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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…

County may offer incentives to lure 300 jobs

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  Approval for sweepstakes sites, 500-acre business development also on agenda SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer An incentive grant agreement for a company that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area will be weighed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during its meeting tonight. The company, whose identity will…

Festival brings out music lovers

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Fake grenade forces school evacuation

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies rushed to a local elementary school Friday morning after they thought a student had an explosive device on campus, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies forced staff at Pumpkin Center Elementary School to conduct a fire drill as precaution just after 11 a.m. after…

9 Lincoln students chosen for Tournament of Roses band

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Nine students from Lincoln County high schools will be traveling across the country to California to march, play their instruments and work with other band enthusiasts from various other states in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Among the local youth attending the week-long…

Annual race set for Saturday

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  LTN Staff Reports   Before chomping down on a freshly made, crunchy candied apple and celebrating the start of the fall season with thousands of other local citizens this weekend at Lincoln County’s 40th Annual Apple Festival, the community is invited to lace up their running shoes for a…