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City Council to decide on rezoning requests

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members will discuss several applications for conditional use permits at their meeting on Thursday. BTR Communities Group, LLC is requesting the conditional use rezoning of 9.77 acres of land from Planned Business to Conditional Use Residential Multi-Family. The applicant wishes to…

Chase leads to crash and arrest

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  Loftis   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A Dallas man led local deputies on a nearly 20-mile vehicle chase before crashing into a ditch Saturday morning, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour in an attempt to stop the man’s…

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to North Lin

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The quirky sci-fi comedy Little Shop of Horrors will be performed by North Lincoln High School students starting Thursday. The play, by Ken Hill, tells the story of a floral shop owner who gives up on his failing business in the impoverished town…

East Lincoln park, SHEA Homes up for discussion at county meeting

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County commissioners and the Planning Board will meet tonight to discuss the fate of an active adult residential development in Denver. According to previous reports from the Times-News, SHEA Homes has spent the past few months working toward obtaining and rezoning 600 acres…

Agents nab heroin suspects at traffic stop

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  Kapusta and Czolba   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   County narcotics investigators arrested a Lincolnton man accused of trafficking heroin from Mecklenburg County to Lincoln and Catawba Counties over at least the last three months, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Drug officers apprehended the man during a traffic…

Job fair shows local students possibilities for the future

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Democrat files to run for Clerk of Court

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County Democrat Elaine N. Harmon announced her candidacy Friday for the position of Clerk of Superior Court for Lincoln County. After graduating from Lincolnton High School in 1965, she attended Gaston College and UNC-Charlotte.  Throughout her career, Harmon has had several opportunities to…

Rose garden supporters seek public’s help

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With more than 30 purple, yellow, red, pink and white rose bushes in full bloom for the city each spring, summer and fall, the Tracy Jenkins Memorial Rose Garden is a staple in the Lincolnton community. However, the beautiful buds are in need…

Cherryville finance director sentenced for embezzlement

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The City of Cherryville’s former finance director will spend two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $400,000 in city funds over a six-year period, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western district of North Carolina. A…

Extension offers local healthy living program

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Individuals living with chronic conditions now have another opportunity to learn how to best manage their symptoms. North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Senior Services will be hosting a “Living Healthy Program.” The six-week program was developed by Stanford University to help individuals with one…