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More than $22,000 stolen in two Denver robberies

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Two robberies on the same street in Denver Sunday resulted in thousands of dollars in stolen items, authorities said. Two residences on the 8000 block of Secluded Lane in Denver each reported more than $11,000 in missing items according to reports from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Reports show that…

Screening being offered for HIV

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Free HIV tests, which require only a pinprick of blood and 10 minutes of waiting, are being offered today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sunrise Community Center in Lincolnton. “If you are positive, the earlier you find out in the disease progression, the better chance you have of…

Polar plunge

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Descriptions of suspects in recent break-ins vary

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Police are investigating three break-ins that occurred in Lincolnton Monday, which they believe may be related to a string of thefts from earlier this month. Two residential break-ins were reported around 11:50 a.m. Monday on the 400 block of Victor Street, while a vehicle break-in reportedly occurred on Doris Court…

Cozort, Spears Engagement

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Sandra Marie Cozort and Dustin Phillip Spears announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sandra is the daughter of Donnie and Cynthia Cozort of Lenoir. She is attending Southwestern Community College. Dustin is the son of Doug and Janet Spears of Maiden. He is attending Western Carolina University and is currently…

Notable News

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Daughters of the American Revolution Jacob Forney Chapter have announced the following American History Contests Winners: Union Elementary student Carson A. Warlick, daughter of Mike and Donna Warlick, Lincolnton Middle School student Patrick Hance, son of Mike and Patti Hance, Lincolnton Middle School student Andrew W. Cromer, son of John…

Mathcounts winners

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East Lincoln Middle school`s Mathcounts Team finished first place in the Regional Mathcounts Competition Feb. 8 in Hickory. There were 217 individual students participating. East Lincoln Middle had five members finish in the top 20. Brett Shanklin ranked 18th, Jaxson Floberg ranked 11th, Addie Ballard ranked 8th, Bryce Rolles ranked…

Fritts brings alphabetical photos to LEDA display

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Framed photos of the words “Explore, Discover, Learn” and “Live, Work Play” hang on the walls of Lincoln Economic Development Association. Look a little closer, and you’ll see the letters are created from dandelion puffs, benches, ladders, barbed wire and more. “That’s the whole purpose of it — look at…

LTN wins two press awards

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The North Carolina Press Association recently honored outstanding work in journalism, handing out awards to newspapers across the state. The Lincoln Times-News received accolades in two categories at a ceremony last week in Chapel Hill, competing in the circulation division with the largest non-daily newspapers in the state. Lincoln County’s…

Around Town 2/21/2011

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COUNTY COMMISSION The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 tonight on the third floor of the Citizens Center. This meeting is open to the public. DRINKING WATER A free workshop on protecting drinking water rights will be 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Senior Center at…