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Pumpkin patch tradition continues at Boger City United Methodist Church

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of pounds of pumpkins have passed through the property of one Lincoln County church, signifying the start of the fall season while simultaneously bringing smiles to people of all ages. Boger City United Methodist received a truckload of…

Voter registration for city elections nearing deadline

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The deadline for voter registration is just a few days away for those Lincolnton residents planning to participate in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Unregistered voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to sign up. Absentee voting by mail got underway at the end of last…

County to consider design services for Oaklawn building

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Architectural and design services for renovations to the historic Oaklawn building will be up for consideration by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during its meeting tonight. The project, which has been in the works for some time, will cost an estimated $685,000, of which…

Knights host tournament

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City approves permit for new business

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new powder-coatings business can move forward with plans to make use of an existing Lincolnton facility following approval by the City Council Thursday night. The Lincoln Economic Development Association’s request on behalf of the company for a conditional-use permit to locate in the former…

Iron Station students get new playground with grant

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 200 students in kindergarten through second grade piled on and around their elementary school’s new playground equipment Wednesday morning to take a surprise photograph of themselves with a giant signed thank-you banner for Times Oil, the company who funded one-third of the project.…

Chamber Expo a hit with local businesses

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LEDA celebrates industry

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association kicked off its 10th-annual “Industry Appreciation Month” earlier this week, with events planned throughout October. An official proclamation signing was conducted on Tuesday for the celebrations, designed to show gratitude to the manufacturing sector and those “companies and workers…

Denver event aims to fight hunger

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Local and international hunger will be the topic of interest this weekend for the county’s eastern end. The annual East Lincoln area’s CROP Hunger Walk will commence 2 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. The purpose of the yearly event is to raise…

Man charged with shooting vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale man is accused of shooting a gun at a vehicle carrying his girlfriend and another woman over the weekend near the Lincoln-Catawba line, deputies said. Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of 245 Boyles Road, allegedly fired shots at a Jeep Cherokee just before 5…