Merced County Times Newspaper
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Barnes & Noble in Merced to close soon

Barnes & Noble, the biggest bookstore in Merced, will be closing on May 12 — and it’s not because of some national corporate move to make the company more profitable. “Sadly, the landlord has chosen not to renew our lease and redevelop instead,” said Janine Flanigan, a senior director of Store Planning & Design for Barnes…

Once upon a time in Merced County … 170 Years Ago

By SARAH LIM Special to the Times One hundred and seventy years ago (1854), a bill to create the County of Merced was introduced in the State Assembly by Dr. Benjamin D. Horr of Tuolumne County. The matter generated considerable interest that divided the Mariposa County residents from the mining camps in the foothills…