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Families keep Lincoln County dairy businesses going

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Down from more than 150 just 50 years ago, there are only five commercial dairies still operating in Lincoln County. Despite there being only five, Lincoln County is sixth in milk production in North Carolina. Iredell is No. 1, followed by Randolph, Yadkin, Gaston and…

Christmas parades on tap for Lincolnton, Maiden

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Thursday is Thanksgiving and, at the end of the night when the leftovers are put away, the football is over and the Black Friday lines begin to form, the attention of the nation will turn to Christmas. The city of Lincolnton and the town of Maiden…

Pair arrested on fraud charges

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Staff report Two Charlotte residents have been charged with using fake identification to buy more than $20,000 of lawn care equipment from a Lincoln County store. Michael William Murphy, 60, of 5901 McBride Street, and Latonya Denise Brown, 35, of 9406 Abney Court, were arrested on Tuesday by detectives. Deputies…

Tenowo honored as Lincoln County Industry of the Year

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Each year, the Lincoln Economic Development Association recognizes the Lincoln County Industry of the Year at the annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year, the award was presented on Thursday to Tenowo Non-Wovens for their positive impact on Lincoln County, involvement in the community,…

New River Bluegrass performing with Lowesville Gospel Concerts series

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Bringing a blend of vocal harmonies and acoustic music, New River Bluegrass will be performing on Saturday at 6 p.m. as part of the Lowesville Gospel Concerts series in Stanley. “These six guys do an awesome job of picking and singing and they write a…

Dairy Diaries: Lincoln County milk production through the years

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer There are fragments of former dairy farms, like the silos standing next to low barns that may be falling in, scattered throughout Lincoln County. At one time, Lincoln County was home to hundreds of working dairy farms, but many are now gone. Just 50 years…

Lincolnton firefighters give coats to local students

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association (LPFFA) brought some warmth to 72 Lincoln County Schools children on Tuesday. For the second year, members of the LPFFA took part in “Operation Warm,” a national campaign that the International Association of Firefighters has partnered with, to get…

Commissioners approve two new subdivisions in East Lincoln

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved two residential developments in East Lincoln that will bring 250 new homes to the area. The first subdivision, to be known as Wildbrook, will be developed by Hawthorne Development Group. The neighborhood will sit on 73 acres…

Pair arrested on child abuse charges

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Staff report A Newton man and a Lincolnton woman have been arrested on child abuse charges. Lincolnton Police Department officers arrested Keith Lee Clontz, 32, of 1548 Highway 16 in Newton, and Hayley Danielle Hoyle, 31, of 207 Little Street in Lincolnton, on Friday in connection with the abuse of…

Iron Station potter works with Lincoln County clay

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Robert Hovis started making pottery using refined clay and glazes, but became curious about the old kraut and pickle jars like his parents had when he was growing up. He then began making pottery with the clay that he dug from his property in Iron…