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Board OKs development ordinance

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Lincoln County is poised to usher in the most sweeping changes to local land-use laws in decades. Planning Board members Monday unanimously recommended the adoption of a so-called Unified Development Ordinance, a major hurdled cleared after than a year in the works. County commissioners are now expected to hold a…

Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…

New dumping at controversial site

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An illegal landfill in Denver that caught fire and was ordered closed in 2007 accepted several truckloads of debris last week without approval from state or local officials – a possible violation of state law. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources have opened an investigation…

Question of the Week

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“What effect do you think early voting at the East Lincoln Community Center had on voter participation in east Lincoln County this election year?” Ben Murray, Denver: “I just finished voting early here. I don’t know what the impact will be yet. It was convenient. I think it should increase…

Coming Up

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n Dinner and the theater! Satisfy both your cultural and real appetite at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Come out for “Doc’s Holiday,” a dinner theater hosted by Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years…

Consignment and specialty shop offers quality items

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Selling everything from custom jewelry to wedding dresses, Fran’s Consignment and Specialty Shop offers high-end products at a fraction of the cost. After her father became ill, Fran Pope said she needed a job that would allow her to work more flexible hours. In 1999, the consignment store opened for…

Area students collecting coats for those in need

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Area students are working to ensure everyone stays warm this winter. East Lincoln Middle School, along with the four county high schools, is sponsoring a coat drive in coordination with the United Way of Lincoln County. Coats will be collected through Nov. 13. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.…

Around Town 11/3/2008

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SAMPLE BALLOTS The Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters, located at 129 W. Water St., Lincolnton, will be open beginning 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for Election Day so Democrats and unaffiliated voters can stop by and pick up Democratic sample ballots. There will also be a “Celebration Night” beginning 7:30 p.m. while election…

Cutting a ribbon

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Three decades of ‘do si do’

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It’s been 30 years since a group of square dancing enthusiasts founded the Lincoln Squares Western Square Dance Club. And the group is still going strong, despite the fact that most young people don’t seem to be interested in square dancing. “It is a concern that we have,” David Rhyne,…