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Calendar — 8/18/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Monday, Aug. 18 Boys soccer Shelby at…

State to close Country Club Road for repairs

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Staff report North Carolina’s Department of Transportation has closed County Club Road in Lincolnton for repairs. According to NCDOT communications officer Jordan-Ashley B. Walker, the road was closed last week to replace a rusted pipe under the road. “The closure is limited to right around the area where the pipe…

SC deputy cleared in shooting of Lincolnton man

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Staff report Prosecutors announced Thursday that the South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old Lincolnton man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during a traffic stop will not be charged.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division received a letter from Solicitor Kevin Brackett stating…

Tucker’s Grove brings back good memories

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Young, old share faith at camp meeting ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Report The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting kicked off on Friday evening with the Blessing of the Grounds. One by one, the tents that dot the grounds began to light up with residents. According to Louis McClain, chairman of the camp…

Cycle shop owner to host benefit for mother battling ovarian cancer

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Keith Isenberg knows a thing or two about winning a race. The owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, Isenberg understands full well that to beat the odds and come out on top, it takes hard work and dedication. When his…

Lincoln Charter School students head back to school today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents and students alike lined up around Lincoln Charter School on Monday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially began. With all of the changes being made to the internal and external structure of the school, Lincolnton campus principal Rachael Greer is more than ready to…

Our View — It starts with the people

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The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9 in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has sparked protests and riots and a police response that has a disturbing paramilitary flavor. The death of Brown and the…

Vale couple supports son at Charlotte Pride Parade

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Thousands flocked to uptown Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Charlotte Pride Festival 2014, a two-day festival highlighting the “social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community.” “It’s a wonderful and diverse cross-section of people marching,” Charlotte Pride media…

Around Town

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TUESDAY Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting Vice District Governor II Max Bumgardner, District 31-A Brighter Visions Chairperson will be guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club’s meeting at 7 p.m. in CMC-Lincoln’s Elm Classroom in Medical Plaza I. Lions and guests planning to eat in CMC-Lincoln’s cafeteria should plan to arrive…

Newton residents convicted of falsifying state documents

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Staff report Five Newton residents in the same family have been convicted for producing and selling false identification documents, following an investigation that began in September of 2012. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau, District 7, based out of Newton, teamed with Homeland Security Investigation,…