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LCS girls win SP1A swim title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s girls swim team won the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference championships at the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center on Saturday. The Eagles scored 139 points and won seven of 11 events, including all three relays. Lincoln Charter’s Christina Lappin was named the conference’s co-MVP along with…

Calendar — 1-13-14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Today No games…

Lincoln ranks ninth in state for meth labs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The North Carolina Department of Justice recently released statistics ranking Lincoln County among the top 10 counties in the state with the highest surge in meth lab busts from 2012 to 2013. With 19 labs that State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) agents processed and cleaned up…

America’s heroes come together at Post 30

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Fire at city home displaces two

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two people were displaced from their Lincolnton home early Thursday morning following a mysterious blaze, fire officials said. Firefighters believe the incident stemmed from a pick-up truck at the property just before 3:40 a.m. on Shady Lane, according to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin. Flames gutted…

Dog found shot on county road is on the mend

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dog found tied and shot along a county roadway late last month is set to join her new foster family today. Camilla, a 2-year-old terrier mix, has been recuperating at Maiden Small Animal Hospital the last couple of weeks following treatment and surgery for her…

Officer completes prestigious leadership course through state DOJ

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Lieutenant Matt Painter may have come from humble roots, working his family’s cattle farm as a child, but more than 20 years in the criminal justice field has molded him into a well-respected public servant and community leader. The seasoned supervisor recently completed a…

Council approves ordinance changes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council reunited Thursday night for their first meeting of the new year. Council members began with a public hearing on adding a new Chapter 97 Film Ordinance to the City’s Code of Ordinances. Planning Director Laura Simmons informed council members and the public of…

Wreck sends man to hospital

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man was rushed to an area hospital late Wednesday morning after his van crashed into a parked vehicle along N.C. 16 in Denver, troopers said. Officers have yet to identify the victim, who was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte with non-life-threatening injuries, officers…

Christian Ministry fund finishes strong

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While funds poured in slowly during the early weeks of 2013’s Christian Ministry Christmas Fund, the organization recently celebrated meeting its year-end goal, officials said. Executive Director Susan Brymer and volunteers with the Lincolnton nonprofit praised area residents, businesses, churches and other organizations for donating. The…