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School board member Cathy Davis endorses Carney for state senate

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools board member Cathy Davis announced her endorsement Wednesday night for Mooresville resident Chris Carney in the District 44 state senate race. Davis, the executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center, said frustration with local and state leadership led to her September decision to…

Candidates take stances at East Lincoln forum

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Ten local politicians took center stage at the East Lincoln Community Center on Tuesday, handling questions related to education, growth and the county’s animal shelter at Lincoln County’s first candidates forum of this election cycle. Participants included all three local state senate candidates and seven of…

Kings Mountain man charged with stealing from employer

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Staff report A Kings Mountain man has been charged with stealing from his Charlotte employer. Lincolnton Police Department detective Tony Potts charged Brian Keith Gibson, 48, of 148 Crown Court, with two counts of felony larceny by an employee for allegedly using a company gas card for personal purchases in…

Chick-fil-A coming to Lincoln County

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Chick-fil-A has submitted plans to the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department with the intentions of opening a new restaurant in Denver. Planning Director Andrew Bryant hasn’t received a permit yet from the company, though that is expected by the end of March. The restaurant would…

Trees fall on lines across county, contribute to power loss

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer As Lincoln County fell under storm and tornado warnings for much of the day on Wednesday, electricity outages across the county were mostly remedied by 11 p.m. Duke Energy reported two locations in the eastern portion of the county without power and 147 customers affected at…

Deputies: Woman tried to smuggle drugs into jail inside Bible

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Staff report A Gaston County woman has been charged with trying to smuggle contraband inside a Bible to an inmate in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Captain Tim Johnson said a Bible was brought to the Detention Center for inmate Brandon Jackson Kirby, 34,…

Lincolnton to receive $100k in state grant money

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton will receive nearly $100,000 in grant money from the state to revitalize downtown. “Thriving downtowns are the lifeblood of local economies across North Carolina,” Gov. McCrory said in a press release. “These downtown revitalization grants will help transform Main Streets into points of pride that…

Woman sentenced to 18 months for stealing $400,000

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Staff report A woman who formerly lived in Stanley has been sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for stealing $400,000 from the Huntersville business where she worked. Amy Hilty, 38, who now lives in Dayton, Ohio, was employed as an accounting manager from 2008-2012 and “used her access to…

Candidate Survey: North Carolina Senate District 44

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of 10 questions to the two candidates running for the Republican nomination to compete for the District 44 State Senate seat — incumbent Sen. David Curtis and challenger Chris Carney. Their responses are listed below. — Michael Gebelein, Managing Editor.   Why…

Lobster Dogs Food Truck coming to Food and WineFest

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A vendor with flavors to whet the palette of seafood lovers will be present at the Lincolnton Food and WineFest on April 23. Denver resident Chris Yelton took a vacation to New York, his first trip to the Big Apple, and while he was there, he…