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Drug sting nets 3 at city home

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department made three arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday as the result of an ongoing drug investigation. The investigation centered on a residence located at 609 Louise Avenue in Lincolnton and began after the Lincolnton Police Department received several complaints about the residence from citizens within…

Local veterans advocate to receive state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the most prestigious and respected awards bestowed upon a citizen of North Carolina. It honors those who have a proven record of service to the state and its people. Historically, the honor is conferred by the…

Business and Community development director talks plans for 2015

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Since starting her employment nearly two months ago with the City of Lincolnton, Business and Community Development director Vicki Davis has immersed herself in the local community, engaging with current and prospective business owners. “I’ve been going around in and out of the businesses, talking to…

Our Top Stories: Year in Review, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This year was a good one for news and this newspaper. By my count, we published roughly 1,000 stories in our print edition and on our website, more than 300 editorials and opinion columns and many excellent photographs. We stepped up our social media footprint and executed a…

Your Top Stories: Most viewed articles from the Lincoln Times-News website

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No. 1: Two brothers killed in car wreck (June 13) Brothers Joshua Gantt, 27, of Diamond Lane in Vale, and Casey Gantt, 23, of Sam Houser Road in Vale, died in a crash near Union Elementary School on June 12. Troopers said they received a call that the vehicle being…

Officials: City, county made progress in 2014

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With less than a week left in 2014, city and county leaders reflected on the year’s accomplishments and anticipate the future goals and challenges for the New Year. “It’s just been a great year for economic development,” county commissioner Alex Patton said. “We didn’t raise taxes,…

Cherryville Traditional Shooters take aim at a happy New Year

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Black powder group keeps age-old tradition alive PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Many rituals are rooted in tradition. They bring us closer to the past and often celebrate cultural identity or affirm a select set of family values. As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Cherryville Traditional Shooters will once again bring…

Lincoln County horseman content with a cowboy’s life

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Some say that there aren’t many cowboys left. There are multi-millionaire country music stars that sport a Stetson hat and designer boots, but most of them haven’t lived a cowboy’s life. Andy Mauney, of Mauney Farms in Vale, is a real cowboy. The 70-year-old lifelong horse…

Denver firefighters, Santa team up

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Exporter continues to make strides

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Myra Heavner knows a thing or two about growing business. The West Lincoln High and Gardner-Webb business school graduate has grown her Sea Express America (S.E.A Corp.) brand into a multi-million dollar operation in just 16 hardworking years. Recently, the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce recognized…