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Zoning issues coming before county commissioners

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold public hearings on Monday to consider several rezoning and permit requests. Applicant Ralph Dickson is requesting to rezone a 0.92 acre parcel from General Industrial to Neighborhood Business. The property is located at…

Apartment complex, bike lanes on agenda for City Council

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   City Council members will meet on Thursday to discuss the fate of a potential apartment complex’s rezoning request and an opportunity to construct traffic lanes for alternative forms of transportation. BTR Communities Group, LLC is requesting the conditional-use rezoning of 9.77 acres of land…

Event celebrates bill placing limits on commercial breeders

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln and Gaston County animal advocates are invited to attend Humane Lobby Day on Friday. The event, held at Lincoln County Animal Services, will allow those attending to thank members of the state House of Representatives for passing the Commercial Breeder Bill, known…

Dirt bike stolen from murder scene

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police were called to the scene of a recent murder in Lincolnton on Monday after neighbors said they spotted someone suspicious on the property. Officers responded to the home on Salem Church Road around 9 p.m. after neighbors contacted 911. Police said they canvassed…

Lincoln County Hospice settling in at new location

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County will observe its recent move to a larger facility with a special celebration for the community Thursday at the new location. Following nearly three decades of being stationed on North Cedar Street in Lincolnton, with little parking…

Meet the Candidate: Bill Beam

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County resident Bill Beam has spent his entire life enjoying the opportunities the county has to offer. His home, located in North Brook, sits on the acres of land his grandfather once owned. “It’s home for me,” he said. “I like history…

Meth, needles, fake IDs seized during traffic stop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they arrested two Catawba County residents and one Caldwell County man Sunday morning after locating a knife, hypodermic needles, counterfeit identification documents and methamphetamine inside the suspects’ vehicle during a traffic stop on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton. Officers initiated a stop on the…

Officers talk about deadly standoff with murder suspect

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    Anthony Ray Osburn admitted killing wife, police say   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have identified the cause of death for a Lincolnton woman allegedly murdered by her estranged husband on Thursday before dying himself after a standoff with county SWAT officers. Officers said, following an autopsy of…

GOP faithful go over issues at convention

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Republican delegates from across the county met Saturday for Lincoln County’s Annual GOP Convention. The convention, led by State Representative Jason Saine and Lincoln County Republican Party Chairman Jon Propst, was held at the Senior Center on the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College.…

‘Pink Sunday’ to inform about breast cancer

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Today is the final day for Lincoln County churches serving African-American populations to register to participate in the annual cancer awareness event known as “Pink Sunday.” For the fourth consecutive year, the local effort is being sponsored by the Lincoln County Health Department…