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Charlotte man arrested on assault, kidnapping charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has taken a Charlotte man into custody in connection with an assault and kidnapping that occurred in Iron Station on Sept. 3. Christopher Scott Fore, 39, of 330 Goff Street in Charlotte, was charged with one felony count each of breaking…

CROSS COUNTRY — County champs

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Knights sweep team titles; Wesson, Massey capture individual wins RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln left little doubt Thursday which Lincoln County school has the top cross country program. The Knights won both the boys and girls races in the Lincoln County cross country championships at West Lincoln, and also…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Undefeated Knights, Mustangs highlight Week 3

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln and North Lincoln are both undefeated, yet each team’s head coach is far from happy. One will be a little closer to being satisfied tonight. The Mustangs travel to Pumpkin Center tonight to take on the Knights in a matchup of the county’s only…

Herman’s Week 3 picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season is only two weeks old, and there are already tons of surprises. North Lincoln has shocked everyone, including me, in its 2-0 start. I’m not as surprised that the Knights are undefeated as I am how they’ve gotten there. They have…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Lincolnton tennis shuts out Highland Tech

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton’s girls tennis team shutout Highland Tech to improve to 4-1 on Thursday. Singles winners were Saylor Whitesides (8-5), Kiera Hughey (8-3), Allison Brown (8-0), Amber Herter (8-1), Francesca Rovalino (8-0) and Carly Brocuglio (8-6). Winners in doubles were the teams of Whitesides and Rovalino (8-6), Brown and…

Sports Calendar — 9/5/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football E. Lincoln at N.…

Business Spotlight: Eaker’s Nursery

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eaker’s Nursery and Tree Farm, located at 2760 Highway 274 in Cherryville, has been in business for nearly 30 years, but the land has been in the family for generations. “We’re four generations of farmers,” co-owner and grower Alisa Eaker said. “My great-grandfather, Doras Eaker, grew…

Obituaries — 9-5-14

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Jimmy Niles Hudson Jimmy Niles Hudson, 70, of Lincolnton, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Gastonia. A native of Gastonia, he was the son of the late Kenneth Hudson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Meg. Mr. Hudson was co-founder…

Artist: Don’t try this at home

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Jason Bolton uses fire as a medium in artistic endeavors ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Jason Bolton plays with fire. The self-taught artist and happily married father of four expresses his creativity in a way that leaves many people either confused or enthralled. “It usually goes one of two ways,” Bolton…

City readying to roll out new trash bins

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Northern Lincolnton residents will be the first in the city to receive city-provided trash containers in 2015, the first step in an effort to decrease the waste-stream and improve residential recycling trends. Veteran Public Works employees Steve Littlejohn and Salvador Sosa were given the honor on…