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City, county near water sales agreement

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members are expected to receive an update from City Manager Jeff Emory regarding water sales negotiations with Lincoln County at a meeting on Thursday. The water negotiations had previously been packaged with contracts for 911 communications and animal control services at the county’s…

Montana couple explores Revolutionary roots

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Battle of Ramsour’s Mill has family ties for Donna Scott ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Donna Scott came to Lincolnton to chase history — more specifically, her own personal history. Though she has no current connections to the county, she has a genealogy that not only shaped the fabric of Lincoln…

Harvest Moon Grille to open for business Thursday

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A downtown Lincolnton restaurant dedicated to serving creative regional cuisine has announced it will open its doors this week. Harvest Moon Grille, a restaurant featuring a variety of farm-to-table dishes, will officially open for business on Thursday, offering a breakfast and lunch menu from 7:30 a.m.-3…

Denver shooting range aims at October grand opening

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first upscale indoor shooting range facility is firing up for its grand opening in October. According to co-owner Craig Norfolk, Denver Defense boasts a 20,000 square-foot facility, featuring 18 state-of-the-art shooting lanes, six of which are 50 yards, along with a 4,000 square-foot retail…

Police round up drug suspects

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Early morning raids across city target suspected drug dealers ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep, a round up of alleged drug offenders. The operation was the result of over nine months of investigation on the…

Denver Shea Homes plans taking shape

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer National homebuilding company Shea Homes is making headway with design renderings for an active lifestyle residential community in Denver. According their website, the Trilogy Active Lifestyle Communities are a resort community division within Shea Homes, designed specifically for the Baby Boomer generation. The Denver residential development,…

Lincoln Charter Lincolnton campus construction under way

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln Charter School began 15 years ago with a campus in Lincolnton and a desire to provide a great school for children to get a quality education. Since then, the school has grown to include two campuses, one in Denver and the other in Lincolnton —…

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting bringing worship, family together

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Though it may look like a ghost town out of the Old West, the campground where Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting is held every year comes very much alive on Aug. 15. Thousands of people from neighboring churches will gather for two weeks to share in fellowship…

Profits soar for Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s 2014 Hog Happenin’ festival saw a significant rise in profits compared to the 2013 event. The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, which annually hosts the two-day barbeque and motorcycle event, released 2013 and 2014 financial records of the event to the Times-News after the board’s…

Harris Teeter to close Boger City location

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After nearly 48 years of business, a regional grocery chain has announced it is closing the doors at its Boger City location. Harris Teeter’s corporate office issued a press statement that said the Boger City store, located on 2318 East Main Street, will permanently close on…