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Price is Right benefit fights local child abuse

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Without support from the community, grants and our ability to fundraise, we could not continue to exist,” Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Executive Director Sherry Reinhardt told the Times-News. Reinhardt and other agency officials hope to receive a sizable donation from Saturday’s annual fundraiser, dubbed…

Business Briefs — 3/22/13

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Unique Transportation, Inc. earns national certification Vale-based Unique Transportation, Inc., a company owned by Michelle Johnson that specializes in freight brokerage and logistics management, has received national certification as a women’s business enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council…

Job Listings — 3/22/13

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Various Positions Employer will be in the Lincolnton employment office on Thursday, March 28 from 9-11 a.m. Job openings include pipe welder, accounts payable specialist, CAD designer, fabricators and welders and other positions. Lawn and Maintenance Person (Job #010184115) Must have valid NCDL to drive to job site. Mow, weed…

Businesses celebrate milestones

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local industries were recognized Thursday afternoon for their longevity during the annual Milestone Achievement Awards Ceremony. Hosted by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at the Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton, the lunchtime event is designed to “recognize and thank local industries for their past, present…

Criminal Charges — 3/22/13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jimmy McLoyd Smith, 43, of 2041 Rock Hollar Rd. in Stanley was charged March 19 with one count of domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Donna Michelle Greene, 41, of 1834 Hines Circle Rd. in Stanley was charged…

Reader’s Forum — 3/22/13

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Unemployment insurance a tightening safety net I am troubled by the cuts to unemployment insurance. Back in the 1990s, the North Carolina state house decided to help Big Business by cutting unemployment taxes. The cuts were so deep that in 1996, it was down to 0.2 percent. These cuts hurt…

Bills seek to improve tech in schools

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two bills that were signed into law last week, and co-sponsored in the N.C. House by Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, hope to improve technology in public schools and expand digital learning opportunities. Saine, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Information Technology and is…

Boxcar hit by vandals

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s at least the third time in less than a year that a Klan reference has been spray-painted on property located within Lincoln County. Lincolnton Police weren’t aware of the situation when the Times-News contacted the agency Wednesday afternoon about the statement “Back KKK”…

Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition showcases serious singing talents

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Eighteen musical contestants from across North Carolina will take the stage Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center to compete in the semifinal round of one of the area’s most elite singing contests, the 11th Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. For the finals round on Sunday,…

Adult spelling bee a success

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