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Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

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APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist Do you remember when your mother participated in the home demonstration club, led by the Home Economics Agent? While driving down the road, have you ever seen a test plot sign in a soybean field, surrounded by a group of farmers having a serious discussion? Did…

Hardware store plans move toward Highway 16

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department will hold a community meeting this Thursday to provide more information about the proposal to permit construction of a home hardware store and to receive comments prior to a public hearing. Applicant Xiaopei Guo is requesting to amend a conditional…

Senior Games registration set to begin

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Gaston County Senior Games are inching closer, and a number of Lincoln County residents are already practicing and preparing to be top victors at this year’s anticipated event. Individuals have been training at the Senior Center since January. While the final deadline to apply is…

Leaders expect improving local economy in 2014

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Once known for its strong textile and furniture industries, Lincoln County has transformed its business climate over the years, adapting to accommodate the diverse global economy. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, six years have passed since the United States entered its severe recession,…

Kids make the most of snow day

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County to hear zoning requests

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning Board and County Commissioners will listen to various zoning requests during their Feb. 3 meeting. The first request, from SHEA Homes Limited Partnership, has created significant controversy in the Denver community. SHEA Homes is requesting a rezoning of approximately 600 acres from a…

Super Sunday hits close to home for local Seattle fans

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For two Lincolnton women, this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII football game will be at the top of their favorite moments list for 2014, since each considers herself the most faithful Seattle Seahawks fan. Both Kathy Vinzant, director of United Way of Lincoln County, and Cathy Davis,…

Fire destroys Denver home, kills dogs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver fire officials said a Charlotte firefighter driving through the area alerted a Lincoln County family that their house was on fire Wednesday morning after they failed to hear smoke detectors. The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. at 6676 Pine Ridge Drive, according to Denver…

New club stays true to country roots

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Todd Goodman has dreamed of opening a bar. Now, Goodman is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of his country themed bar this weekend. “I’ve been scared to open a bar, but since I’m getting older, I figured it…

Local contestants get ready for Senior Games

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