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East Lincoln High hosts Relay For Life event

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The turnout to East Lincoln’s Relay For Life held at East Lincoln High School on Friday was slim due to rain, but the energy was high. The entertainment on the main stage ran from the East Lincoln Jazz Band to gymnastics by Lake Norman Gymnastics…

Amy’s Closet continues to support county’s domestic violence shelter

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer When Shasta Steele opened Amy’s Closet in Denver four years ago, the board members of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV) who operate Amy’s House, a Lincoln County shelter for those suffering from domestic violence, didn’t think it would work. The Denver store…

Search for new Lincoln County Schools superintendent moving forward

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools superintendent search process is now several steps closer to hiring a person to fill the position currently held by Dr. Sherry Hoyle, who announced her retirement at a school board meeting held on Feb. 14. The members of the Lincoln County…

Former LTN columnist’s influence still being felt

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer It was the tin mines and her husband’s job as an engineer that first brought Gladys Mason Childs to Lincolnton from South Africa. While in Lincolnton, Childs breathed life into local theater, including the inception, planning and organization of the original productions of “Thunder Over…

Lincoln County Schools honors top employees

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools announced its “Of The Year” winners on May 3. The Principal of the Year winner was announced in October 2016 due to the state deadline for submitting Principal of the Year for state competition. Kristi Smith of Catawba Springs Elementary, who was…

Lincolnton native preps for ESPN internship following graduation

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Universities across the state will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend, introducing a new class of students to a lifetime of opportunity. Brett Thompson, a Lincolnton native and graduate of Lincolnton High School, will be graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast…

Mural on LTN building will depict city’s iron history

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer One side of the Lincoln Times-News building is being made into a canvas by painter Joe McKinney. The image, which was decided upon by the Lincoln County Historical Association, is to depict an iron furnace, an industry that at one time Lincoln County was known…

Local child abuse investigators attend conference

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Multi-Disciplinary Team works together like a well-oiled machine. Each team member has their own individual job, but with the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center as the center of the nucleus they collaborate get the job done together, with the goal…

Denver Fire Department now carrying overdose-reversal drug

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Denver Fire Department has joined with other Lincoln County agencies such as the Lincolnton Police Department in carrying Narcan (naloxone HCl), a prescription drug used to reverse the effects of a heroin or other opioid-based drug overdose. “We’ve seen an increase in need in…

Budget presented to Lincolnton City Council

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer City Manager Steve Zickefoose presented his 2018 budget proposal to the Lincolnton City Council on Thursday evening. Zickefoose referred to it as the “most challenging” of the 35 public sector budgets he’s prepared over the years, citing the looming departure of the city’s largest water and…