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County natives honored as teacher, principal of the year

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County Schools honored their top administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers last week at their annual “Of the Year” Celebration at the Citizens Center. This year, Melanie Huss from Kiser Intermediate School was recognized as the district’s Principal of the Year. While Huss…

School Board inks $2 million deal for Asbury

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education unanimously approved the contract for the Asbury Alternative School project with R.J. Leeper Construction Company during its meeting Tuesday night. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matthew Stover presented the update to board members. One of the major changes listed in the…

Maiden man charged for meth

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A Maiden man was placed behind bars Wednesday after police said they located ingredients used for producing methamphetamine inside his residence. Matthew Ryan Minton, 24, of 502 Potts Street, is currently in the Catawba County Detention Center without bond, pending a first…

History buffs ready for Battle of Ramsour’s Mill reenactment

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Gunpowder, cannons and Revolutionary War heroes will be present in Lincolnton this weekend as the community unites for the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill, with festivities set to kick off tonight. This year marks the 234th anniversary of the…

Vehicle used to tear up green at golf course

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police said vandals damaged portions of the golf course at a local country club Wednesday night. The incident took place at Lincoln Country Club, located at 2052 Country Club Road, according to a Lincolnton Police Department report. General Manager Jody Saunders told the Times-News…

Networking on the links

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Deal to allow open enrollment for schools put on hold

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A state legislative committee has postponed taking action regarding a bill that would allow North Carolina students attend any public school in the state. Members of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee voted last week to delay the bill, and said more study…

Criminal Charges 5-16-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Orion Lee Houston, 47, of 2864 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton was charged May 13 with one count of all other liquor law violation. An unknown secured bond was set. Andrew Johnathan Kloff, 21, of 7892 Lakeview Dr. in…

Editor’s Note — Curtis on the hot seat for what?

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor It’s hard to believe that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg schoolteacher’s email to state legislators titled “I am embarrassed to confess: I am a teacher.” didn’t elicit more responses like the one she got from Sen. David Curtis. It may have, but Curtis’s is the only one that has…

Sneezing and wheezing pollen worse than ever

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Oh! The flowers, the cards, the candy, the gift baskets and all the “I love you’s” that were passed around last Sunday. No way could Mother’s Day have been missed and I was on the receiving end of all of this. It was a good day…