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‘Gospel’ good afternoon entertainment

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Well, I got a second chance to see the Theatre Guild’s production of the “Cotton Patch Gospel” on Sunday afternoon. What singing, what acting, what voices and what memories the cast can share of this great performance. The band and many in the show would get…

Obituaries 3-15-13

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Peggy Ann Strohhacker Peggy Ann Strohhacker, age 72, of 1111 General Hoke Drive in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Her funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family…

Criminal Charges 3-15-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kevin Ross Olsen, 48, of 7910 Water Oaks Dr. in Denver was charged March 10 with one count each of no operator’s license and driving while impaired. A $500 bond was set. Curtis Holt, 28, of 15809 Henry Ln. in…

Boys & Girls Club director gains national recognition

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  Local man hopes to garner support for youth charity startup in Lincolnton JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Wounded Warrior Project and college basketball’s Atlantic Coast Conference are set to recognize Lincoln County Boys & Girls Club Unit Director Shaun Newton and three other former military men during Sunday’s live, pre-game…

Lincolnton woman dies in Cleveland County crash

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton woman and Cleveland County Certified Public Accountant died Thursday morning after her vehicle struck a utility pole and tree before overturning, troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Kimberly Watson, 34, wasn’t traveling at excessive speeds around 7:30 a.m. when…

Knee replacement can’t stop Iron Station barrel racers

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        SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Vernon and Myra Maxwell have been riding horses for most of their lives. However, it wasn’t until the age of 50 that they both decided to pick up barrel racing, something their children had long been doing competitively. The couple, who…

Fire chief helps cops fight crime

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin had just pulled into the parking lot of the Lincolnton Dollar Tree Wednesday afternoon when he heard a woman shouting that she had been mugged, he told the Times-News. “I heard a commotion,” he said. “I opened my door…

Lincolnton woman killed in crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton woman and Cleveland County Certified Public Accountant died Thursday morning after her vehicle struck a utility pole and tree before overturning, troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Kimberly Watson, 34, wasn’t traveling at excessive speeds around 7:30 a.m. when she ran…

LHS plans Von Ray Harris memorial, renovations and updates to stadium

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The influence of Von Ray Harris is still being felt at Lincolnton High School over two decades since the longtime head football coach’s retirement, and proposed new additions to Memorial Stadium will honor his contributions to the program. Harris, who coached at Lincolnton from 1958-1987 and…

NL’s Easter, Lincolnton coach Carr take individual honors for SPC basketball

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Carr named girls Coach of the Year for third year in a row MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor A girls Player of the Year award for North Lincoln junior point guard Antaijah Easter and a girls Coach of the Year award to Lincolnton’s Jimmy Carr highlight Lincoln County’s honors in the…