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Candidate Survey: City of Lincolnton primary

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of eight questions to candidates running in the Sept. 15 primary on the Democratic ticket in the City Council-Ward 2 election, the city’s lone primary. Their responses are listed below. How do you feel about the benefit package that the city provides…

Thanking our local heroes

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Emory: State finds no current violations at water treatment plant

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer According to Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has ended its investigation of the practices of the city’s water treatment plant. “I received a phone call from Wes Bell from DENR on Friday and he communicated to me…

Patton won’t seek another term

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The man with the longest uninterrupted tenure as a Lincoln County commissioner has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term in office. In a press release distributed Wednesday, Alex Patton cited work, faith and family as reasons for stepping down from the elected position…

Brown relishes opportunity to play close to home

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton native and Nashville recording artist Saddle Brown is always excited to play close to his home in Lincolnton. While he spends time between Music City and Lincoln County, his industry showcase in Charlotte on Sept. 19, which is open to the public, is an opportunity…

Salaries for rookie cops in Lincolnton competitive with surrounding cities

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A comparative look at law enforcement salaries in surrounding municipalities suggests that Lincolnton is competitive with surrounding cities. The Lincolnton Police Department has had six officers resign in the past three months. Police Chief Rodney Jordan said salaries were a primary issue. The numbers are based…

Exhibit for award-winning watercolor artist comes to Gallery 27

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Beginning Sept. 26, Lincolnton’s Gallery 27 will host an exhibit for regional award-winning watercolor artist MC Churchill-Nash. Nash, a resident of Rock Hill, South Carolina, has spent most of her life creating. She has chosen to listen to her heart’s desire and follow her passions. “My…

School board OK’s land purchase in Denver area

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education approved a measure on Tuesday that could help ease space concerns at schools in the eastern end of the county. The board was unanimous in approving a contract to purchase $1.5 million in land, likely along Highway 16 in Denver. County…

Speedway owner keeps dirt track hot in Stanley

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer As a child, Bob DeLia had lofty hopes. But as he grew older, the Long Island, New York native realized his first goal wasn’t attainable at an early age and wasn’t really practical later on. “When I was a kid I wanted a hot rod, couldn’t…

Deputies: Pair had meth lab in truck

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Staff report Two Crouse residents, one of them a convicted felon, have been accused of possessing a meth lab by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they found a “one-pot” meth lab in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Oakdale Lane in Crouse on Sunday. Bobby Ray Martin,…