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NAACP voters March to the Polls

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Group describes importance of voting, even in a midterm year Staff report Across the state Thursday, numerous registered voters participated in the “Moral March to the Polls,” led by local branches of the NAACP’s Forward Together Moral Movement. According to an NAACP press release, the rallies were designed to encourage…

Candidate Survey: NC House of Representatives

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of policy questions to the candidates for District 97 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The responses from Republican incumbent Jason Saine and Democrat challenger Rosemary Hubbard are below. — M.G. If elected, what is one thing that you will do…

Cherryville police chief won’t serve prison time

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Former Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess, 61, will face no jail time after being charged in 2013 for embezzlement. According to documents from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina’s office, Burgess was charged with one count of program embezzlement after he allegedly…

No decision on LHS AD position from Board of Education

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Staff report Lincolnton High School athletics supporters who came to Thursday’s special called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education expecting a second vote on the appointment of longtime teacher and coach Cole Sigmon to the position of the school’s athletic director left the meeting empty-handed when the board…

West Lincoln ROTC cadets hold annual review

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Cadets of the Rebel Navy JROTC at West Lincoln High School moved with precision and expertise as the group lined up for its annual pass-and-review inspection on Wednesday. Lt. Cmdr. Ross Maggard watched with dignitaries like Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland and Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Dr.…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Carla Alvarez Morse, 44, of 3570 E NC 27 Hwy in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 21 with one count each of simple assault and battery or affray and failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Gina Leatherman Gantt, 50,…

Class of ‘43

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Our View — Senate race simple enough

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Turn on a television set to any North Carolina station and it’s obvious that the Senate race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis is very, very important to some people. Analysts have said that advertising spending from both camps combined may work out to more than $100 million, making it…

BPW seeks names for annual award

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Do you know an outstanding woman that you would like to see recognized before a large audience? The Business and Professional Women’s group would like her name to be among those judged for Lincoln County Woman of the Year. The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced during the…

Around Town

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TODAY Fall Yard Sale Ethelene’s annual fall yard sale will take place from 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Road in Lincolnton and again on Oct. 25 from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes for 50 cents and a hot dog sale, proceeds will go to help fund missions. For…