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Readers Forum 10-17-12

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  Look at both sides of the ballot; don’t forget the recent past As we all go out to vote, please remember to vote for school board, on the BACK of the ballot. Also, remember Dr. Martin? Our ex-superintendent who got glowing reviews all 3 years, yet couldn’t get the…

Annual walk to benefit Christian Ministry’s anti-hunger efforts

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With close to a couple hundred hungry mouths lining up outside Christian Ministry’s soup kitchen facility on certain days this season, officials with the nonprofit organization are encouraging local residents to participate in Sunday’s fourth annual Hunger Walk in Lincolnton and help curb the…

SPC Football Standings

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East Lincoln Overall: 9-0 SPC: 5-0 Lake Norman Charter Overall: 7-1 SPC: 4-1 Cherryville Overall: 4-5 SPC: 3-2 Lincolnton Overall: 4-5 SPC: 3-2 West Lincoln Overall: 4-5 SPC: 2-3 North Lincoln Overall: 2-7 SPC: 2-3 Bessemer City Overall: 1-8 SPC: 1-4 Highland Tech Overall: 0-8 SPC: 0-5…

Criminal Charges 10-17-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Charlie Allen Knight, 40, of 894 Acre Heights in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 11 with one count of communicating threats. He was released on a written promise. Adrian J. Rodriguez, 33, of 1250 Highland Bluff Ct. in Lincolnton was…

McHenry visits Lincolnton licorice plant to review U.S. sugar policy

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry made a stop in Lincolnton Monday afternoon to hear firsthand from a local-industry leader on how the high price of sugar in the United States is a detriment to his and other domestic businesses. Billy Henry, CEO of Lucky Country,…

RATO picks Lincoln, to bring 450 jobs

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based RATO as a subsidiary earlier this year, has chosen Lincoln County to locate its manufacturing, distribution and research and development operations, bringing with it 450 jobs over the next four years. The decision was announced by the office…

10 cases of E.coli in Lincoln County

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The number of Lincoln County residents infected with E. coli after attending the Cleveland County Fair has doubled since Sunday afternoon, rising from five detected cases to 10 as of Tuesday afternoon. This update comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human…

Woman reports robber put gun to her head

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are searching for a man they said put a gun to a woman’s head and robbed her Saturday morning at her Lincoln County residence. The victim, Virgina Ruth Stamey, told one of the suspects to come to her home in north-central Lincoln County…

Picking out pumpkins

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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…