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Iconic local artwork to be displayed at gallery

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Bud Ramseur’s work, seen on signs across Lincoln County, to be featured at Gallery 27 JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Art and history lovers are in for a special treat on Friday. Retired sign-maker Bud Ramseur, whose work can still be found on buildings, in windows and along the roadsides of…

County man gets 5 years for burglary

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Staff report An Iron Station man was sentenced to 63 months in prison by a U.S. district judge on Monday for burglary and violations of federal firearms laws. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Miquan Limik Smith, 27, of…

Schedule of Values vote delayed again

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After another lengthy discussion Monday night, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners opted to delay voting on the proposed 2015 Schedule of Values. The Schedule is used to determine the methods for property revaluations. The Times-News previously reported that at the commissioners’ Sept. 22 meeting, several county…

Lincolnton Rotary partners in fight against polio

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Special to LTN Virginia VanStory presented the program for the Lincolnton Rotary on Monday. VanStory is a Rotarian in Blowing Rock and was born and raised in Greensboro, where she taught school for over 30 years. VanStory talked about the Pinky Project, where kid’s pinkies were painted so they knew…

Church group’s dresses have a worldwide impact

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Denver UMC group sends dresses on mission trips ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Several women that meet weekly at Denver United Methodist Church have made a global impact with their sewing machines. Church members Faye Helton, Jean Durham, Connie Berry, Wanda Reynolds, Judy Martin and Margaret Reep came together in May…

Lincolnton Class of ‘57 holds reunion

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Setting bond not an exact science

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer It’s easy to become confused while looking through criminal charges and seeing bond amounts. What seem to some to be minor offenses often carry a heftier price tag for release, and crimes that shock and disturb the public often receive lesser bonds. Suspects being charged with…

Chamber set to host Haunted Business Expo

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Nearly 50 businesses will begin setting up and decorating their exhibits today in preparation for the 11th annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, held Thursday. This year, the Chamber opted for a haunted Halloween theme. “This year, you can see we’re doing ‘The Haunted…

Obituaries — 10-8-14

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Richard Walter Ackerson GASTONIA — Mr. Richard Walter Ackerson, age 66, of 4604 Oakwood Circle in Gastonia, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A graveside service with DAV military rites will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton, with Rev. Dwayne…

OUR VIEW — We need a ruling

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The announcement on Monday that the Supreme Court wouldn’t hear appeals related to five states’ same-sex marriage bans was, predictably, met with equal amounts of joy and derision from both sides of the argument. What everyone can agree on is that the issue hasn’t been resolved. Same-sex marriage supporters said…