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Future of downtown Lincolnton caboose lies in restoration cost

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When Lincolnton’s City Council moved forward with plans to build a splash park on the site of the North Western Railroad Freight Depot on North Poplar Street, it knew that in order to clear the land for new construction that the depot itself and the Norfolk…

Hunger walk will help sustain Lincoln County Christian Ministry

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For the Lincoln County Christian Ministry, a leisurely Sunday walk could go a long way to helping the community. That’s if enough people sign up for the organization’s annual hunger walk, to be held Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. from the Christian Ministry office at 207 South…

Lincolnton’s First Presbyterian celebrates 200 years

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer It’s older than 32 states, boasts a member list of some of Lincoln County’s most historical figures and still operates weekly from its proud, big brick building on West Main Street. Lincolnton’s First Presbyterian Church turned 200 less than a month ago, and it’s getting an…

Commissioners to mull Citizens Center repairs, land purchase

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County purchasing agent John Henry is expected to approach county commissioners Monday night and ask for the approval of nearly $800,000 in funding for unanticipated repair costs. The commissioners will be presented with a $623,000 proposal to repair the windows and cladding system at the…

One dead in eastern Lincoln County wreck

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer One person died after a single car accident on Saint James Church Road on Saturday in eastern Lincoln County left the vehicle overturned. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene after crews were dispatched at about 2 p.m. The Denver Fire Department, East Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln…

Lincolnton family displaced when fallen tree hits duplex

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer No injuries were reported when a fallen tree struck a duplex early Saturday morning on Hatchett Road in Lincolnton. One family was displaced in the incident, which brought out a dozen firefighters from the North 321 Volunteer Fire Department. “The tree was large and it nearly…

Business Expo pumps up local industries

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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.…