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County to hold another public hearing on solar farm

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board are holding another public hearing tonight regarding Strata Solar Farms request of a conditional use permit to construct a solar power generator facility in the eastern end of the county. The Times-News previously reported that more than…

Lincolnton gets the Christmas spirit

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LHS drama students present mystery theatre

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School’s performance this month of Eileen Moushey’s play “The Great High School Whodunit” includes mystery, comedy and some unpredictable twists and turns. With a cast of more than 15 students ranging in age and experience level from amateur freshmen to seasoned senior, the…

Confederate prison staffed by Lincoln County guards

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer History fans of all ages will be able to catch a glimpse of North Carolina’s past, thanks to the Salisbury Confederate Prison Association. This Friday, the association will host a free exhibit on the Salisbury Confederate Prison at the Rowan Public Library. Although the Civil War…

Local nurse among top 100 in state

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident Kim Kirkland was recently named among the top 100 nurses in the state, an honor that continues to boggle her mind. “It has truly been the most gratifying, humbling, life-long experience that is too hard to put into words,” she said. Kirkland was…

No plans yet to raise dropout age in Lincoln

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Two school districts in Catawba County are raising their compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, a first for North Carolina. The decision is part of a pilot program the state approved this past summer. The Hickory and Newton-Conover districts will join 20 states and…

Child battling cancer finds support from local photographer

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     It was through Facebook earlier this year that two local residents, each with their own cancer struggle, discovered each other. Sharon Vickers, owner of a small photography business in Lincolnton, said she continued to receive notifications on her profile page from a…

Small Business Saturday aims to bring in bucks

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The end of November is normally introduced with the traditional Thanksgiving family feast. For retail lovers, however, the last week of November is the beginning of the mass holiday shopping spree, beginning with the infamous “Black Friday,” followed by the country’s “Cyber Monday.” But…

Christian Ministry feeds the hungry for Thanksgiving

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “They treat you good here,” Lincolnton resident Jimmy Welch said of the Christian Ministry soup kitchen. Known by all as “Gramps,” Welch and Robert Burton, also of Lincolnton, sat together and chatted Monday afternoon while enjoying a home-cooked soup kitchen meal. While Welch attends the facility…

Aqua NC to raise rates without hearing

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Aqua North Carolina is looking to switch to a new method of raising customer rates without public hearings. Presently, the company is seeking a 19 percent rate hike, its third increase in North Carolina in the past five years. If approved, the method would…