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Lincoln legislator representing at RNC

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, is among those braving the weather in Tampa this week for the 2012 Republican National Convention, but he’s not letting the wind and rain dampen his spirits. He told the Times-News during a phone call Tuesday that the place…

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Tractor Supply targets mid-Sept. store opening

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Tractor Supply Company is nearing completion of construction on its new store in the former Wal-Mart building in Lincolnton, with a tentative opening date set for mid-September. As the Times-News previously reported, the company had submitted a site plan and received a zoning permit…

Cruise-in in Lincolnton

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Howards Creek VFD uses grant funding to buy new brush truck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local fire department recently used grant money to purchase a new brush truck in order to cut down on fuel costs and prevent additional wear and tear on the agency’s larger trucks. Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department, located at 3117 W. Highway 27…

Catawba Co. approves new free-speech ordinance

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Nearly three months after a Catawba County grassroots group stirred county officials to rethink the constitutionality of free speech gatherings on county grounds, change has come. Catawba County officials initially wouldn’t allow members of Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate (CVCAH) and other protestors of…

UDC cross presentation

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Police: Three suspects charged after man dragged from car and robbed

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three suspects have been charged with dragging a local man down the street by his hair and robbing him of more than $1,000 Wednesday afternoon on the southwestern end of the city, deputies said. Dalton Chase Scronce, 18, and Ashton Elizabeth Stanley, 26, both…

Top Lutheran bishop to visit Vale church

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale is preparing for a special visit this weekend from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson. “The word we’ve been saying all this past week is ‘surreal,’” Trinity Lutheran’s head pastor John Locke told the…

Worshipping at Tucker Grove

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