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Rebels come up short of goals

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor With West Lincoln missing the playoffs, Tom Sain doesn’t know what to do. For the first time in his tenure, the Rebels will not play a 12th game as they failed to make the state playoffs for the first time since 2009. West Lincoln had made…

LOCAL NOTES — Advance tickets for LHS playoff game on sale now

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton High is pre-selling tickets for its first round NCHSAA state 2AA playoff game against Newton-Conover on Friday. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased in advance at The Drug Store in Lincolnton. East Lincoln hosts Smoky Mountain in a first round game on Friday. Tickets for all…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/12/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 13 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 14 Basketball Lincoln Charter at Carolina Christian Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA first round: Smoky Mtn. at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. NCHSAA 2AA first round: Newton-Con. at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16…

City mayor won’t seek re-election

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Staff report Lincolnton mayor John Gilleland has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2015. Gilleland, a Republican, informed the Times-News of his decision during a phone interview Monday afternoon. He said that although he will not run for another term, he has enjoyed his leadership role. “While…

Lincoln County honors veterans

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American Legion Post 30 members share memories, fellowship at breakfast ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Veterans from every branch of service, from World War II to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, gathered together at the American Legion Post 30 building on North Aspen Street to fellowship and celebrate Veteran’s Day…

Businesses balk at insurance cost spike

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County business owners are taking a stand against spiking health insurance costs that they say are the result of the Affordable Care Act. “Last year, I was hit with a 30 percent insurance increase for my company,” said Ronnie Caldwell, co-owner of Innovative Pest…

Obituaries — 11-12-14

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Bobby Lewis Morrison Sr. Mr. Bobby Lewis Morrison Sr., 71, of Cleveland passed away on November 10, 2014 in Hunterville. Mr. Morrison was born in Huntersville to the late Luther McKinnley Morrison and Agnus Brewer Morrison on Friday, March 26, 1943. He was married to Elma Jean (Barr) Morrison for…

Around Town — 11-12-14

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TODAY Iron Station Senior Meeting The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet and have a covered dish luncheon at Ironton Presbyterian Church in Iron Station at 12 p.m. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 3242. THURSDAY Gospel Singing The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston will host gospel…

Criminal Charges — 11-12-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Michelle Lynn Morales, 46, of 2381 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 6 with one misdemeanor count of shoplifting/concealment. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Marsha K Bradley, 29, of 903 B Edgemont Avenue in Belmont was charged Nov. 6…

Man could face federal charges after meth bust

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Staff report A Rutherford County man could face federal prosecution for allegedly selling methamphetamine in Lincoln County, following a month-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization. An undercover officer with the narcotics division of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office infiltrated an organization where John Davis Humphries, 44, of 970 Bethany…