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Denver woman hopes to make Lincoln County’s animal shelter ‘no-kill’

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   One local woman is on a mission to save the lives of as many animals as possible. Denver resident Jena Healy is leading a grassroots effort, aligned with the No Kill Advocacy Center’s nationwide movement, to urge local leaders to make the Lincoln County…

High praise for those who entertain others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The Cultural Center stage looked like a real beauty shop Sunday afternoon complete with a shampoo bowl, dryer, boxes of hair rollers and magazines. It was ready for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s version of “Steel Magnolias.” The stage was ready; the cast was ready and the…

Winery’s ‘Grape Stomp’ festival kicks off Saturday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   What started as a family gathering has now become an annual staple for WoodMill Winery, drawing in thousands from across the state. The Vale facility, also the county’s only agricultural-based winery, will host its popular Grape Stomp Festival on Saturday and Sunday. While summer…

Obituaries — 8-23-13

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Edna Earl Walters Childs Edna Earl Walters Childs, 60, passed away August 18, 2013, at her home.  She was born May 31, 1953 in Lumberton, daughter of Carl Walters Sr. and the late Geneva Walters. She was a 1972 graduate of Union Pines High School in Carthage. She received her…

Police Chief, Sheriff sound off on court ruling on sex offenders and social media

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County law enforcement officials are speaking out about a recent North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling which deemed unconstitutional a law preventing sex offenders from using social media sites. The ruling, made Tuesday, called current legislation, which says it’s illegal for individuals convicted…

Job Listings — 8-23-13

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Quality Management Data Analyst (Job #10226774) Assist the quality management department by performing essential tasks of review, selection, analysis and interpretation of data for reports, including the development and maintenance of databases. Requires a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in statistical reporting in a human service/health care setting…

Knights, Wolves ready to go

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Since opening its doors North Lincoln has defeated Lincolnton only once in football, but don’t tell either team that. Tonight is the only game that matters. The Knights and Wolves open their seasons at 7:30 at Lincolnton with the Wolves having won seven of the…

Lincolnton races to win

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Wolves too fast for North Lincoln in season opener By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Lincolnton boys soccer coach Ian Leith saw so many mistakes in his team’s season opener Thursday he couldn’t keep count. North Lincoln’s biggest problem was keeping up. Jeffrey Perez and Alejandro Alvarado Zamora…

My Week 1 picks

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Having never seen the current high school football teams at East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln or West Lincoln play, I don’t have much to go on in terms of picking who’s going to win this week. History says Lincolnton should have no trouble putting away…

Wilson, Bears take on Raiders tonight

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Homegrown talent C.J. Wilson and the Chicago Bears continue their preseason tonight when they travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders at 10 o’clock tonight. Wilson, a 2008 graduate of Lincolnton High, currently has six solo tackles in two preseason games as he tries to work his…