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Deputy clerk of court fired

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A high-ranking county court official was fired today in Lincoln County, but the person’s name is not being disclosed. Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley confirmed with the Times-News on Friday afternoon that he had let one of the county’s deputy clerks of court go that morning. But Hatley claimed he was unable…

East Lincoln forfeits win over Bessemer City

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The East Lincoln Mustangs have forfeited their 56-13 conference win over the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets on September 16, a result of using an ineligible player in the game. East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus took all responsibility for the loss when reached for comment hours before the Mustangs’ heavily…

McNabb, Price

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McNabb, Price Maddison and Aaron Maddison Paige McNabb of Randleman and Aaron Avery Price of Lincolnton, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Maddison is the daughter of Keith and Cynthia Strider of Randleman and Mr. Jeff McNabb of St. Augustine, Fla. She is a 2006 graduate of Randleman High School…

Self, Smith Engagement

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Self, Smith Jason and Megan Teresa and Max Marlow of Lincolnton and Dwayne Self of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Levonne Self to Jason Andrew Smith of Crouse. Megan graduated from West Lincoln High School in 2005. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in…

Middle School student found unconscious

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 A 12-year-old student at West Lincoln Middle School was taken to the hospital after she was discovered to be unresponsive late Friday morning. Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services responded to the school just before 11 a.m. in reference to an unresponsive or fainting person, according to EMS Public Information Officer…

Celtic band gets ready for gig on PBS

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A locally based Celtic band has been invited to play in front of a 500-member audience in a PBS studio next year. Ceol Leinn, (pronounced Key-ol Lane-ya), was initially asked to perform for the television station WSRE-TV on Saturday in Pensacola, Fla. However, the band had to cancel after one…

Columnist Kevin Starr looks at Denver Farmers Market

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The Denver Farmers Market is moving a short distance on Saturday during the Denver Days Festival. That morning, the market will operate in the school bus parking lot on the south side of Rock Springs School. The buses will not be in the lot that day, so there will be…

At the pumpkin patch

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8-month-old Haven Buckner of Lincolnton plays with a pumpkin Thursday at the Boger City United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch on East Main Street in Lincolnton.   Oscar Richard, 4, and Kathryn Pitts, 8, of Lincolnton look through a display of miniature pumpkins.…

Deputies crack down on cocaine dealing

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators are on the hunt for drug dealers who have recently been selling illegal substances, including cocaine, at a convenience store parking lot in southern Lincoln County. Two arrests were made Monday, and deputies expect to charge more individuals in the future, Sheriff’s Office authorities…

Water main break closes school for day

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A Lincoln County charter school campus in Denver was shut down Wednesday following a water main break. It’s the second time in a year that a water main has broken near Lincoln Charter’s K-5 Denver campus, school officials said. However, they praised county public works crews for doing a good…

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