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WLMS wins league softball title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Middle owns the Tri-County Conference softball title once again. The Chiefs defeated visiting Boiling Springs Crest 7-4 on Thursday to win the league championship for the third time in the last four seasons. West Lincoln (11-1) bounced back this season after falling in the semifinals a…

Lincolnton Fire offers safety tips

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Staff report Halloween is a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. In order to help Lincoln County residents stay safe while they are out trick-or-treating, the Lincolnton Fire Department provided a few safety tips for those enjoying the festivities, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. When choosing a…

Our View: Getting back

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Manufacturing jobs are our future. In a consumer-driven economy, the only way the United States will continue to grow and thrive is if we make things here at home. Purchasing goods that are manufactured overseas, even from companies that have corporate headquarters in the U.S., does next to nothing to…

It’s Halloween and many turkeys around

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist What will we talk about after Election Day? Will we still be discussing the enormous amount of money that was spent to elect a U.S. Senator? Or will we be wondering what the one elected will accomplish? I missed the chance to add $5 to the…

Business Spotlight: The Salty Petal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Co-owners Tosha Smith and Janice Rollins have joined forces to revitalize and relocate The Salty Petal, the newest addition to Lincolnton’s Main Street storefronts. A full-service floral and gift shop, The Salty Petal offers a diverse inventory of fresh flowers and plants in both contemporary, traditional…

Criminal Charges — 10-31-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Kailtin Christina Mayes, 25, of 2003 Arney Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 23 with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. A $2,500 unsecured bond was set. Vincent Scott Liberatore, 23, of 907 Gaston Street in Lincolnton was charged Oct.…

Around Town — 10-31-14

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TODAY Fall Festival Antioch Baptist Church at 3413 Highway 150 in Lincolnton will have a fall festival from 6-8 p.m. with games, food and inflatables. Fall Family Fun Night Laboratory United Methodist Church at 2896 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton will host family fun night from 6-7:30 p.m. Free hot dog…

Lincolnton city manager elected to board of statewide municipal group

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Staff report The North Carolina League of Municipalities has elected Lincolnton City Manager Jeff Emory to serve on its board of directors. A membership association, the league represents more than 540 North Carolina cities. According to a press release, the league’s board of directors consists of North Carolina municipal officials…

Obituaries — 10-31-14

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Dale Eugene Mackie Dale Eugene Mackie, 68, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Born July 14, 1946 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Paul Eugene and Virginia Ruth Matheson Mackie. Dale was a veteran of the…

Woman to host masquerade ball to benefit National Kidney Foundation

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A local woman is throwing a masquerade ball to give back to the National Kidney Foundation, for helping to save her life twice. Rachel Coleman, 25 years old and a graduate of West Lincoln High School, received her first kidney transplant when she was just 5…