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Furniture company opens its doors

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Owner Bruce Cochrane says verdict still out on venture after a year, with hurdles including difficult regulatory climate, but company expects to grow, remains dedicated to furniture ‘Made in America’ SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincolnton Furniture Company hosted an open-house celebration Wednesday morning, more than a year after owner and…

2 die after pickup runs off road in Vale

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers said speed was at least one of the contributing factors in a wreck that left two people dead Wednesday afternoon on N.C. 10 in the northwestern corner of Lincoln County. Larry Cook, 42, of 2743 Lynn Mountain View Road in Vale, and Eric Timothy Hicks,…

Candidates for U.S. Congress respond to questions

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LTN Staff reports Lincoln County voters will be deciding this fall on which candidates for a range of federal, state and local offices they want to represent them. The Lincoln Times-News is surveying those office-seekers with questions related to issues they are likely to face if elected. Their answers will…

Schools aim to create strategy for ‘globally competitive’ students

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Globally competitive students who are taught by 21st-century professionals in a classroom where new technologies are used, are part of the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan for Lincoln County Schools (LCS) that was discussed at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Superintendent Sherry Hoyle, Assistant Superintendents Elaine…

Deputies: Traffic stop turns up cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies confiscated at least five small bags of cocaine from a Catawba County man’s vehicle Sunday during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. After noticing Jeffery Dean Tucker, 46, drifting into oncoming traffic while traveling northbound on…

Development plans criticized by neighbors

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  Incentives to persuade Chinese-owned company to put manufacturing plant in Lincoln get OK   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A proposed plan for future development at the southeastern end of the county drew sharp criticism from nearby residents during a public hearing Monday night. The Woodcock Farms plan would…

Almost time for Apple Festival

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Police say video shows suspect pawning goods

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man accused of pawning stolen items at a Hickory shop in connection with at least two city break-ins this month remains in the county jail under a $30,000 bond. Officers apprehended Jordy Lamar Jefferies, 26, of 205 Mauney Drive, Friday during an…

Dock expected to cut VFD response times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver fire officials hope to cut down on their agency’s response time to water emergencies with the recent purchase of a permanent Lincoln County docking location for their marine firefighting and rescue boat. Prior to obtaining the nearly 0.3-acre lot on Lake Norman, fire crews…

Denver shop completes 2,000-square-foot expansion

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   LKN Back in the Day in Denver recently completed an expansion that will allow the primitive-gift shop to add more seasonal product lines as the owners gear up for the holidays. Carrie Wadlinger, who owns the business with Sherry Kinder, told the Times-News…