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Rivercross on county agenda

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Staff report The proposed 116-acre Rivercross retail and residential development in Denver could be on its way to becoming a reality after tonight’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners session, as long as predicted snow and ice don’t postpone the meeting. SBG, LLC is asking county commissioners to rezone the site,…

Art Crawl 2015 Featured Artist: Bob Hodges

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Historically, physical remains suggest that woodturning has been practiced since at least the 6th century B.C. The woodturner’s primary tool has evolved as the lathe has advanced from early creations like the “strap lathe” into what can be a hulking machine in the corner of wood…

Early morning fire displaces Lincolnton family

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A house fire off of Highway 150 in Lincolnton has left a family displaced and their home a loss. The Boger City Fire Department was the first to respond and was assisted by the Lincolnton Fire Department, North 321 and Pumpkin Center departments. Firefighters were dispatched…

Man charged with felony for hash oil

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Staff report A Georgia man is facing felony drug charges in Lincoln County after being found in possession of hash oil, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Wednesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office public information officer Larry Seagle said in an email…

Local conservation project rejuvenates county stream

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Initiative restores Hoyle Creek on Lincolnton’s Keever Farms PHIL PERRY Staff Writer About 2,000 feet of stream will be restored in Lincolnton as the quality of water and eroding banks along the vein are undergoing the final phase of a facelift, providing fresh vegetation and a crossing for cattle and…

Ride-A-Bike pedaling out of Lincolnton

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since 1981, Ride-A-Bike has provided Lincolnton and even regional biking enthusiasts with easy access to mountain, road, racing and youth and beginner bicycles, coupled with parts, service and, recently, custom wheel design work. In late April, the store’s patrons will have to travel to Gastonia to…

St. Luke’s Episcopal embraces new rector

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Since August, Pastor Rosa Erickson, 57, has led St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. Erickson comes to Lincoln County via Tennessee and has been well received by the congregation. Former rector Father G. Miles Smith came to St. Luke’s in 2008 and left the area in…

Williams ~ Allred Engagement

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Kim Williams of Lincolnton and Tim Williams of Clemmons announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabatha Amber Williams to Michael Lynn Allred, II, son of Mike and Jane Allred. Tabby is a graduate of North Lincoln High School and attends Gaston College with plans to further her education at a…

Scholarship offered

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Staff report The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association is now taking applications for the $750 Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. The scholarship is for current and enrolling college students pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. The…

Apple Festival t-shirt designs being accepted

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Staff report The Lincoln County Apple Festival has announced that it is accepting designs for the 2015 festival t-shirt. Entrants must be from Lincoln County and the shirt must have “Lincoln County Apple Festival 2015” somewhere in the design. A press release from the Lincoln County branch of the North…