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Medal of Honor recipients share war stories, life lessons with local students

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, four Medal of Honor recipients visited Lincoln County students Friday morning at North Lincoln High School, offering their personal testimonies of war stories and heroic acts. The North Carolina Army National Guard and American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton sponsored…

VFW honors fallen soldiers

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Commissioners meet to discuss new budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners began discussions regarding the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget during a five-and-a-half-hour meeting Friday. One of the biggest discussions of the day involved a $17 million project to renovate the old Lincoln County Hospital building. According to previous articles from the Times-News,…

Obituaries — 5-26-14

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Isabelle Wood Brown Mrs. Isabelle Wood Brown, age 93, of West Highway 27 Lincolnton passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Cardinal Care. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive…

Around Town — 5-26-14

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MONDAY Autism program       The Lincoln County Chapter of the Austism Society of North Carolina will host its third annual social skills summer program June and July at Freedom Church in Lincolnton. Registration is $50 and is now open to individuals with disabilities. Sessions will be arranged by age; caregivers must…

Criminal Charges — 5-26-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Kevin Martin, 31, of 224 Lansdale Ave. in Lincolnton was charged May 22 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Jonathan Rhyne Carpenter, 27, of 218 Lynch St. in Lincolnton was charged May 22…

Man in Maiden falls from bridge, taken to hospital

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man in Maiden fell off a bridge and suffered injuries, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Friday morning, and the victim was transported by Catawba County Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff’s Office officials…

Loftin-led Spinners open Saturday

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Phillip Loftin had a dream, and that dream is now a reality. The former East Lincoln High baseball standout is now the general manager and head coach of the upstart Mooresville Spinners, a first-year collegiate wooden bat summer league program in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.…

One at a time

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Eagles learn from last year’s early playoff exit to reach fourth round By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln Charter School got caught last season thinking ahead, so this year the only thing on the Eagles’ minds is the next game. That next game is also the farthest they’ve…

Knights hit the road

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Head to Monroe for quarterfinals By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Pounding the softball got North Lincoln to the fourth round, and it won’t take anything different to keep its season alive. The Knights will play their first true road game in over three weeks tonight when they…