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LEDA marks Industry Appreciation Month

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Staff report The Lincoln Economic Development Association kicked off Industry Appreciation Month with a proclamation signed by Board of Commissioners Chairman Alex Patton and Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland. For the past 11 years, the city and county have celebrated October as a month to show appreciation for the strong industry…

Obituaries — 10-6-14

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Linda Marie LaRock Baum Mrs. Linda Marie LaRock Baum, age 77, of 207 Apt. K, Arbor Run Drive, Lincolnton, died Saturday, October 4, 2014. There are no services planned for Mrs. Baum at this time. Mrs. Baum was born on April 15, 1937 and was the daughter of the late…

Politicians get an earful at Lincolnton Senior Center

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Legislators asked about Senior Center location, Medicare ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer City, county and state leaders addressed an array of questions from local senior citizens at a Lincoln County Senior Services’ “Meet and Greet” event on Friday. According to Becky Putnam, Programs and Services Coordinator for Lincoln County Senior Services,…

Burke woman charged for crash that killed Denver resident

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Burke County woman has been charged in the Sept. 27 death of a Denver resident in a crash on Interstate 40 in McDowell County. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol Communications Department, Jean McDougle Dowdy, 75, of Crossing View Lane in Denver, was killed…

Medical room at Child Advocacy Center named after pair of local doctors

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Friends, family and loved ones packed into the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday afternoon to honor two of Lincoln County’s most beloved citizens in a most fitting fashion. The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center’s Memorial Medical Room was dedicated in honor of Drs. John…

City Council approves new trash bins, police body camera policy

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer City Council members unanimously approved a request to incorporate language regarding the use of body cameras to the Lincolnton Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedures at their meeting Thursday night. “The (Standard Operating Procedures) is a living, breathing document, and as times change and laws change, the…

Mustangs too much for Wolves

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s offense was simply too quick for Lincolnton. Chazz Surratt threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more, and the fast-paced Mustangs pulled away in the second half for a 49-27 win over the Wolves on Saturday. East Lincoln outscored Lincolnton 28-7…

Rebels run wild against Bears

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — West Lincoln wanted to make a statement after its subpar performance two weeks ago at Lincolnton, and it did. Charles Mack George rushed for 209 yards and a county- and school-record tying six touchdowns, and the Rebels set a new school record for points…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Knights show well at Wendy’s Invitational

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Both North Lincoln’s boys and girls cross country teams had a top-three finish in the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational southeast regional races at McAlpine Park in Charlotte on Saturday. The girls finished third among 29 teams and 197 total runners, and the boys had a second-place finish out of…

Sports Calendar — 10/6/14

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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 Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Lincolnton,…