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City candidates square off

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Candidates for Lincolnton city office faced off on several contentious issues at a public forum Tuesday evening. All those running for office were present as the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event, which included introductions by the candidates, six questions to be answered in two minutes each and…

County approves satellite fire station

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  After some discussion, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners decided at Monday night’s meeting to go ahead with a new satellite fire station and additional funding for the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department in an effort to avoid insurance premium hikes for area homeowners. Lincoln County Manager George Wood…

LCSO medicine drop collects more than 30 pounds of old drugs

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 30 pounds of medications last week during the agency’s most recent medicine drop. The event was held Friday at the Senior Services Health Fair at the Gaston College- Lincoln Campus. Authorities collected more than 20 pounds of prescription and non-prescription medications…

Pedestrian dies after SUV crash

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A man was struck and killed as he was trying to cross a roadway Tuesday morning in Cherryville. Robert Douglas Kaylor, 59, of North Drive in Cherryville, was struck by a sports utility vehicle at the intersection of West Church Street and Delview Road, authorities said. Kaylor stepped into the…

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  Zachary Moore of Neff Tree Service of Shelby dangles 30 feet above the ground on Tuesday as he prunes a maple tree on the Court Square. The dead limbs in the big trees around the courthouse have to be cut and removed about every two years.  …

$7K raised in Hunger Walk, down from 2010

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Although the turnout for Sunday’s Hunger Walk was less than last year’s event, 77 walkers were successful in raising about $7,000 to help feed Lincoln County residents. “We were down about 30 percent, since we raised $10,000 last year,” said Susan Brymer, Executive Director of Christian Ministries. Brymer is hopeful…

Suspect charged in theft of shotguns, break-in

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  A man was taken into custody last week on multiple felony charges after he allegedly took two shotguns from a home in Lincolnton four months ago. On June 14, Steven Lee Michael, 29,of 2558 Ellys Street in Lincolnton, broke into a residence in the 300 block of Hilltop Road,…

Denver Art trail to feature more than 30 artists

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Only three more days until county residents get the chance to tour more than 30 vendors at this year’s sixth annual Denver Art Trail event. Of the 32 artists who will on-hand Saturday and Sunday at eleven various locations throughout the Denver area, only two are from out-of-county, said Mary…

Lions Club works with Christian Ministry to gather badly needed food

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  The Lincolnton Lions Club has answered the urgent call for help from Christian Ministry of Lincoln County by operating a food drive this Saturday at several Lincoln County locations. “They are in desperate need,” Robert Tomlinson, Lincolnton Lion’s Club representative said. “Five local businesses have agreed to let us…

Live Blog of Candidates Forum

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Lincoln Times-News Managing Editor will be blogging live from Tuesday night’s candidates forum. To attend link to: ( The Candidates Forum ) Your browser does not support iframes.…