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Our View: Teachers are to thank for high productivity

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The progressive think tank Center for American Progress recently ranked Lincoln County Schools as one of the most productive districts in the state for the 2010-2011 school year — meaning that every dollar spent on education in the county had a high return on investment (ROI) in terms of academic…

DWI checkpoint nets 1 drunk driver, other charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer People going to and from Lincolnton via Highway 321 at Main Street noticed a large police presence on Aug. 28 as the Lincolnton Police Department set up checkpoints in order to curb drinking and driving. From 9 p.m.-1 a.m., the police department was stopping vehicles and…

Criminal Charges — 9-3-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Bobby Joe Childs, 60, of 452 E Rhodes Street in Lincolnton was charged August 28 with one misdemeanor count indecent exposure. A $1000 secured bond was set. Oscar Melendez Duran, 42, of 410 West Sycamore Street in Lincolnton was charged August 28…

GOP announces ‘Take Back America’ effort

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Republican Party kicked off the “Take Back America” campaign on Monday. According to a press release from the party’s chairman, Jon Propst, the campaign is designed to “energize the Republican base” and encourage supporters to vote at the polls on Nov. 4. “November 4th is a…

Taxi service, North Generals Boulevard improvements on agenda for City Council

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A new taxi service may be in Lincolnton’s future. Lincolnton City Council members will hold a public hearing at their meeting Thursday night regarding a request for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to operate a taxi cab service. According to City Clerk Donna Flowers, the…

Around Town — 9-3-14

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WEDNESDAY King’s Kids New Grace Baptist Church in Iron Station will host Kings Kids on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. Ages 6 through teens. Bible lessons, games, monthly awards. Curriculum and t-shirts provided. Divorce Care River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a 13-week support group…

Obituaries — 9-3-14

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Robert Rector McGee Robert Rector McGee, 64, of Winston-Salem died on August 30, 2014, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Robert was born on July 18, 1950, in Roanoke, Va., to the late Robert Lee McGee and Martha Rector McGee. He grew up in Roanoke and was a graduate…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Changin’ it up

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LHS finds success in new ‘O’ RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When Lincolnton’s football team found it tough to move the football in a big-time game, coach Scott Cloninger made a few changes and they worked. The same happened last week when the Wolves traveled to Belmont South Point, and again,…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Wilson cut by Chicago Bears

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Chicago Bears cut Lincolnton native C.J. Wilson on Saturday. Wilson, who was signed by the Bears as a free agent in the spring of 2013, was cut despite leading the team in interceptions during the preseason with two. Wilson made the regular season 53-man roster last season.…

Sports Calendar — 9/3/14

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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: Today Boys soccer E. Lincoln at S.…