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County woman charged with dog theft

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The same day the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release asking the public’s help in locating an alleged dog thief, the suspect turned herself in, deputies said. Dana Jacobs Hartness, 36, of 253 N. N.C. 16, Apt. 11, is accused of stealing…

Slave narratives come alive at Cultural Center

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The narratives of a number of North Carolina African-American slaves were brought to life on the Lincoln Cultural Center stage Friday night. As area citizens, including Lincoln County Coalition of Churches Director Ola Mae Foster and Lincolnton playwright Earline Smith, read excerpts from…

Tillis takes local GOP straw poll

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  Staff report   Nearly 300 GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials met Saturday night at the historic Laboratory Mill for the annual GOP Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner. A straw poll was conducted at the beginning of the event, with the results tallied and announced prior to Tillis’ speech. The…

Ministry seeks to empower, assist through agriculture

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two western Lincoln County couples hope to use their 25 acres of farm land to carry out their vision of sustainable agriculture, growing and sharing food with both area nonprofits and local neighborhood communities. The idea came from ministry work husband and wife missionaries…

In Their Own Words — City has challenges, successes

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  JEFF EMORY Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: The Times-News recently invited Lincoln County’s elected officials and civic leaders to periodically submit guest columns to appear on our opinion page. We’ve offered them the opportunity to share, with our readers, their thoughts on a topic of their choosing.   The City…

Editor’s Note — Let Boh’s story be a lesson

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor I’m glad Boh the German Shepherd was found unharmed, but his story should be a lesson to pet owners everywhere. Boh hangs around the Forest Lawn cemetery. He was allegedly stolen by someone in late February but was found in Birkdale in Huntersville on Thursday. Boh’s…

Top Dawg Challenge

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The Top Dawg Challenge wrestling tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at West Lincoln High. The tournament is for schoolboy and younger and cadets and older divisions. Entry fee is $10 and you must have a valid USA Wrestling card to participate. For more information, contact coach…

Conference play begins this week

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Assuming the weather cooperates, league play for baseball and softball in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and North Piedmont 3A/4A conferences is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Last week’s rain and frozen precipitation washed out more than half of the scheduled non-conference games, leaving teams scrambling to…

Calendar — 3/10/14

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Upcoming games Junior varsity games begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m., with varsity games to follow, unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV softball team. This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln at South Point…

Around Town — 3-10-14

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TODAY LHS reunion meeting      The reunion committee for the second annual LHS reunion classes of 1960-70 will meet 6 p.m. for a covered dish event in the old high school cafeteria at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. TUESDAY Blood drive      Community Blood Center of the…