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Berry blend pulled from store shelves

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  LTN Staff Report   A contaminated food product that was sold at Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina is prompting a recall after being linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A (HAV). While there are no reported cases in the state, public health officials are warning of the link…

City gearing up for Hog Happenin’

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The 13th annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin’ kicks off tonight, attracting bikers and barbecue lovers alike. An event that has brought crowds of up to 10,000 to the area, it functions as both a regional bike fest and a cook-off competition sanctioned by the…

New farmer’s market opens at DSS building

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    Staff report   A new farmer’s market has opened at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services building in Lincolnton, and it accepts SNAP and EBT benefits. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service partnered with the DSS, the Lincoln County Health Department and the Community Transformation Grant Project to…

City budget approved amid controversy

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Residents of Lincolnton can expect a new monthly charge of $10 for their garbage collection. The move was made in a split decision Monday night by the City Council, which approved the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget with a vote of 2-1. Council member Devin Rhyne, who…

Security cameras coming to Main Street

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor If you’re walking down Lincolnton’s Main Street in the near future, be sure to smile, because you might be on camera. The City Council unanimously approved a 10-year contract with the Lincolnton Police Department for the installation of security cameras on Main Street from Cedar Street…

Rescuers take to the skies

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More than 16 agencies from Lincoln and surrounding counties joined the North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team on Tuesday for the first of three days of specialized water rescue exercises on Lake Norman in Denver. The team, comprised of highly trained and rigorously tested technicians from military, state and…

Public silent at county budget hearing

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Staff report The public had its chance to speak, and it chose not to take it. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at its meeting on Monday and when chairman Alex Patton opened the session to comments, not a single…

County DSS fire worries city chief

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor A fire at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services building in Lincolnton on May 27 has the city’s fire chief concerned. The fire, which is still under investigation, started around midnight when two shopping carts belonging to Michael Todd Wilson, a well-known Lincolnton homeless man,…

Apple Queen pageant coming soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are currently being accepted, through June 15, for the 35th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Citizens Center, is open to residents of Lincoln County who are at…

County to hold public hearing on budget

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The county’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year will be a topic of discussion tonight, as the Board of Commissioners will host a public hearing on the subject during its 6:30 p.m. meeting. Commissioners met recently to go over County Manager George Wood’s 2013-2014 financial…