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Relay for Life gears up for 21st annual city event

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The American Cancer Society will celebrate Lincolnton’s 21st annual Relay for Life event on Court Square with a kick-off on May 1. According to the Relay for Life website, it is “the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.” The Lincolnton event…

‘Best friends’ retire together

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  Underwoods leave mark on county’s band, theater culture     PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   For North Lincoln High School teachers Neil and Joanna Underwood, the road to retirement was filled with many thrills and milestones. They celebrate over 60 collective years as educators, most of which were spent…

S.C. couple arrested for meth

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  Staff report Lincolnton police have charged a South Carolina man and woman with felony possession of methamphetamine after responding to a domestic disturbance at the city’s Comfort Inn on Friday. Officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in the early morning hours Friday. Officers said that drug…

Saine’s tax proposal gets support from some cities

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Local government may soon have another avenue to raise much-needed revenue. House Bill 903, sponsored by state Rep. Jason Saine (R, District 97) would give cities and counties the option of implementing a 0.25-cent sales tax increase. This would serve, in some municipalities, as a…

Local NAACP looks to the future with new officers

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Debra Williams is fully aware of the challenges her organization faces. Like many groups in Lincoln County, the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch faces the stark reality of dwindling membership numbers. At monthly meetings, oftentimes it’s just the executive board…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

Eurey’s walk-off hit lifts Rebels over Warriors in extras

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   Brett Eurey’s walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday lifted West Lincoln’s baseball team to a 4-3 win in extras over visiting West Caldwell. Eurey’s single came after the Rebels let a 3-0 lead slip away. Charles Mack George walked to start the…

Business Spotlight: GotIce and Water, Inc.

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Tim Koehler saw a problem in the ice business. More importantly, he saw a way to solve it. The GotIce and Water, Inc. founder and CEO wanted to make things easier for customers and retailers alike. He said he believes his ice vending machines…

Mitchem: Teacher pay increases a good idea

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A private meeting held with county representatives on Wednesday gave some school board members healthy optimism that significant upcoming budget requests will be fulfilled. Board of Education chairman Mark Mullen, board member Cathy Davis, Lincoln County Schools superintendent Sherry Hoyle and Lincoln County Schools finance director…

Bears hand East Lincoln first league loss

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s offensive struggles finally caught up to it, and it cost the Mustangs a golden opportunity at preserving a league title. East Lincoln went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, and Bunker Hill took advantage of a costly error to win 1-0 on…