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Alive After Five concert series kicks off Thursday

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    LTN Staff Reports   There’s only one day left until Lincoln County’s most popular summer concert series kicks off in the heart of downtown Lincolnton. The 2013 Alive After Five series will commence 6 p.m. Thursday in front of the courthouse on West Main Street. The Downtown Development…

CMC-Lincoln honored for environmental practices

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  LTN Staff Reports   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently earned a national award recognizing the hospital for its commitment to environmental excellence. Specifically, the Practice Greenhealth’s Partner for Change Award was granted to CMC-Lincoln, along with the hospital system’s Charlotte location, for a demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.…

Lincolnton accredited by Main Street program

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton was among 27 communities statewide to have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Program for 2013, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced Tuesday afternoon. Those qualifying municipalities had to meet the commercial-district-revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center,…

Lincolnton VFW honors fallen soldiers

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Husband charged for wife’s murder

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Staff report A Lincoln County man has been charged with first degree murder, the first in the county this year, after allegedly killing his wife with a shotgun on Saturday. A press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said that Terry Lee White, 54, of 1243 Rose Hill Drive…

Saine hosts ambassador from Kosovo in Raleigh

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Staff report North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine had a visitor from out-of-town last week — way out of town. Saine hosted Akan Ismaili, the Ambassador from Kosovo, on Wednesday and Thursday for a series of meetings with other state representatives and senators and county commissioners from Cleveland and Buncombe…

Assistant principal honored with ceremony at LHS

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School Assistant Principal Robbie Robbins received the second highest military service award during a special ceremony among students, colleagues, friends and family Friday on campus. Robbins, a 30-year colonel in the United States Army Reserve, never imagined he would attain such a high rank…

Denver Global project on hold

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor   The initial announcement was met with fanfare and a visit from then-Governor Beverly Perdue. But, at least for the time being, the planned expansion and construction of a large manufacturing, distribution and research and development center by Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based…

Bands of Knights to march in Washington

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   North Lincoln High School’s award-winning Band of Knights marching band will unite with 14 other high school bands from across the country this weekend to perform in the internationally televised National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. Only a select group of bands…

Man cited for urinating on probation office

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     Police said a man relieved himself on the side of a public building Wednesday in broad daylight. Brandon Lee Roseberry, 28, of 1676 Acorn Ridge Trail in Lincolnton, was cited for defacing a public building by urinating on it. Officer Chad Lail…