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Fire training facility planned

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Lincoln County firefighters and emergency officials in partnership with Gaston College are moving forward with plans to possibly build what would be the first fire-training facility in county history. The Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Association Monday presented a sketch of the two-story structure to the County Commission. The 2,400-square-foot…

Geology graduate student studying Lincoln County

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A University of Tennessee graduate student is putting western Lincoln County on the map. Heather Byars, 23, originally from Morganfield, Ky., is taking part in a geologic mapping research project in western Lincoln County. Byars is studying geology and working on the mapping project for her master’s degree thesis. “I…

Questions raised on new N.C. 16

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There could be an impasse in the road ahead for Denver’s new highway. The chairman of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce transportation committee said Monday he has “major concerns” about the design for two key interchanges unveiled last month by state transportation officials on the yet-to-be built N.C. 16.…

99th Birthday

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IT’S A PARTY!

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No two-bit shave and a haircut

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Businesses also hurt in wreck

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A head-on wreck that sent a local man and his two children to the hospital with serious injuries last week is taking a toll on the livelihoods of two Denver families. At the site of the morning rush hour accident, N.C. 16 near Forest Field Road, a shop called Candle…

Fire coverage plan told to residents

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Nearly 30 Sherrills Ford and Denver residents gathered Tuesday to hear details of a plan for Denver Fire Department to stop covering Catawba County next month after 50 years of service because of a funding dispute with that county. Many residents in affected areas asked questions and expressed frustration about…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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When the new N.C. 16 is completed, do you think it will help or hurt east Lincoln County? Joe Colicchio, Denver: “I think it’s going to help the businesses along the business route and I think it will help the people who live north of here to bypass all that…

Hog Happenin’s lively history

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When Brad Guth, business and community development director for the City of Lincolnton, came to town a decade ago, he brought an idea with him: Hog Happenin’. “Basically, when I came to Lincolnton 10 years ago, we were just looking for another kind of event to do,” Guth said. Guth…