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TUESDAY Lions Club meeting The Lincolnton Lions Club will host a meeting at 7 p.m. at Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln’s Elm Classroom in the Medical Plaza I building at 433 McAlister Road in Lincolnton. Guest Speaker will be Fred Huscher, District 31-A Lions Club International Foundation chairperson. Members and guest planning…

Brett keeps battling

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It started with a simple headache. “Brett had a headache New Year’s Eve 2013,” his mother, Danielle Gideon, said in an email interview with the Times-News. “He laid around a lot during Christmas 2013…his energy level completely zapped.” Prior to the 2013 holiday season, Danielle said…

Lincoln Charter tops ranking of local schools

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Niche Public High School Rankings has released its 2015 report that ranks high schools across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The rankings are based on government and public data sets, proprietary data and opinion survey responses across a variety of topics. In Lincoln County, the following…

Wreck into home sends 2 to hospital

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Staff report An automobile struck a home at the intersection of Highway 16 North and Mundy Road in Denver early Sunday morning, resulting in two people being transported to the hospital by Lincoln County EMS, according to a press release from the Denver Fire Department. Two occupants in the residence…

New rating could mean lower premiums for homes in Howards Creek fire district

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Property owners in the Howard’s Creek volunteer fire district will have a reason to rejoice on March 1 when the department’s new insurance rating becomes effective. Chief Dusty Rudisill’s district received a rating of 5/9E from the North Carolina insurance commissioner and fire marshal. The new…

Mullen looks to build on relationships as new school board chairman

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was volunteer work with children that originally drove Lincoln County native Mark Mullen to run for a seat on the county’s Board of Education. “Volunteering with children over the years and listening to their concerns and needs motivated me to run for a seat on…

Obituaries — 1-5-15

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Major (Ret.) Jimmie Max Anderson Major (Ret.) Jimmie Max Anderson, age 79, of Lincolnton died on Friday, January 2, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 231 Hershel Lackey Road in Lincolnton, with Max Dobbs officiating.…

Criminal Charges 1-5-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Sabrina Darlene Whitworth, 32, of 2589 Woodland Hill Trl. No. 37 in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 31 with one count of probation violation. A $100,000 bond was set. Anthony Louis Johnson, Jr., 22, of 3156 Dansbury Ln. in Vale was charged…

Commissioners to approve county employee raises

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Staff report County commissioners are expected to approve a 1 percent raise for county employees at their meeting tonight. The county’s attorney and human resources Director Audrey Setzer will present the “Resolution for Prospective Bonus.” At their Dec. 1 meeting, the board unanimously approved a merit-based bonus for county employees.…

Former Denver newspaper publisher announces bid for governor as Libertarian

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Staff report An East Lincoln resident has announced plans to run as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina’s 2016 gubernatorial race. Ken Fortenberry, former publisher of the weekly news@norman newspaper, informed media outlets of his decision to run in a press release Tuesday afternoon. His political platform includes calling for…