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County’s first paintball facility on its way

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s first professional paintball facility is expecting to open its doors this fall. Owner John “Kirk” Bailey received the green light from the county’s Board of Commissioners at the June 16 meeting, where they unanimously voted to approve his conditional use permit for Lake Norman…

Program aims to curb hunger in local kids this summer

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Schools system is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service website, the Summer Food Service Program was created in 1968. As a three-year pilot, the program provided grants to…

City cops charge Iredell man for growing pot

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Staff report Police said they arrested an Iredell County man on June 17 and accused him of possessing nearly 200 grams of marijuana inside a Lincolnton residence, and growing more than a dozen marijuana plants at a home in Mooresville. Walter Belfield II, of 179 Asbury Circle in Mooresville, was…

Lincolnton Animal Hospital triples space with new facility

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton Animal Hospital celebrated its grand opening at its new location Saturday. The hospital made the transition to its North Generals Boulevard location on May 24. According to Lincolnton Animal Hospital owner and veterinarian Dr. Karen Miller, the high client demand and lack of space…

Obituaries — 6-23-14

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Fairy Kanipe Burton Fairy Kanipe Burton, 90, of 6010 Windy Knoll Lane, Charlotte, formerly of Vale, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her home. She was born in Catawba County on August 11, 1923 to the late John Robert Kanipe and Maggie Ethel Gibson Kanipe. She was retired from…

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Six local sports legends honored for their achievements By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Johnny Colvard summarized the entire 2014 Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame class in 12 short words. “I have had a great, great career as far as sports goes,” he said. Colvard, along with Sheila Barker, Mike…

Norton, Cardinals end skid, top Carolina Heat

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Lincoln County Cardinals needed Justin Norton to come through, and he did. Norton tossed seven solid innings and retired 14 of the last 15 he faced to lead the Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Carolina Heat on Sunday evening. The win snapped a small two-game…

Calendar — 6/23/14

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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 at Burke Co., 7 p.m. Lincoln Co. at Alexander Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Lincolnton Post 30 at Shelby, 7 p.m. S. Caldwell B at N. Lincoln…

Around Town — 6-23-14

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TODAY College board meeting Gaston College will hold its Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. at the Dallas campus (Myers Center Board Room, 2nd floor). GED course Registration is available to individuals interested in taking a Basic Skills Student Success class in preparation for the GED. The class must be…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS, 529…