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Police target suspected drug dealers as roundup continues

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Since Wednesday morning, police have apprehended more than 30 people accused of drug-related charges in connection with roundup “Operation Early Christmas,” the first initiative of its kind in 2012 and the department’s fifth one since December 2009, when they carried out “Operation Blue Christmas.” Lt. Brian…

Missing girl found

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a week after a local teen’s family reported her missing from her Denver residence, Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives found her this morning in Gaston County, a press release said. Deputies called Amanda Marie Atkins’ cell phone Friday morning and met up with her at the tennis…

Cause of blaze at unoccupied home remains uncertain

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A large-scale blaze incinerated portions of a brick home Thursday morning in Lincolnton, fire officials said. Firefighters and police were still on scene at noon, hours after the fire broke out. Yellow police tape surrounded the property, and pieces of the scorched residence were still smoldering.…

County set to swear in election winners

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Monday night’s Lincoln County Board of Commission meeting will begin in a more ceremonious manner than usual, as newly elected and re-elected members are inducted. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will commence with Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley formally swearing in re-elected Commissioners Alex Patton and…

Students serve up murder mystery drama, plus dessert

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer While other area groups rehearse for holiday-themed shows to end the year, the Lincolnton High drama club has a different type of production in mind for this weekend ­— a murder mystery with a touch of comedy. “An Inconvenient Corpse,” by Pat Cook, centers around a…

EL Mustangs face Tarboro, play for state title Saturday

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor 2A State Championship: East Lincoln Mustangs (15-0) vs. Tarboro Vikings (14-0) at Wake Forest University Two things stand between the East Lincoln Mustangs and the first 2A state championship in school history and a perfect season on Saturday at Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field. The first…

Sharing gifts helps spread Christmas joy

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Lincoln Lovely Ladies reaffirmed their reason for being during last week’s meeting. It was a good crowd who met with a very entertaining hostess and after much food, talk and trying to remember each other’s names, we got down to business. Business was a sheet of…

N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions weekly job listings — 11-30-12

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CDL Driver  (Job #010159661) Three years of CDL A experience required. Must be strong, agile and flexible and able to reposition scrap metal on trucks. Pre- and post-trip inspections. Pull roll-off containers at customers’ facilities and leave empty one. Haul metal to mill. Drive out of state occasionally but not…

Lincoln Times-News Pigskin Picks

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for local high school football games each week. Week 16 games: 2A: East Lincoln vs. Tarboro 4AA: Jack Britt vs. Butler 4A: New Bern vs. Porter Ridge 3AA: N. Guilford vs. Charlotte Catholic 3A: Havelock vs.…

Club News — 11-30-12

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Priscilla Book Club conducts Nov. meeting The Priscilla Book Club met Nov. 14 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Hostess Becky Burke served delicious refreshments, and members enjoyed informal sharing in the Community Room. President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with historical information about the first Thanksgiving celebrated on Roanoke Island…

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