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Ugandan youth choir makes local stop

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A youth choir of Ugandan orphans called Ugandan Thunder will be performing a special concert Sunday at Salem Baptist Church in Lincoln County as part of the group’s nearly year-long, nationwide tour. According to Lincolnton native and 2004 East Lincoln High School graduate Michelle…

Around Town — 5-3-13

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TODAY Hot dog sale South River Baptist Church, 2036 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s parking lot expansion project. Dine in and carry out options will be available. BBQ sandwich sale Crouse VFD, 2764 W. N.C.…

Sheriff’s Office: Gaston County man, teen involved in sexual activity

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Gaston County man is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a teen girl last year in Lincoln County, deputies said. Jeffrey Scott Callahan, 47, of the 200 block of Creekside Court in Bessemer City, is behind Gaston County bars under a $900,000 secured bond…

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School Board selects attorney, votes on budget request

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education came to a decision on two long-discussed issues during a special-called meeting Monday night. After interviewing four potential candidates to become the group’s new attorney, a majority of the board voted to stick with Campbell Shatley,…

City to vote on permit for downtown bar

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A proposed bar in downtown Lincolnton will be up for discussion during Thursday’s City Council meeting, with a public hearing scheduled before a vote on the matter. As the Times-News previously reported, Bryan McClure, who owns motorcycle repair shop Iron Station Thunder, is seeking…

Happy Tails Rescue helping to find homes for abandoned dogs

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    Rescue holds monthly adoptions in Lincolnton     JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident LaDonna Mabe has been rescuing dogs her entire life, but it wasn’t until a year ago this spring, she started her own official rescue group, Happy Tails Rescue, Inc., which she operates out of…

Zippers owner dies unexpectedly

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     The owner of a well-known Lincolnton eatery died Monday afternoon after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier that morning, friends said. Lester Ralph Rudisill, 56, of 115 Jonas Drive in Lincolnton, who owned Zippers Restaurant & Lounge in Lincolnton, passed away at Carolinas…

Court Street Grille celebrates 10 years

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A staple of downtown Lincolnton is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. Court Street Grille opened its doors a decade ago, and the popular restaurant has seen a lot of success, and change, since then. For starters, the number of employees has more than tripled,…

Obituaries 5-1-13

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  Henry Lee Roach Jr. GASTONIA — Henry Lee Roach Jr., 84, passed away April 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 21, 1929 in Lincoln County, son of the late Henry L. Roach Sr. and Addie Lynch Roach. Mr. Roach was the former owner of Gastonia Motor…