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County gets ready for Memorial Day

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Obituaries — 5-20-15

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Obituaries for May 20, 2015 Mary Pauline Helms Yanez Mary Pauline Helms Yanez, age 83, of 18 P.J. McRee Road, Maiden died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial will follow…

Cook ~ Devine Engagement

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  Shelbey BreAnn Cook and Christopher Wade Devine, both of Lincolnton announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Shelbey is the daughter of Gerald Bryon Cook and Donna Wilson Cook of Lincolnton. She is a 2012 graduate of Lincolnton High School and will graduate from UNC-Charlotte in 2017. Christopher is the…

Kenley’s walk-off grand slam in 10th sends Lincoln Charter to fourth round

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — After grinding her way through 10 innings, Emily Kenley didn’t want to throw another pitch. She made sure she didn’t have to. Kenley’s walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th Tuesday sent the senior and her Lincoln Charter teammates to the fourth…

WL baseball reaches fourth round

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EL baseball eliminated; WL softball, LCS soccer each advance   LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s baseball team is proving seeds don’t matter. Sam High pitched a four-hit gem, and Charles Mack George drove in both of the Rebels’ runs in their 2-1 win at No. 9 Lake Norman Charter Tuesday in…

County budget clocks in at $89.9 million

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer During a 27-slide PowerPoint presentation on Monday night, Lincoln County manager Kelly Atkins officially presented county commissioners with the $89.9 million budget that will likely be approved by a vote on June 8. The budget will include a $0.013 property tax increase, which will cost residents…

OUR VIEW — Student’s story inspires

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There are stories we publish that truly inspire. Alma Huselja’s story is one of those. Huselja, who staff writer Phil Perry profiled in Monday’s edition, came from humble beginnings. Her mother and father and brother fled the Bosnian War in the early 1990s while her mother was pregnant with her.…

Criminal Charges — 5-20-15

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Criminal charges for May 20, 2015 The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Paul Michael Allender, 46, of 114 Mountain Brook Ln. in Bessemer City was charged May 15 with one count of felony breaking and entering a building and larceny after breaking and entering. A $5,000 unsecured…

County commissioners approve prayer policy

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Mitchem backtracks from comments about prayer before meetings   ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Every seat in the chamber was filled and several dozen watched on a video screen in the lobby of the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center as Lincoln County commissioners formally adopted a new…

Coming to America: The cost of freedom

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Imagine the scenario. You are leaving your home country with the hopes of starting a new life for yourself and your family in the United States. You are prepared to weather the storm of the financial burden of such an endeavor. You have been saving for…