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Criminal Charges 7-18-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Elizabeth Icenhour York, 50, of 578 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton was charged July 14 one felony count attempting to obtain property by false pretenses and one misdemeanor count each larceny and possession of stolen goods. A $2500 secured bond was set.…

Strongest man

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Denver resident wins Highland Games LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Eric Frasure has done it again. The Denver resident and longtime Scottish athletics competitor defended his title in the heavyweight athletics competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who has competed in these types of events since childhood, won…

Calendar — 7/16/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Thursday, July 17 No games scheduled Friday, July 18 No games scheduled Important dates Aug. 1––First official day of fall scholastic sports practice Aug. 11––First date football teams can…

Chamber hopes county will reconsider

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors held a special called meeting Wednesday morning to discuss concerns over the county’s recent decision to move forward with relocating county offices to the old hospital, located on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton. Chamber of Commerce President Ken…

A boutique on a mission

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Amy’s Closet funds battered women’s shelter with proceeds ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Shasta Steele went on a trip to Florida and came back with a vision. A member on the board for Amy’s House, a battered women’s shelter in Lincoln County and now the manager of Amy’s Closet and Consignment…

Teen singer hitting the road for concerts

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Camryn Wilson is quiet when engaged in every day conversation, but ask the 15-year-old North Lincoln High School student to sing, and she gets a glimmer in her eye. What began with a chance meeting with international superstar Katy Perry six years ago has turned into…

WLHS welcomes new band director

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School students will welcome a fresh face to their band department this fall. Hickory native Taylor Brown will serve as the high school’s new band director. Like many musicians, Brown’s passion for music developed at an early age. His first encounter with the…

Veterans center aiming to transition to hosting events

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Howards Creek Veterans Building on Howards Creek School Road has stood since 1922 as a meeting place for veterans of all branches of the military. Within its halls, rooms dedicated to Vietnam veterans and the Marine Corps are covered with flags and memorabilia. Lincoln County…

A baseball story

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I had asked Sue Caldwell for a moment she would never forget, and she gave me this story about how Lincolnton’s first baseball team came to be. Caldwell tells me her dad, Giles Ballard, owned a country store located across the street from their house. The…

Around Town 7-16-14

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TODAY VBS New Grace Baptist Church will host vacation bible school beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. until July 18. The theme is God’s Greatest Gift of Giving. A special program will be held Friday with hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream. For more information, please call (704) 747-6434 or…