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Lincolnton Furniture equipment goes on the block

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          Staff report   The machines once used at the Lincolnton Furniture Company, which closed earlier this year after a year of operation, will soon have new homes. The equipment, from power tools and forklifts to $250,000 woodworking machines, is being sold off through an internet…

Anderson wins tight race for N. Lincoln valedictorian

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The last four years have been quite the academic competition for three students from North Lincoln High School’s recent graduating class, but it was 18-year-old Brooke Anderson who rose to the top and received the honor of valedictorian. “It’s always something I wanted,”…

Gas leak at local plant sends 14 to hospital

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          JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Inspectors said a mechanical failure led to a natural gas leak at a Lincoln County manufacturing plant Monday afternoon, affecting more than 30 employees. Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell said R.W. Garcia is set to reopen for production today after…

Lincoln County seniors graduate

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Graduation ceremonies were held for East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln on Saturday.    …

Public to meet for discussion on new indoor shooting range

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Those interested in learning more about a proposed indoor shooting range in eastern Lincoln County will have the opportunity to do so Tuesday evening. A community-involvement meeting will be held to provide information about Robert Watson’s request to rezone 4.5 acres on the west side of…

Library summer reading program kicks off soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Public Library will kick off its 2013 summer-reading program Tuesday night. The event, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton, will allow participants to sign up for the program while also featuring free food, music, games and…

Locals and visitors enjoy Hog Happenin’

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Head Q-Master Bobby Gwiazdzinski of Mount Holly’s Flame Master G’s Competition BBQ prepares his ribs on Saturday during the 2013 Hog Happenin’ in downtown Lincolnton.…

Hydac cuts ribbon at facility in Airlie Business Park

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Airlie Business Park’s first occupant is officially up and running. The Lincoln Economic Development Association hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for Hydac Technology Corporation Wednesday morning to mark the official opening of its now-completed 54,000-square-foot facility in the Denver industrial park. The company has…

Boger City McDonald’s aiming for July opening

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The new McDonald’s restaurant currently under construction in Boger City has plans to be open by late July. Christine Laney, who handles marketing for the company regionally, said a grand-opening celebration is currently scheduled for Aug. 10 and that hiring is already underway. Ultimately,…

School’s out

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