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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should the county locate offices for taxes, building permits and other services in east Lincoln County? Ann Fuller, Westport: “That would be nice. You could get what you need easier and get something done.” Sandy Currie, Denver: “Yes, I just think it would be a whole lot more convenient as…

Turnout of 37% breaks record in Lincoln County

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Lincoln County Board of Elections director Judy Caudill predicted that good weather on Election Day would yield a high turnout. Whether the sunshine, the prospect of helping decide a presidential nominee or interest in county politics drew them to the polls, 17,533 Lincoln County residents cast votes in Tuesday’s primary…

For impersonator, Elvis will always be work in progress

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If Elvis Presley was “The King,” than Tom Bartlett may be “The King” of Elvis impersonators. Bartlett says people always told him he looked like the rock ’n’ roll legend. Yet Barlett wasn’t a huge Elvis fan. “I was always a Beatles fan,” he said. His conversion to an Elvis…

McHenry, Johnson to vie in 10th

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Incumbent Patrick McHenry easily defeated challenger Lance Sigmon in Tuesday’s 10th Congressional District primary. McHenry’s victory sets up a November showdown with Democratic primary winner Daniel Johnson, who defeated Steve Ivester for the chance to face McHenry. “It looks like we won 2-1,” McHenry said in a conference call with…

ShoreLine Community Activities

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA After Hours The Denver Area Business Association will hold an after hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LKN Athletic Club, 7393 Advance Ave., Denver. The theme of the event is “Brighten Your Walls” and “Get Into Shape,” and the event is hosted by…

Lincoln goes Clinton; Obama easily wins state

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Barack Obama may have won the state of North Carolina, but the hearts of Lincoln County Democrats belonged to Hillary Clinton. Clinton earned 68.9 percent of the vote in the local Democratic primary. Obama received only 28.48 percent. A total of 9,765 Lincoln County Democrats voted. “I know where she…

Coming Up

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CONTACT US If you have a news tip or story suggestion, would like to place an advertisement or subscribe to the Lincoln Times-News, please call: (704) 257-0020 COMING UP n Winning is everything: DABA and Scholz and Associates Inc. will offer DABA members and other business professionals a four-hour “Winning…

Lincoln sales tax thumped

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A quarter-cent sales tax proposed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was defeated overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s primary election. The proposal, which commissioners had discussed as a means of helping pay off the county’s school debt, failed by a margin of 73.81 percent to 26.19 percent. The tax was expected…

Pulte project needs deal to reach fruition

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The fate of a 1,200-home subdivision for older adults in east Lincoln County may hinge on a compromise. Developers are willing to pay increased water and sewer connection fees required by the county, but prefer not to do it as a lump sum. Pulte Homes in February threatened to scrap…

Projects teach citizenship for Pumpkin Center pupils

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Kim Dodgin is teaching third- and fifth-graders at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School about citizenship through projects for younger children. The third-graders are making a video for the second-graders at Pumpkin Center Primary School to reassure the younger children about moving to “the other side.” The fifth-graders are helping illustrate a…