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Wright takes interim helm at Arts Council

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Over the last three weeks, Kae Wright has been a busy woman. The wife, mother and grandmother has been standing in for the Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) as its interim Director. Wright is filling up her to-do list, as she works on…

Obituaries — 8-31-12

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Gilmer Woodruff ‘Buddy’ Caudill Jr. Mr. Gilmer Woodruff “Buddy” Caudill Jr., age 73, of 4740 Westwinds Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,…

Habitat grows with each contribution

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I was a secret hoarder. It ended when the closet door wouldn’t close. I hoarded cloth, patterns, buttons, thread and lace. I could close my eyes and see all this in dresses, coats, curtains and draperies. But the hoard didn’t turn into dresses, coats, curtains and…

Around Town — 8-31-12

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Church banquet Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will present “A Portrait of Faithfulness,” a banquet in recognition of leaders honoring Mr. J.T. Rendleman of Mt. Holly, a Trustee and member of Gold Hill’s church family, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Faith Baptist Church, 5180 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station. …

Sheriff issues tips for enjoying a safe Labor Day weekend

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Due to the anticipation of increased congestion along the roadways this holiday weekend, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has issued the public a number of safety tips. Sheriff David Carpenter encouraged drivers to keep a vigilant eye along all areas of the roadway where they’re traveling,…

Cherryville could use some rain

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The city of Cherryville has implemented its water-shortage policy due to the lack of recent rainfall. Interim City Manager Jeff Cash issued at notice on Wednesday saying the city’s water supply, Indian Creek, had “suffered reduced amounts of flow” over the last week. As a result,…

Criminal charges — 8-31-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Mary Faye Castillo, 31, of 1940 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 26 with one count of failure to comply. A $435 cash bond was set. Joseph Keith Bradshaw, 26, of 360 Grandview Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Aug.…

Grand jury indicts murder suspect

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One day after a Lincoln County grand jury indicted a Lincolnton man on two counts of first-degree murder in the July death of a local husband and wife, the suspect’s defense attorney had yet to hear the news. Victoria Jayne told the Times-News on…

Keeping tabs on registered sexual offenders

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is coming up with creative ways to keep tabs on local sex offenders to ensure the more than 120 individuals registered across the county actually reside at their listed residences. Checks will occur randomly and more frequently throughout the…

Parents say goodbye on first day of kindergarten

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      AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Misty-eyed parents said goodbye to their excited and anxious children earlier this week, as they started their first day of kindergarten in Lincoln County schools. Parents weren’t shooed off right away, though, and were able to sit in with their children as…