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Gaston College could net nearly $6 million if bond referendum passes

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Gaston College stands to receive $5.9 million if North Carolina voters approve the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum next month. About $4 million of GC’s funding would go toward building a new Veterinary Technician building near the Dallas campus that would give students more than…

Lincolnton caboose will become part of Newton project

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum of Newton has made a formal offer of $2,500 to the City of Lincolnton for the caboose that sits on the Poplar Street site of the new First Federal Park. As part of the sales contract, the museum must…

East Lincoln gathering celebrates black history

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The East Lincoln Community Center played host to an event that celebrated black history in eastern Lincoln County on Saturday. Denver’s “Mundy House” served as the sponsor for the event. The Eastern Lincoln County Historical Society, a branch of the Lincoln County Historical Association, which owns…

Candidate Survey: Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Pt. 2

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of 10 questions to Republican candidates who are competing for one of three GOP nomination spots for November’s general election. There are eight candidates on the ballot, the responses from the final three candidates are listed below. Responses from the other four…

Son carries on late father’s business, legacy

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Five months after his dad’s death, Adam Holtsclaw continues to carry his family legacy forward. Robert Holtsclaw, 73, died in September, leaving behind his 40-year-old Vale antique restoration and custom furniture business. Adam Holtsclaw, who had partnered with longtime friend Zac Elmore the year before and…

Private detective firm opens in Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A career highlighted by law enforcement and private detective work inspired Lincolnton resident Curt Moore to launch his own company in the downtown district last month and establish a private detective firm in the community. Moore is retired law enforcement, with more than two decades of…

Club Fitness offers another gym option in Lincolnton

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The 28,000-square-foot facility at 2620 East Main Street, dormant since 2012, is on the verge of an awakening. Club Fitness purchased the former Cruz Fitness site, with the intent of making Lincolnton the latest location for a Southeast fitness brand with existing locations of various names…

City of Lincolnton officials focus on pressing issues

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton Mayor Ed Hatley took office in December. While he has had less than three months to get acquainted with his new seat, it hasn’t prevented him from digging into the issues that he sees as important for the city’s continued growth. Hatley’s voice has been…

Christian Ministry raises more than $7k with Souper Bowl effort

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Christian Ministry participated in a global charity effort earlier this month that netted the nonprofit more than $7,100 for its soup kitchen. In total, more than 5,200 groups took part in Souper Bowl of Caring, an event dedicated to urging young people to fight…

Candidate Survey: Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Pt. 1

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of 10 questions to Republican candidates who are competing for one of three GOP nomination spots for November’s general election. There are eight candidates on the ballot, the responses from four candidates are listed below. Responses from the other three — one…