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Sports Calendar — 9/24/14

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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 Boys soccer E. Lincoln at W.…

Denver Days begins today

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Denver Rotary hopes to raise funds for East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Denver Days is here again. The festival has been a fall tradition for 12 years, with the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club taking the helm five years ago. Sponsors like Hecht Realty and Hecht…

EL Rescue Squad Park bid gets OK from county

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 in approval of awarding Brushy Mountain Builders, Inc. with the contract to construct East Lincoln Rescue Squad Park at a meeting on Monday. According to Lincoln County Public Works Director Don Chamblee, Brushy Mountain Builders, Inc. was the lowest…

Library moving forward with digitization

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Library is making strides to expand and improve its digital collection for the public. According to the county’s library director, Jennifer Sackett, the library recently purchased the site licensing and equipment needed to digitize and expand its collection. “This software enables libraries to…

Glow Run to help fund playground for fosters

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Patrons of Alive after Five on Thursday may notice some very colorful characters on the Marcia Cloninger Rail Trail. A Glow Run, with proceeds going to help to provide a playground and outdoor visitation area for local foster children, is set to kick off from 5–9…

Deputies: Man broke baby’s leg

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Staff report A Lincoln County man is facing felony child abuse charges after allegedly breaking his 3-month-old baby’s leg. David Lawrence Simmons, Jr., 24, of 8578 Unity Church Road in Denver, was taken into custody on Friday by Detective Dan Renn of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after hospital workers…

Woman arrested for forged prescriptions

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Reporter A Lincolnton woman was arrested on Friday after allegedly attempting to pass forged prescriptions at a local pharmacy. According to a press release issued by the Lincolnton Police Department, Officer Brent Heavner responded to the Walgreens at 1230 East Main Street in Lincolnton on Sept. 14…

Man charged with pointing gun at deputy

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Staff report A Lincolnton man is accused of pointing a gun at a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy. Eugene Edwin Goodson, Sr., 46, of 2945 Loviee Road, was charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count each of assault…

Woman arrested for statutory rape

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A 22-year-old Taylorsville woman is currently being held in Alexander County on warrants issued for a statutory rape that occurred in the Lincolnton city limits. According to a press release from the Lincolnton Police Department, Sara Elizabeth Ray, of 132 River Hills Court in Taylorsville, had…

BALLARD: Grandfather created an artificial leg

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I met Dean McCree at her antiques store on Highway 321. She told me the following moment she will never forget. McCree said she lived on a farm when she was young. She remembered her granddaddy having a large tool shop and using his tools to…