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Early voting starts Thursday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Early voting for November’s general election gets under way Thursday at 8 a.m., continuing on through 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Lincoln County Elections Director Bill Beam told the Times-News on Tuesday that, as with any presidential-election year, he expects a large turnout for…

Elections policy shift could mean Jenkins’ win

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Tony Jenkins appears slated for victory in his bid to return to the Lincoln County Board of Education, following a change in how elections officials will handle the withdrawal of his opponent. Jenkins, a Lincolnton Republican who had previously served on the board from…

County splits on Woodcock Farms plan

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Despite complaints from nearby residents, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved the Woodcock Farms small-area plan in a split vote Monday night. Having tabled the item at their Sept. 17 meeting, commissioners took up the issue again after receiving an update from Zoning…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Through Week 9

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Rushing (Team): West Lincoln, 411-2,458 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL) 204-1,292 yards, nine touchdowns Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 118-188-1 2,057 yards, 25 touchdowns Receiving: Jesse Earnhardt (EL) 40-810 yards, nine touchdowns Points For: East Lincoln, 360 Points Allowed: East Lincoln, 191…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Week 9

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Rushing (Team): Lincolnton, 35-349 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL) 23-137, touchdown Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 10-24-1 148 yards, two touchdowns Receiving: Dalton Rhoney (WL) 2-58 yards Points For: Lincolnton, 48 Points Allowed: North Lincoln, 12…

Results — 10-17-12

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Soccer West Lincoln defeated Cherryville 1-0 on Monday. Alberto Vargas scored for the Rebels on an assist from Pablo Lara. Lincoln Charter defeated Community School of Davidson 2-1 in the PCAC semifinals on Monday. Danny Aguilar scored both Lincoln Charter goals. Daniel Moore logged an assist. Goalkeeper Isaiah Smith had…

Fires strike homes in east and west

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Fire consumed two Lincoln County homes in separate incidents in recent days, forcing officials from the Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate each scene. On Tuesday, crews from Denver, Pumpkin Center and East Lincoln Fire Departments responded to a blaze around 10 a.m. on…

Sports Briefs — 10-17-12

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WL sportsmanship meeting West Lincoln is holding its Winter Sportsmanship Meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m. in the new gym. Athletes should have all sportsmanship and concussion materials prepared.…

Schools look at details of Asbury plan

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   “These are needed changes; kids who go to school here deserve a quality education and place to attend school,” Asbury Alternative School Principal Ted Shiver told the Times-News on Tuesday. “Morale goes up for both (students and faculty) when it’s shown that we do…

Obits 10-17-12

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Willie Ray Young Willie Ray Young, 72, of Maiden died October 14, 2012. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Maiden Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving…