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Track repairs ready for bidding

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer One-inch-deep cracks that present safety issues to runners, event areas that need work and less-than-safe bleachers will all be addressed over the next few weeks as the next phase in the renovation process at West Lincoln and Lincolnton High tracks gets under way. At Monday night’s…

Class to help women manage their own finances

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A course designed to help women understand how to get more for their dollars will be offered through Lincoln County Cooperative Extension in October. Women of all ages and bank accounts are invited to sign up, no matter how much or little is known about finances,…

2 week ‘Litter Sweep’ an opportunity to spruce up

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is encouraging residents to focus the next two weeks on cleaning up their community as part of their biannual Litter Sweep effort. Every spring and fall, Parks and Recreation officials reach out to residents about picking up trash and making an…

Sheriff’s auction

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Rainy days in Lincolnton

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Judge candidate says he’s staying in race

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  Radeker says wife’s plea deal on federal fraud charges won’t stop him JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Retired Lincoln County assistant district attorney and District 27B judge candidate Gwynn Radeker told the Times-News on Friday he has no plans to cancel his current campaign and still stands in full support…

Apple Festival draws a crowd

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County to weigh historic designation for area buildings

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will consider designating two local structures as historic landmarks during its meeting tonight. The properties in question include the Hopkins House on Pine Street in Lincolnton and the Graham Round Barn on Beth Haven Church Road in Catawba…

Deputy: Serving warrant, noticed marijuana plant

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies spotted a marijuana plant at a southwestern Lincoln County residence during a visit to serve a civil warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said. While attempting to serve the legal document at a home on the 800 block of Old Lincolnton Crouse Road, Deputy Dennis…

New wing gets Iron Station students out

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   After months of planning and renovations, all Iron Station Elementary students will now be in the same building, thanks to the construction of a new wing at the local school that wrapped up recently. Six full-scale classrooms, work and resource rooms and restrooms were…