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Curtis, Saine endorsed by NC Chamber

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Staff Report The North Carolina Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) announced it has endorsed state Rep. Jason Saine and state Sen. David Curtis, and several other judicial and legislative candidates seeking election this fall, in a press release on Monday. Saine represents Lincoln County, referred to as District 97. Curtis’s…

Lide leaving county manager’s office

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After five years of dedicated service to Lincoln County, Assistant County Manager Martha Lide is leaving her position. “Our move is totally related to my husband’s job,” she explained. “My husband’s employer has said ‘you need to come work at the headquarters,’ and so we have…

VOLLEYBALL — Second will do

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Eagles come up short vs. CSD RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Lincoln Charter gave it all it had, but Community School of Davidson was just too much. Behind Christina Brumm’s 14 kills, the Spartans shutout the Eagles 3-0 to win its second consecutive Southern Piedmont 1A Conference volleyball title…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Knights look for consecutive league wins

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s been almost six years since North Lincoln last won back-to-back conference games, which is a streak the Knights hope ends tonight. The Knights host North Iredell, looking to string together a pair of conference wins for the first time since last doing it near the…

PREP FOOTBALL — This week’s picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Due to last week’s it’s-gonna-rain-a-lot-but-then-it-didn’t schedule changes, I wasn’t able to throw together a for-your-enjoyment picks column. Had weather forecasters not fooled us, I would have went 3-0. What I didn’t see coming was a school-record 68-point outburst by West Lincoln, and a 22-point margin of…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Lincolnton tops Bandys, sets up showdown with Newton-Conover

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s boys soccer team gets its showdown with Newton-Conover. The Wolves got two goals from Jeffrey Perez, and they held off Bandys 5-3 on Wednesday to set up a key home match on Monday against league-leading Newton-Conover. Matthew Perez, Graham Willis and Anthony Abonza scored a goal each…

Sports Calendar

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Upcoming games This list of events 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 Varsity football E. Lincoln at Bunker…

Business Spotlight: Freeman’s Tax Service

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Filing taxes is often viewed as a mandated and burdensome task to the general public. But for Lincolnton native Allen Freeman, taxes are a vital component of his livelihood. The owner of Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc., Freeman has spent nearly 50 years honing his accounting skills.…

Deputies: Man forged prescriptions

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Staff report A man accused of passing fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers was charged with a class C felony Tuesday, following a two-month investigation by the Lincolnton Police Department. Tony Franklin Cline, Jr., 38, of 1788 Furnace Road Ext. in Lincolnton, was charged with 17 counts each of trafficking an opiate…

Lawndale man convicted of shooting at vehicle

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Staff report A Cleveland County man was sentenced in Lincoln County Superior Court on Wednesday to 27-42 months in the North Carolina Prison System for shooting at an occupied vehicle. Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of 245 Boyles Road in Lawndale, was sentenced for a Sept. 28, 2013 shooting on Hulls…