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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…

S. Ray Lowder to celebrate 50th anniversary

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students, staff and the community will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School on Friday. The first principal to serve at S. Ray Lowder was John Gilleland Sr., who opened the school in 1967. His son, former Lincolnton mayor John Gilleland…

Furnishing a Future: Volunteers help people in need

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Furnish a Future, a nonprofit organization operated by Laurie Palmieri in Lincoln County, began with helping a woman and her children who relocated to Lincoln County after leaving an abusive situation in another state. They were living with virtually no furnishings except for a trash-picked…

Man charged with stabbing roommate

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Staff report An Iron Station man has been charged with stabbing his roommate on Saturday. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Thomas Troy Prevatt, 24, of 845 Great Dane Avenue, cut James Dayton Dwy, 49, during an altercation at the home. Deputies said Dwy received a large laceration on his…

Deputies asking for public’s help to solve break-in

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a vehicle used in the break-in of another vehicle at a Lincoln County business. On March 13, deputies were dispatched to a business at 917 East Powell Drive in reference to a break-in of an…

North Lincoln High set to stage ‘Grease’

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The North Lincoln High School drama department will step into the spotlight this weekend to stage the school’s annual spring musical. The cast and crew, directed by North Lincoln drama teacher Aubrey Bridges, will travel back to the time of leather jackets, classic cars and jukeboxes…