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Local legislators vow to reverse Charlotte LGBT ordinance

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s two state legislators vow to reverse the decision by Charlotte’s 11-person City Council on Monday night to provide discrimination protections to the city’s gay, lesbian and transgender population. After listening to three hours of public opinion on both sides of the aisle, the council…

Humane Society: No-kill a ‘loaded gun’ aimed at county budget

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A pair of Humane Society of Lincoln County volunteers pleaded their case for a new animal ordinance on Monday, but not before decrying a method endorsed by another local animal advocacy group. “I believe the no-kill equation, although popular in many areas, is not designed for…

Back in Black: City council welcomes back former mayor

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When Mayor Ed Hatley broke a tie with a vote that brought attorney David Black back into city government, Black knew what he was in for — having served as both city attorney and mayor in the past. Dr. John “Les” Cloninger approached Black about serving…

Stanley man charged with possessing sawed-off shotgun

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Staff report An eastern Lincoln County man has been charged with possessing a sawed-off shotgun. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Highway 16 Business around 2 a.m. on Sunday in response to a call about shots being fired. Officers located two men who had…

Candidate forum set for Tuesday in East Lincoln

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Just a day before candidates in local elections are set to take the stage at the East Lincoln Community Center, a longtime Lincoln County commissioner has yet to confirm his attendance. Carrol Mitchem, who breezed to a first-place finish the last time his seat was up…

Gaston College could net nearly $6 million if bond referendum passes

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Gaston College stands to receive $5.9 million if North Carolina voters approve the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum next month. About $4 million of GC’s funding would go toward building a new Veterinary Technician building near the Dallas campus that would give students more than…

Lincolnton caboose will become part of Newton project

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum of Newton has made a formal offer of $2,500 to the City of Lincolnton for the caboose that sits on the Poplar Street site of the new First Federal Park. As part of the sales contract, the museum must…

East Lincoln gathering celebrates black history

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The East Lincoln Community Center played host to an event that celebrated black history in eastern Lincoln County on Saturday. Denver’s “Mundy House” served as the sponsor for the event. The Eastern Lincoln County Historical Society, a branch of the Lincoln County Historical Association, which owns…

Candidate Survey: Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Pt. 2

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of 10 questions to Republican candidates who are competing for one of three GOP nomination spots for November’s general election. There are eight candidates on the ballot, the responses from the final three candidates are listed below. Responses from the other four…

Son carries on late father’s business, legacy

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Five months after his dad’s death, Adam Holtsclaw continues to carry his family legacy forward. Robert Holtsclaw, 73, died in September, leaving behind his 40-year-old Vale antique restoration and custom furniture business. Adam Holtsclaw, who had partnered with longtime friend Zac Elmore the year before and…