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Supply shortage brings halt to testing for TB

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Health Department announced Tuesday that it will be unable to provide routine tuberculin skin testing until further notice, following a manufacturer’s shortage of Tubersol. The North Carolina Tuberculosis Program is recommending that all local health departments prioritize the testing to include…

Results — 2/13/13

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Wrestling The West Lincoln Rebels varsity wrestling team took a 45-30 win over Wilkes Central in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2A dual team playoffs on Tuesday, but dropped their second match of the night to Newton-Conover 40-24 in the second round. West Lincoln…

Chamber announces press conference on new restaurant

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   More information is expected to be revealed about one of Lincolnton’s newest restaurants Thursday afternoon during a Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce press conference. As the Times-News previously reported, Lincoln County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Byron Sackett has confirmed that he is opening…

Snacking on Lake Norman could be big winner

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Ronald and Sharon Ashmore may soon be $15,000 richer for photographing a sandwich. The pair, who live in southeastern Lincoln County, took a picture of two of their three grandchildren eating a Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwich this past summer on their boat on Lake Norman and…

Canadian musicians plan concert

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Canada-based band The Abrams Brothers is set to perform songs from their newest album, Northern Redemption (United for Opportunity), on Saturday in Lincolnton. The concert, sponsored by the Lincoln County Concert Association, is expected to be a hit with all ages, according to LCCA…

Youngest-ever Realtor of the Year named

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Realtors awarded its top honor for last year to the youngest-ever recipient. Anna Deal Wiseman of REMAX Crossroads in Lincolnton was recently named the 2012 “Realtor of the Year.” Wiseman, who has been in real estate for about eight…

Playing cards at the Social Club

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Deputies: Sex offender was inside local middle school

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County sex offender appeared in court today on charges he illegally went to a local middle school with his wife to pick up a student last month. Michael Wayne Perry, 58, of 2793 Wingtip Court in Iron Station, went inside East Lincoln Middle School…

Flames consume a lakefront residence in Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Flames consumed an eastern Lincoln County lakefront vacation home early Wednesday morning, leaving Sheriff’s deputies and fire officials stumped. East Lincoln firefighters were called to the scene just before 4:30 a.m., and upon arrival, witnessed fire leaping from the roof of the two-story home, located on…

SBI, deputies investigating former CMC-Lincoln nurse for stealing hospital drugs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and State Bureau of Investigation have teamed up to investigate allegations that a former nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln stole prescription pills from the hospital earlier this year. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the Gaston County woman’s name at this…