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Refinancing county debt should save big

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Favorable interest rates expected to save taxpayers more than million over next decade   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The office of County Manager George Wood announced on Tuesday that recent refinancing efforts will save the county more than $1 million over the course of 11 years. According to the…

4 Lincoln suspects in Newton car theft

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Four Lincoln County men have been accused of stealing a vehicle from a used car lot last month in Catawba County. The vehicle was stolen sometime in December from Danner Auto Sales in Newton, according to Newton Police Detective Brian Cloninger. Authorities said the vehicle showed…

The dream that overcomes

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The dream that overcomes

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Lincoln County joined the nation Monday in saluting the memory of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an event at the Lincoln Cultural Center in the morning and a march through downtown Lincolnton in the afternoon.…

Blaze hits textile mill; damage minimal

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Firefighters responded to a small-scale blaze over the weekend at a Lincolnton textile plant, the same site where a “suspicious” fire occurred just five months earlier. The incident took place around 9 p.m. at Mohican Mills, located at 1419 E. Gaston Street. Fire officials said…

Employee reports scaring off would-be robbers

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton Goodwill employee was emptying trash at the store Friday night when he said he encountered two men with ski masks, one of whom was armed with a knife. Bobby Blalock was outside the Goodwill store, located at 510 Vaughn Way, around 8:40 p.m. unloading…

County, city planning boards conduct joint meeting

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Planning Board met jointly with the Lincolnton Planning Board and staff Tuesday evening for a workshop to discuss mutual planning issues. Presided over by Jeff Frushtick, chair of the Lincoln County Planning Board, the meeting was the first of its kind in…

Company in national spotlight

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Nayeli Ramirez / Lincoln Times-News Bruce Cochrane, owner and CEO of Lincolnton Furniture Company, met with President Obama last week and is scheduled appear on NBC next week over his efforts to bring furniture jobs back to America. Cochrane’s initiative helps renew faith in U.S. furniture industry   SARAH LOWERY…

Lincoln County stores spared as Delhaize announces plans to close supermarkets

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Food Lions in Linconton, Denver survive; Mooresville Bottom Dollar doesn’t   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer All Lincoln County locations have been spared as yet another retail chain announced closings affecting the region last week. Delhaize America, the Belgian supermarket chain that owns Food Lion and other stores, announced on Wednesday…

Charlotte company wins three DOT road projects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three different stretches of Lincoln County roadways could be resurfaced as early as this spring. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced through a press release early last week that they’ve awarded a Charlotte construction company a more than $1 million contract to complete four…