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Candidates for city seats questioned on issues

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS STAFF   The Lincoln Times-News wrote to each of the six candidates running for Lincolnton mayor and City Council seats last week, asking them to answer a series of questions about issues of importance to city voters. Their answers are published in full today, with only minor…

1 charged, 1 at large in baseball bat beating

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Authorities have arrested a Vale man and are searching for a second suspect accused of beating an individual with a baseball bat last month, sending the victim to the hospital. Michael Shane Carver, 28, of 7490 Palm Tree Drive, was arrested Friday in connection…

Deeds office relocates for renovations

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  SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   The Lincoln County Register of Deeds Office will be temporarily relocating in November while its permanent facility undergoes renovation to bring it into compliance with regulations. With construction set to begin on Nov. 14, the office’s temporary location will be inside the old Lincoln…

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Morgan Buckler, 3, of Huntersville grabs a handful of candy.…

Troopers: Alcohol suspected as driver crashes into church

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER   Alcohol may be to blame for a wreck that sent a Lincoln County woman to a Charlotte hospital Saturday night after her vehicle ran off the road and plowed through a church graveyard before striking the church building itself. Trooper Black with the North…

Hunting for spooks at old Crowell Hospital

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  MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   When the Lincoln Times-News contacted Tina McSwain, founder and director of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS), about doing an investigation of the historic Crowell Memorial Hospital, she jumped at the chance. McSwain has 15 years’ experience performing paranormal investigations. “I began doing…

Speaker Tillis to conduct Town Hall in Lincoln Co.

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  SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER   North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis plans to conduct a town hall meeting on Wednesday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event kicks off at noon, with an 11 a.m. Dutch lunch prior to the meeting. Tillis, a Republican…

Season of many masks

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School Board narrows redistricting choices

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  MARTHA K. SEAGLE, STAFF WRITER   The Lincoln County Board of Education narrowed 15 redistricting options down to three during a special session Thursday night. Board Attorney David Black informed members that Bob Joyce from the Institutes of Government had advised that splitting existing precincts, which Black had previously…

Sennebogen plant to double in size, add more jobs

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SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER Sennebogen, a German manufacturer located in Denver, has announced that it plans to double the size of its existing facility, resulting in the addition of up to five new jobs. According to the announcement released by the Lincoln Economic Development Association Thursday morning, the family-owned manufacturer…