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Saine, McHenry endorsed by NC State Troopers Association

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Staff report The North Carolina State Troopers Association has endorsed state Rep. Jason Saine (R) and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) in its 2014 Voters Guide. “Over the past few weeks, the Troopers Association has received hundreds of emails, texts and phone calls in reference to the upcoming election,” an…

Our View: Give Sigmon a second look

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The Lincoln County Board of Education’s decision to now, after all these years, start scrutinizing a school’s pick for an athletic director appointment deserves scrutiny of its own. To call the decision, by three members of the board, to vote against the appointment of Lincolnton coach Cole Sigmon to the…

Reader’s Forum — 10-29-14

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Support for Miller for DA As a participant in the court system of Lincoln County, I can vouch for Mike Miller, candidate for the District Attorney’s race. I have worked with Mike for a number of years and know his conservative moral and political stand on the issues facing the…

Criminal Charges — 10-29-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Arthur Junior King, 49, of 1120 High Valley Road in King was charged Oct. 24 with one count each of driving while license revoked, displaying expired registration plate and no liability insurance. A $500 secured bond was set. Eric Cooper Strandberg,…

Around Town — 10-29-14

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TODAY Fall Festival Middle Cross Baptist Church, at 3474 Crouse School Road in Crouse, will host a free fall festival from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call (704) 276 – 2497. FRIDAY Fall Festival Antioch Baptist Church, at 3413 Highway 150 in Lincolnton, will have a fall festival from…

Obituaries — 10-29-14

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Jane Dellinger Hines Mrs. Jane Dellinger Hines, age 68, of 2631 Keener Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, October 27, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Andy Royals officiating. Pallbearers will be Richie…

Feds: Father-son duo stole $11 million from clients

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Staff report A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 23 for an Iron Station man and his 72-year-old father, operators of a payroll company, for allegedly defrauding their clients of more than $11 million. James William Staz, 43, of Iron Station, and his father, William James Staz, 72,…

Candidate Survey: U.S. House of Representatives

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of questions to candidates for North Carolina’s 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives related to policy and political views. The responses from Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry and Democrat challenger Tate MacQueen are listed below. — M.G. Describe a piece of…

County schools receive $635,000 Timken grant

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Funds to be used to promote advanced manufacturing skills among students Staff report Through a collaboration with the Lincoln Economic Development Association and local industry leaders, Lincoln County Public Schools is making strides to ensure a future workforce for local manufacturing industries. The Timken Foundation presented Lincoln County Public Schools…

Group hopes to bring local farmers together with local consumers

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The North Carolina Cooperative Extension hosted a food council meeting at the James Warren Citizens Center that brought together members of the community to discuss access to local food on Tuesday. Jared Cates, a community mobilizer from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, gave a presentation on…