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Criminal Charges — 10-24-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dustin Allen Bowen, 26, of 1653 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 19 with one count of driving while license revoked or disqualification non-support. An unknown cash bond was set. Kevin Lee Randall, 23, of 1399 Roseland Dr. in Lincolnton…

Lunch VIPs designed to encourage healthier school eating habits

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer In hopes of drawing awareness to healthier lunch options that schools across the county provide, Lincolnton Middle hosted an event last week to encourage eating cafeteria food. School Lunch Week ran Monday through Friday, various speakers passed through the LMS cafeteria, giving some students the opportunity…

Cooperative Extension seeks to boost test scores for ag students

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Poultry Science Department staff at N.C. State University (NCSU) wanted to know why some high school students in rural communities pursuing degrees in agriculture or life sciences were having a difficult time getting into four-year universities. The answer turned out to be ACT and SAT…

Boy Scout Jamboree

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Around Town — 10-24-12

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THURSDAY Diabetes meeting CMC-Lincoln will host a free guided grocery store tour 9 a.m. at Harris Teeter in Denver. The tour will be led by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Call (980) 212-6006 for more information. Dementia meeting The Lincoln County Senior Center in Lincolnton will hold programs…

Obits 10-24-12

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Sidney William Mauney STANLEY — Sidney William Mauney, 72, died October 22, 2012 at the NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born in Richmond County; son of the late Roy W. and Ethel Snead Mauney, and was preceded in death by 2 brothers Ralph and Kenneth Mauney and 2…

Sheriff’s roundup targets 66 indicted drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its fourth and largest drug roundup in county history this morning following an indictment of more than 60 suspected drug dealers earlier this month. Arrests are expected to be continuing as the Times-News goes to press. While the…

Campaign may have broken state law with mailing

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  Special session of Board of Education set for Thursday FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor A local political campaign may have violated state law by mailing a letter to the home addresses of Lincoln County Schools employees. A special session of the Lincoln County Board of Education has been set for…

Cancer survivors walk together against disease

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I wear pink ribbons on my shirt so my granddaughter can wear pink ribbons in her hair,” Cindy Behler, breast cancer survivor and outpatient and registration employee with Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, told the Times-News Monday afternoon. In honor of breast cancer…

Cherryville names new interim police chief

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  Four of six charged in FBI sting remain locked up without bond JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The embattled Cherryville Police Department named a new acting chief on Monday, according to Interim City Manager Jeff Cash. Sgt. Det. Cam Jenks, who’s been with the department for more than a decade,…