LINCOLNTON – A community newspaper that’s been owned and managed by the Leedy family since 1961 has passed on to a new owner. As of Dec. 1, the new owner of Lincoln Times-News is HRN Broadcasting, Inc. with Lanny Ford as the publisher.

Guy Leedy purchased Lincoln Times from the Mullen family in 1961. Lincoln Times merged with Lincoln County News in 1965 becoming Lincoln Times-News through the merger. The newspaper was first printed twice a week but expanded to three days a week in 1962. 

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