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Crops still thriving

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Last Easter proved to be a difficult time for many Lincoln County farmers. The Easter freeze of 2007, which came after a long warm spell, killed off large quantities of strawberries, peaches and apples. This year, however, an earlier Easter came and went without a hitch. “We haven’t had an…

Lt. governor candidate is Lincoln Day Dinner speaker

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The Lincoln County Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The keynote speaker is State Sen. Robert Pittenger, who is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Pittenger’s counterparts for the Republican nomination are Greg Dority, Jim…

Heafner/Williams competition will eliminate 12 to get to one

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Over the course of two days, 13 vocalists will compete to become the next Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition winner. In the end, there can be only one. Semi-finals will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Finals will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and…

Correctional Center graduates 18

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The Lincoln Correctional Center recently graduated 18 inmates from a job training program. The Apprenticeship Program for the Journeyman Certification provides the opportunity for people to learn a professional trade while they are incarcerated, said Scott Carpenter, apprentice program supervisor for the Lincoln Correctional Center. Inmates can learn several trades…

60th anniversary

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Theo and Wanda Cochrane of Lincolnton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married March 27, 1948 in Charleston, S.C. They are the parents of Carole Cochrane of Lincolnton, Bruce and Debbie Cochrane of Lincolnton and Ted and Lana Cochrane of Westerville, Ohio. Grandchildren are Brian Cochrane,…

Upcoming Events

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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 nBond and backpacking: What do a $44.6 million school bond and nature trails have in common? Both will be topics at…

Helping out Habitat

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Enforcers stem sign proliference

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Lincoln County code enforcers Cindy Lovelace and Barbara Carpenter scan signs clustered at a corner of N.C. 16 in Denver. They decide quickly what stays and what goes. Real estate advertisements too close to the main road are snatched out of the ground. A faded “lost dog” notice taped on…

Board upholds Verizon order

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The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Monday to uphold the county zoning administrator’s decision requiring Verizon to make revisions to its Catawba Springs Promenade building. The decision calls for Verizon to change the front and sides of its store to be more than 50 percent brick. Rampart L.L.C.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…