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Blessing of the Animals

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Apartment complex slated for seniors

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Construction has been under way on a new apartment complex on Salem Church Road in Lincolnton. Lincolnton Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter told the Times-News last week that the project, which will entail a 42-unit, multifamily complex for the elderly and handicapped, was approved by the City…

Burgin named new city fire chief

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I am eager to get started,” newly-appointed city fire chief Mitch Burgin told the Times-News on Thursday. City Manager Jeff Emory named Burgin on Thursday to replace outgoing Fire Chief Mike Lee. Burgin served the last four years as assistant fire chief but has been with…

Deputies: Drugs found in car lead to 2 arrests

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies discovered marijuana inside a suspicious-looking vehicle Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of two Lincolnton men, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Forest Jay Cogdill, 20, of 2405 Skyview Lane, and Edward Leroy York IV, 20, of 135 S. J. Crawford Road, were both charged…

Lincoln SATs lag behind NC, US

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Charter school SAT scores through the roof AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though the number of students who took the Standardized Assessment Test (SAT) increased from the 2010-2011 school year in Lincoln County and across the state, local public high school students performed — on average — slightly lower or about…

A taste of Denver Days

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County UDO due for a big makeover

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A series of amendments to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance aimed at easing regulations will be a topic of discussion during a public hearing at Monday night’s meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A total of 14 amendments are up for consideration. They are…

Voter registration drives go into schools

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Registration drives are being conducted at high schools across the state, including in Lincoln County, in an effort to add teenagers to voter rolls. The initiative, resulting from a state statute that became effective in 2010, has enabled more than 60,000 young adults to be eligible…

Farewell to the chief

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  Mike Lee retires as city of Lincolnton’s fire chief JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following a more than three-decade career in public service, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mike Lee had his last day in the office on Monday but won’t officially retire until early next month. “I have really enjoyed serving…

Night of the bands

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  Preview event kicks off season of competitions AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The weather is beginning to cool down and the fall season is under way, as are the high school band events around the county. Lincoln County marching band members are rehearsing, and tweaking their costumes in preparation for…