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County OKs incentives that could bring more jobs to local industries

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved incentives for three local companies planning facility upgrades during its meeting Monday night. One of the industries, RSI Home Products, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, is looking to consolidate operations and upgrade its plant with new…

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Companies could add up to 32 new jobs

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  Commissioners to weigh incentives SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is set to consider incentives tonight for three existing industries looking to upgrade their facilities and create new jobs in the process. The companies, whose names will be disclosed during the meeting, are asking for…

Christian Ministry faces staggering need as holidays approach

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Last year, Christian Ministry handed out toys to more than 1,000 area children and signed up at least 600 families for holiday assistance, Executive Director Susan Brymer told the Times-News on Thursday. “These children would have no Christmas (without community help),” she said.…

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YMCA annual prayer breakfast set for Wednesday morning

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Before the official start of one of the busiest times of the year, the Lincoln County YMCA invites the community to “welcome in the holiday season through the lens of a Christian message” by participating in the organization’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, a…

School board censures Houser

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  Board member didn’t show to defend himself against accusations AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education acted unanimously Wednesday to censure outgoing board member Tommy Houser over his activities during his recent failed bid for re-election. Prior to their vote, the board received sharply…

Deputies: Suspects had 2 kilos of cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two out-of-county men are being held under a $1 million bond apiece after deputies said they located two kilos of cocaine inside their vehicle Thursday morning during a traffic stop on U.S. 321. After seizing what Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators have deemed the…

Chamber hands out awards at annual banquet

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    Man, Woman, Small Business and Industry of the Year named SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local community leaders and industries alike were recognized Thursday night during the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with a…

New leader for LEDA announced

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Cliff Brumfield of Brookhaven, Miss., has been hired to head up Lincoln County’s economic development efforts. The Lincoln Economic Development Association announced late Thursday afternoon that Brumfield will be its new executive director starting in January. The move comes after previous director Barry Matherly…