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Around Town — 12-17-12

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MONDAY Food pantry/clothes giveaway In My Father’s House Community Support Services will host a food pantry and clothes giveaway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Lincolnton facility and a clothes giveaway only 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their new location in Vale. All items will be $1, but…

Commissioner move meeting to recognize Mustangs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will recognize the East Lincoln High School football team for its recent 2A state championship tonight during the board’s regular meeting. In anticipation of a large turnout of students, parents and teachers, the 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin in the…

Criminal charges — 12-17-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Patrick Wayne Johnson, 40, of 142 North Brook III School Rd. in Vale was charged Dec. 12 with 12 counts of failure to appear. A $75,000 secured bond was set. Zechariah Logan Wesfield, 22, of 2605 Mason St. in Monroe was…

Reader’s Forum — 12-17-12

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One bad apple doesn’t taint entire DSS agency While I agree with the recent Lincoln Times-News editorial about the impropriety of anyone in a supervisory position having a personal relationship with a subordinate, I am disturbed by your negative overall portrayal of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. One…

Missing Crouse woman found

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have located a 20-year-old Lincoln County woman who went missing earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office said. Raven Marie Nivens, of 3662 Oakdale Drive in Crouse, fled her home through her bedroom window on Dec. 8, her family told deputies. They reported the incident…

Obituaries — 12-14-12

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Judy Dellinger Owens Judy Dellinger Owens, 66, of Cherryville died December 12, 2012. Visitation will be this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. The body will be placed in…

New leaders, counsel for school board

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Along with three new members of the Lincoln County Board of Education being sworn in this week, the board faces a change in leadership and legal counsel. Candy Burgin will now serve as the board’s chair, with newcomer Mark Mullen as her Vice-Chair, following unanimous votes…

Search on for missing Crouse woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for a missing Crouse woman believed to have run away from her residence Saturday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Family of Raven Marie Nivens, 20, of 3662 Oakdale Drive, reported her missing on Sunday and thought she may have escaped her…

Deputy due in court for DWI charge

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is due in a Gaston County courtroom today for allegedly driving drunk and crashing his motorcycle along an area roadway in October, sending him to the hospital. It will be Deputy Matt Hovis’s first appearance on the DWI charge, according to…

Anti-abuse coalition hosting fundraiser

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a quarter of the children who entered the doors of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center this year were residents of the county’s eastern end, Executive Director Sherry Reinhardt told the Times-News on Thursday. Reinhardt praised the organization’s notable-sized support system…