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Denver shop completes 2,000-square-foot expansion

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   LKN Back in the Day in Denver recently completed an expansion that will allow the primitive-gift shop to add more seasonal product lines as the owners gear up for the holidays. Carrie Wadlinger, who owns the business with Sherry Kinder, told the Times-News…

County may offer incentives to lure 300 jobs

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  Approval for sweepstakes sites, 500-acre business development also on agenda SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer An incentive grant agreement for a company that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area will be weighed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during its meeting tonight. The company, whose identity will…

Festival brings out music lovers

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Fake grenade forces school evacuation

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies rushed to a local elementary school Friday morning after they thought a student had an explosive device on campus, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies forced staff at Pumpkin Center Elementary School to conduct a fire drill as precaution just after 11 a.m. after…

9 Lincoln students chosen for Tournament of Roses band

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Nine students from Lincoln County high schools will be traveling across the country to California to march, play their instruments and work with other band enthusiasts from various other states in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Among the local youth attending the week-long…

Annual race set for Saturday

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  LTN Staff Reports   Before chomping down on a freshly made, crunchy candied apple and celebrating the start of the fall season with thousands of other local citizens this weekend at Lincoln County’s 40th Annual Apple Festival, the community is invited to lace up their running shoes for a…

Community input wanted on transportation plan

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization is hosting a community-comment session Wednesday afternoon to solicit input from the public regarding the update of a coordinated comprehensive public transportation plan for Lincoln, Cleveland, Iredell and Gaston counties. The effort is being led by the Lake…

Crushed sewer pipe prompts warning

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A swimming advisory was issued by the Lincoln County Health Department Friday afternoon due to a sewer spill in the southeastern part of the county. The affected area included the Lake Norman main channel and shoreline near Waterford Drive off of Hager’s Ferry Road…

Massive need at soup kitchen

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Restaurant offers boost as demand for food swells JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “God is here,” Cherryville resident Ronnie Powell told the Times-News on Thursday about his experience eating at Christian Ministry’s soup kitchen in Lincolnton over the past three years. With the need for food great and the hungry…

Church demolishes former pawn shop

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A familiar storefront on East Main Street in Boger City was demolished Wednesday, with cleanup now under way. The yellow-painted, brick building, located just east of Boger City Baptist Church, was formerly a pawn shop. However, the church acquired the property in January for…