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Middle-school teachers prepare for new students and curriculum

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “There is this misconception that teachers get the summer off, but we’re still working — researching and making sure we’re using effective teaching methods with our classes,” said Stacy McClain, seventh-grade English Language Arts and social studies teacher at Lincolnton Middle School. “We’re definitely still doing…

Duo tied to car battery larcenies detained in Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested a Mecklenburg County man and a Cabarrus County teen this month on accusations they stole more than 100 used vehicle batteries from a Wal-Mart store in the central part of the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies served Ulysses Evans, 25, of…

Cancer center set to open Mon.

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Gastonia-based CaroMont Health’s new Lincoln Cancer Center will officially open to patients on Monday. As the Times-News previously reported, the 5,500-square-foot facility, located at 440 McAlister Road in Lincolnton, will provide radiation oncology treatment and services to Lincoln County residents, thereby reducing the amount of travel…

Retirement: Busy days or idle ways

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I envy those who make plans and keep them after retirement. They deserve a lot of respect. They say they’re going to redecorate the house, travel the globe, live at the beach, play golf whenever, go wherever and do whatever they want to do. And most…

Sports Briefs — 8/17/12

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East Lincoln Annual Golf Tournament The East Lincoln High School Sports Boosters will hold their annual golf tournament on September 15, with proceeds to benefit East Lincoln High School’s athletic programs and facilities. The year’s tournament will be held at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Denver with a 1 p.m.…

McCrary, Tench Wedding

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Alysha Marie McCrary and Cody Joshua Tench were united in marriage Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Terrell Baptist Church. Dr. Chris Griggs officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Jean Jenkins McCrary of Sherrills Ford. Her grandparents are Marie and the late Robert Jenkins…

Football season begins today

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Game of the Week: Maiden Blue Devils at Lincolnton MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton Wolves open the 2012-2013 football season today with “a true test,” according to head coach Scott Cloninger — the Maiden Blue Devils. The two teams, separated geographically by less than 10 miles, played each other…

Ballard, Parker Engagement

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Lanny and Patricia Ballard of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Jacqueline Ballard, of Lincolnton to Douglas Eugene Parker of Lincolnton. Tammy is a graduate from Lincolnton High School, Gaston College and Catawba Valley Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice as well as BLET (Basic Law…

Perfect games, perfect season

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Perfect games in baseball used to be a rarity, but this year they’ve been a common occurrence. There have been three perfect games so far this season, with Seattle’s Felix Hernandez throwing the most recent one on Wednesday. That’s the most perfect games in a single…

Around Town — 8-17-12

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Camp meeting The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will start 6:30 p.m. Friday and continue daily through Aug. 26 at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450. Poetry Lincolnton The Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host Poetry Lincolnton…