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Criminal Charges — 3-2-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Charles Andrew Dibernardo, 41, of 3416 Plateau Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 25 with one count of non-support of family. Paul Williams Foust, 46, of 1712 Triangle Cir. in Denver was charged Feb. 25 with one count each of assault…

Commissioners to hear UDO changes

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Area Councils hope to ease design restrictions for commercial buildings Staff report The West Lincoln and East Lincoln Area Councils of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will present proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to county commissioners at a meeting tonight. The groups are asking commissioners to…

Police efficiency highlights city budget workshop

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton police chief Rodney Jordan addressed city officials with a presentation on Friday that showed fiscal efficiency and a clear vision for future needs within his department during a budget and planning workshop to help identify department issues facing Lincolnton in 2015-16. Jordan showed efficiency in…

Lincolnton Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Jen Walls

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, 52, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights. Having left a career as a banking executive…

Chamber Meeting

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Around Town — 2-27-15

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TODAY Fish fry The Holy Spirit Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, located at 537 Highway 16 North in Denver, will be hosting an annual fish fry to benefit the East Lincoln Relay for Life team. The group will be serving fried fish, baked fish, french fries, salad, drinks and desserts…

Free agricultural seminar offered

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Staff report The Small Business Center at Gaston College and the Agricultural Services Division of the NC Department of Commerce are offering a seminar on farm management compliance best practices on March 4 at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College. The event will start with registration and welcome from 1-1:30…

Times-News wins NCPA awards

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Staff report The Lincoln Times-News won six awards at the North Carolina Press Association’s annual News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest and Advertising Contest awards ceremony in Chapel Hill on Thursday. Managing editor Michael Gebelein received a third place award for editorial writing for a collection of editorials in the category…

Criminal Charges — 2-27-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Keith Zane Byers, 60, of 1379 Depot St. in Iron Station was charged Feb. 24 with one count of contributing to the delinquency and neglect by parents or other. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Phillip Zachary Sisk, 26, of 184…

Battle over solar farm not finished

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will soon have to revisit its 2013 vote against a rezoning application for a solar panel farm in Denver. The owners of the land where the proposed 36-acre solar farm would be built by Strata Solar on Webbs Road — Gary,…