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Firm purchases Actavis plant, saves 300 jobs

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer G&W Laboratories, Inc. has taken over the former Actavis facility, located off of Highway 150, saving 300 jobs that were expected to be lost with the plant’s closure. After learning that Actavis planned to phase out production and ultimately close the Lincoln County plant, the New…

A taste of the Civil War

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Historical interpreter shows Boy Scouts items from state’s Civil War history JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 got a glimpse of the everyday life of a Confederate soldier on Monday. Andy Reed, a historical interpreter for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, visited Rhyne Heights…

Boy stable after accidental hanging

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 10-year-old Lincolnton boy received critical injuries this week after accidentally hanging himself, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at a home on the 2800 block of Long Shoals Road, according to an agency press release. The boy’s…

Investigators still looking for missing Vale woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies remain on the hunt for a missing Vale woman who was last seen leaving her residence in May, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, has been missing since May 26, when family told deputies they spotted her leaving her residence on…

Commissioners move ahead with next year’s budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After additional discussion at a meeting Monday night meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 County Budget, with commissioners Carroll Mitchem and James Klein in opposition. The final decision was made during an impromptu budget workshop held after…

Pitchers rule

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Arms dominant in county twinbill By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Gabe Ellis picked up where Mitchell Keener left off. The North Lincoln Black right-hander tossed a two-hit gem to come away with a 2-0 win over Lincolnton Post 30 on Monday. It was the second time in…

NL Black splits DH with South Caldwell B

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln Black’s pitching continued to roll in its split of a doubleheader with South Caldwell B on Tuesday. Mitchell Keener gave up one hit and struck out six in three scoreless innings for the win, and Chris Jorgensen allowed a run on two hits and fanned one…

Reader’s Forum — 6-18-14

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Don’t move county offices out of downtown I would like to bring to the attention of our people the mistake of putting $17 million into the old hospital building and moving the county offices out of downtown. Look what has occurred in the towns that have done this, and then…

Calendar — 6/18/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville vs. Wilmington at Shelby, 4:30 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball S. Caldwell at Lincolnton Post 30, 5 p.m. (DH) Summer league baseball St. Stephens at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m.…

Deputies investigating after home shot by pellet gun

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for an individual they said fired shots with a pellet gun into a western Lincoln County residence this month. The incident took place just before 9 p.m. Friday on the 2000 block of West N.C. 150, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. A…