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We all change as the numbers add up

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist How old is old? I mean, is old the number of years you have lived, or how you feel and react to what’s going on around you? Is it when your aches are so troublesome that you wince when you reach for the newspaper or favorite…

Second meth lab bust in less than a week

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies escorted two Lincolnton residents off their property in handcuffs Thursday morning after finding a meth lab at their home, the Sheriff’s Office said. The bust is the second event of its kind in the county in the last week. Officers located a lab Friday on Coral Drive,…

Details emerge after children die in accident in Stanley

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer All emergency crews and first-responders involved in the more than 12-hour search for two children’s bodies buried more than 20-feet inside a massive trench Sunday evening in Lincoln County will undergo a stress debriefing, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News Tuesday. “It’s offered for…

Five arrested in meth lab bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Five people are accused of running a meth lab this month at a residence north of Lincolnton, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The State Bureau of Investigation assisted narcotics investigators in shutting down the “one-pot” meth lab just before 6 p.m. Friday at…

Civil trial resumes today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A civil trial that began late last month will resume in Lincoln County Superior Court today after a two-day hiatus. Both sides are expected to give closing arguments in the case. However, a defense attorney may present new evidence, trying to show again why…

United Way helps make prom dreams come true for Lincoln County teens

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Through the aid of United Way of Lincoln County’s Teen Board, several Lincoln County teen girls will be able to fulfill a much-anticipated high school dream this year and attend prom. The local nonprofit will hand out 40 new and gently-used prom dresses 4-6…

Reader’s Forum — 4/10/13

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Thanks to American Legion Post 30 Thank you to Dale Punch and the American Legion Post 30 for the wonderful program honoring WWII veterans. Thanks also to Captain Randy Cash Chaplain and Major General Thomas Sadler for their remarks. Also, thanks to Ms. Brooke Baldwin for a remarkable rendition of…

Our View — Voter I.D. a no-brainer

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MIKE GEBELEIN News Editor Republicans in North Carolina’s House of Representatives presented their newest voter identification bill on Thursday and were met, not surprisingly, with partisan praise on the right and derision on the left. The bill mandates that voters show a government issued identification card at the polls, starting…

Employment Staffing, Gaston College offer career readiness expo

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Employment Staffing of Lincolnton is teaming up with Gaston College to offer an expo designed to provide information to job seekers about the process for attaining a Career Readiness Certification (CRC). The information session, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center…

School Board learns of safety adjustments to LHS track project

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Crews working on repairs at the Lincolnton High School track have discovered that, due to safety guidelines, the field will have to be repositioned by as much as six feet. Superintendent for Business Steve Zickefoose updated the Lincoln County Board of Education on the…