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McHenry discusses repeal of Obamacare

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the chief deputy whip in the House of Representatives, has expressed unwavering support for the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare in interviews on CNBC and CNN. McHenry, a Denver resident, boasts about having voted countless times over the years to repeal…

Senior Games open with ‘Silver Arts’ competition

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County’s inaugural Senior Games kicked off on Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center with the heritage, literary and visual arts division of the Silver Arts component of the games. Categories of this competition included woodcarving, needlework, quilting, pottery, painting, photography and literary. Libby Mize…

Three charged with selling methamphetamine

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Staff report Three people have been charged with selling methamphetamine. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Brent Justin Day, 38, of Cansler Road in Vale, Trinity Dillion Hafner, 31, of Owls Den Road in Lincolnton and Chasta Alaine Buff, 34, of Peeler Road in Vale, each sold meth to undercover…

Propst named Republican of the Year

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Republican Party hosted Sen. Thom Tillis and named outgoing party chairman Jon Propst “Republican of the Year” at the GOP’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Friday. “I am very humbled by this award,” Propst said. “This is representative of the many hardworking volunteers and…

Munday announces pick for chief deputy

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department Lt. Jason Munday, a candidate for the 2018 election of a new Lincoln County sheriff, will be taking another one of Lincolnton’s finest with him if he’s elected. Munday, a Republican, announced on Monday that Det. Brent Heavner will follow him to the…

County accepting bids for design of West Lincoln library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County has officially opened the bidding process for firms to provide professional architectural and engineering services necessary for the design and construction of a new West Lincoln library. “I feel sure that this board is committed to the next construction being a West Lincoln library,”…

Gallery 27 hosting Art on Main exhibit

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Gallery 27 in Lincolnton is currently showcasing art produced at Art on Main in downtown Lincolnton. This art, which is created by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be on exhibition at Gallery 27 through March 29. “We use the creative process to harness…

School board votes against using leftover bond money

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to not spend $13.5 million left over from a 2008 bond referendum. The motion was made by board member, D. Todd Wulfhorst, who told Times-News after the meeting that a lot has changed since the…

Man gets 8 years for gas station robbery

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a gas station in the city in December. Jessie Allen Adams, 31, of 851 Carolina Mill Circle, was sentenced in February are he pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon. Adams admitted to robbing the…

Gastonia pair charged with theft from Wal-Mart

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Staff report Two people are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting from Wal-Mart in Lincolnton early Wednesday morning. Lincolnton Police Department officers said Logan David Turner, 29, and Emilee Louise MacCarroll, 26, both of 1247 Blackwood Street in Gastonia, were confronted by officers as they attempted to leave the store and…