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Bank offers free financial guidance

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  LTN Staff Report   Those interested in receiving financial guidance at no charge will have a chance to do so Friday. Fifth Third Bank, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln County, the United Way of Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and…

ELHS students to perform ‘Southern Hospitality’

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Child Advocacy Center faces budget cuts

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Child Advocacy Center and at least 20 other North Carolina nonprofit organizations focused on aiding abused and neglected children will be forced to close their doors this year if they can’t find additional financial assistance following the state’s more than $7 million…

Local Boys & Girls Club making progress

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County chapter of the Boys & Girls Club could commence operations as soon as August, two years after organization officials said they started working on establishing a local unit. Lincoln County Unit Director Shaun Newton, currently an employee with the Department of…

Drug deal gone wrong leads to kidnapping charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have arrested three Catawba County teens and a fourth individual connected to a northern Lincoln County drug deal and kidnapping Thursday night, the Sheriff’s Office said. Taryn Suzzette Parrish, 18, and Bradley Ryan Good, 20, both of 2423 South N.C. 16 in Newton,…

Alpacas get a haircut at the ranch

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New downtown co-op caters to local artists

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new co-op business aimed at helping local artists display and sell their work recently opened in downtown Lincolnton. East Main Street Artisans celebrated its official grand opening with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce last week, though it first opened its doors in…

Local GOP gathers at Lincolnton High School

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Reality TV star visits Denver to raise funds for Texas explosion victims

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  LTN Staff Reports   Lincoln County residents will have the opportunity today to meet a reality show celebrity while simultaneously raising money for both injured first-responders and the families of victims who were killed in this month’s fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Tim Smith, star of the…

Empty NC plant turned into classic car showroom

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HICKORY (AP) — Revving up Hickory’s image as a travel destination could use some more horsepower, and Paramount Classic Cars and Trucks has that in abundance. The business is not brand new, but it now has a home in the former Clayton-Marcus furniture plant on Falling Creek Road. Inside the…