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Stroupe unopposed, believes in mission of Conservation District

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Meet Pamela Stroupe — a grandmother of three, a lifelong Lincoln County resident who grew up on a farm and later-raised her family on one, and a woman who formerly taught high school algebra and geometry for a decade. More currently, she’s up for…

Anti-bullying message comes to NLMS

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem; you have to find the right way to express yourself and realize that talking to your parents is OK,” 13-year-old Robin Martin told the Times-News on Monday. Martin’s words are in lieu of the increasing severity of…

Cherryville police chief submits resignation as FBI probe continues

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess, who was placed on suspension earlier this month in connection with a federal probe of his agency, handed a resignation letter to Interim City Manager Jeff Cash on Monday, but the action won’t go into effect until Thursday, Cash…

Crime brief

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Charges against Keck dismissed All criminal charges against Amanda Johnson Keck, 62, of 2413 St. James Church Road in Denver, were dismissed earlier this month, according to the Lincoln County Clerk of Court’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office charged Keck Aug. 28 with one count each of harassing phone/obscene call, cyberstalking…

Obits 10-31-12

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  Stacy Darriell Keever Stacy Darriell Keever, 72, of Lincolnton, received his crown in Glory on October 30, 2012, after a long struggle with illness. He was surrounded by dear family and friends, who rejoice that he has been made whole and welcomed into the arms of his loving Savior,…

Criminal charges — 10-31-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Charles Eugene Carpenter Jr., 38, of 2579 Colewood Ln. in Iron Station was charged Oct. 23 with one count of non-support family. A $750 cash bond was set. Erin Morgan Lee Clark, 20, of 408 N. Popular St. in Gastonia was…

State OKs funds for new park in Denver

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Construction on the first phase of the East Lincoln Rescue Park should begin soon now that funding has come through in the form of a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund matching grant. The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department announced Friday that…

Around Town — 10-31-12

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WEDNESDAY Water outage Lincoln County Public Works will repair a faulty water valve starting 9 a.m. in the vicinity of the 4100 block of N.C. 16. The water will affect Mundy Rd. to Denver Industrial Park Dr. for approximately five hours. For questions, call (704) 736-8497 or (704) 483-7082. Festival…

Volunteers travel into disaster zone

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver resident and local American Red Cross volunteer Ray Roedel packed his bags and headed for the Northeast on Tuesday in an effort to provide disaster relief for individuals who’ve suffered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Because the deadly storm has forced…

Police Chief resigns amid FBI probe

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess, who was placed on suspension earlier this month in connection with a federal probe of his agency, handed a resignation letter to Interim City Manager Jeff Cash on Monday, but the action won’t go into effect until Thursday, Cash said. City…