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Lincoln Idol taking applications for second annual event

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County is currently accepting applications for the second annual Lincoln Idol singing competition. Last year’s inaugural event saw a capacity crowd at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Timken Performance Hall. “I was very pleased with the turnout and the weather did not…

Microbreweries on BOC agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners will likely approve a measure tonight setting the stage for microbreweries to operate in county areas heavily populated with other businesses. Microbreweries are currently only allowed in the general industrial district. A series of amendments to the county’s unified development ordinance, however, would…

Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame celebrates grand opening

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame opened the doors to its new home at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Friday with a gathering in the Timken Performance Hall followed by a tour and ribbon cutting by Lincolnton High’s legendary football standout Brat Stroup, who played…

Amy’s Closet expanding into Lincolnton

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A local business whose purpose it is to aid Lincoln County’s only battered women’s shelter will expand into Lincolnton this week. Amy’s Closet, a nonprofit resale and outreach boutique currently operating in Denver’s Westport Shoppes, will open a store at 201 S. Cedar Street on Tuesday.…

Another commercial development proposed for Denver

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The onslaught of approved residences on the eastern end of Lincoln County appears to have finally been met with an influx of interested commercial properties. A Tennessee developer has requested that 16.7 acres next to the Wal-Mart on Highway 73 be rezoned from transitional residential to…

Local businessman nails down success

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Five years ago, Hollis Henderson nailed down a business plan that has since helped him floor much of his competition and leave his worries in the past. A longtime veteran of the nail industry, the Lincolnton man decided to go to work for himself after accruing…

Bosch donates to local STEM programs

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Bosch Community Fund awarded the Lincoln Economic Development Association a $49,500 grant earlier this year, allowing Lincoln County Schools to host an event dedicated toward marketing science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. The grant, provided in January, led to the Edge Factor assembly that included…

Carnival coming to Staples’ lot

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ADAM LAWSON  Staff Writer A South Carolina carnival company is using Staples’ recent closing as an opportunity to once again bring its services to Lincolnton. Staples left in February and, though its building sits adjacent to a popular ice cream store and Lowe’s, B&K Carnival Company wants to use the…

Criminal Charges — 5-2-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and criminal charges: Allen David Dawkins, 32, of 3121 Greenhaven Dr. in Lawndale was charged Apr. 25 with one count of resisting, delaying and obstruction of public officer. Brandon Anthony Broyles, 26, of 1146 Park Cir, #2 in Lincolnton was charged…

Around Town — 5-2-16

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TODAY Meeting The East Lincoln Fire Dept., located at 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Two community members will be elected to the Board of Directors. TUESDAY  Memory Bear workshop Hospice of Cleveland County will host a Memory Bear workshop at the…