayne to share life story at Pisgah UMC

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Pastor David J. Duncan will welcome a special guest Sunday at Pisgah United Methodist Church’s weekly worship service. But Jimmy Wayne, who has made a career as a country music singer and songwriter, isn’t expected to join the chorus or belt out one of his songs.…

Luncheon promotes domestic violence awareness

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Wayne Vinzant read from a scripted sheet of paper, but he couldn’t fight back his emotions. Reading from the personal account of a domestic violence victim on Thursday afternoon, Vinzant started to think of his family’s own victimization, of a sister engaged to an abuser. As…

Benefit for Alzheimer’s Disease draws national acts

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A Lincolnton-based benefit show for the North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association on Friday has grown as national acts have signed on to perform, causing organizers to make a switch of venue from the Lincoln Cultural Center to the James W. Warren Citizen Center. Headlining the acoustic-themed show…

Saine named co-chair of Marco Rubio’s NC campaign

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Rep. Jason Saine announced Thursday he will help lead the charge to earn Florida Sen. Marco Rubio the Republican presidential nomination. Saine will co-chair Rubio’s state campaign with Republican Sen. Andrew Brock, who represents citizens in Iredell, Rowan and Davie counties. “I’ve always been…

City, county officials prepare for Joaquin

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer An atypically dry summer still has Lincoln County in a state-declared severe drought advisory, but a fast-approaching hurricane could rapidly change things and put much of the region in a state of emergency. The National Weather Service has placed Western North Carolina under a flash flood…

Officers: Man sold prescription drugs

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was arrested Monday on 15 felony drug charges by the Lincolnton Police Department. Officers said in a press release that Michael David Caskey, 56, of 702 South Laurel Street, was arrested after a nine-month investigation. The investigation began after citizen complaints about Caskey and his…

Denver Days adds more family fun

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With a dozen years of success under its belt, the Denver Days festival, which opens today, has become a welcomed annual event for eastern Lincoln County and has continued to draw crowds from beyond the county lines. “We have found that the reach of Denver Days…

New 300-home development proposed for eastern Lincoln County

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer If a new proposal for Stanley is any indication, growth on the eastern end of Lincoln County isn’t halting in the near future. Eastwood Homes has submitted an application to turn a 155-acre plot on South Highway 16 Business into a single-family subdivision with room for…