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A bear and a pair of sunglasses

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Amber Lawson   It seems as though best friends always have great fun doing average things. My best friend, Jessica, and I went on a two-week beach vacation in April of 2005. We were having such a good time we didn’t want it…

Criminal Charges 3-7-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Timothy Ray Loftis, 27, of 147 Downey Lake Rd. in Dallas was charged March 1 with two counts of injury to personal property and one count each of assault-deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer or government official, speeding to…

Co-ed team wins WL Optimist titles

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City police operation nets drug suspects

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than half of the individuals targeted in this month’s Lincolnton Police Department drug roundup have been apprehended, investigators said. The operation, called “March Madness,” got underway Wednesday as teams of officers from city police and two detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Calendar — 3-7-14

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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 Cherryville Lincoln…

Churches celebrate Ash Wednesday

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 100 members from seven different Lincoln County churches gathered Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. For more than 35 years, the Community Lenten Series has taken place, each…

City Council approves DDA contracts

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members debated several contracts with the Downtown Development Association at their meeting Thursday night. DDA Board Chair Brooke Sherrill asked council members to consider at contract between the city and the DDA for the 2014 Alive After Five Concert series. The…

Landlord threatens action against city over sinkholes

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A Lincolnton mobile home park owner is taking action against the city this week. Lincoln County resident Martha Finger says she has struggled with an overflowing creek nearby and storm water running down Elizabeth Avenue and flooding her property, causing extensive damage to her…

No one injured when bus strikes deputy’s cruiser

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A bus carrying two Lincoln County high school athletic teams Wednesday afternoon collided with a deputy’s patrol vehicle, troopers said. The incident took place around 3 p.m. on N.C. 150 East, according to Trooper B. Black with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. North…

Students to participate in robotics tournament

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Thirteen robotics teams from Lincoln County schools will compete in RoboLincoln this weekend. CyberKids Robotics hosts the countywide tournament, a non-profit education program designed by creator Kathy Kent in 2004. According to Kent, the program assists schools in developing science, technology, engineering and math…