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Father and son arrested on drug charges

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a father and son on felony drug charges. Narcotics detectives were conducting a surveillance operation on Tuesday in the area of Kollege Lane in Crouse after receiving complaints that drugs were being sold in the area, according to a press release…

Rutherford County man arrested for break-in

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Staff report A Rutherford County man has been arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a home break-in on Oct. 12 on Hallman Mill Road in western Lincoln County The homeowner gave investigators serial numbers and photos of some of the 10 firearms taken in the break-in,…

LINCOLNTON ELECTION: Jetton unseats Hovis

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After the dust settled on Main Street in Lincolnton, the general election brought forth the retention of one city council seat, a change at another and a new mayor who will take over for John O. Gilleland, who did not run for re-election after a six-year…

Commissioners release land at airport for industrial client

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners approved a resolution Monday night to release property owned at the airport. The resolution, to be jointly approved by City Council and the Airport Authority on Thursday, was written to pave the way for an industrial business to come into the airport. The…

Amantha Mill bringing High Country bluegrass to Lincolnton

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Throughout the week, Rebecca Eggers-Gryder serves as district judge in North Carolina’s 24th Judicial District. There, she hears cases in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties. Bill Helms is a certified financial planner who helps manage clients’ money at the company he owns in Boone.…

City could adopt state health plan, save $1 million annually

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The City of Lincolnton could adopt a new health insurance plan for employees through the state of North Carolina, potentially saving the city $1 million annually and offering spouse and family coverage. The ratification of House Bill 154 by the North Carolina General Assembly allows municipalities…

Grant helps church restore stained glass windows

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton has been approved for a $25,000 grant for the restoration of stained glass windows that are in critical need of repair. The original church was built in 1895 and torn down in the 1930s. The church recently restored windows in the…

Candidate Survey: Lincolnton Mayor

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of eight questions to candidates running in the Nov. 3 general election for Lincolnton mayor — Democrat Ed Hatley and Republican Brandon Sigmon. Their responses are listed below.   How can the city improve the services that it provides to its citizens? If…

Denver’s Fret High embraces traditional bluegrass sounds

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Progressive bluegrass music became popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s and has seen many changes and variations of the musical style since that time. What has been referred to as “newgrass” and embraces non-traditional chord progressions and electric instruments has not lured away Denver…

Three candidates spend more than $1K in Lincolnton election

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The deadline for city election candidate reporting of campaign financials was Oct. 26. Only three candidates submitted reports by the deadline, which means that they were the only candidates who spent over the required threshold for reporting of $1,000 on their campaigns. As the final day…