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Mom, friend surrender hair to support chemo patient

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “There are no boundaries when it comes to a mother’s love,” Michelle Callands told the Times-News this week. Callands is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her mother Annie Bryant shaved her head Thursday in support of her daughter. “I told her, ‘Mama, don’t…

Deputies: Man forged checks he stole from Vale eatery

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man allegedly stole multiple checks from the Vale restaurant where he worked, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Michael Shane Perryman, 31, of 8555 Old N.C. 18 South in Vale on Tuesday with one felony count each of forgery of…

Fewer new E.coli cases late in week

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The rate of increase in E. coli infections among Lincoln County residents who attended the Cleveland County Fair appears to be slowing, rising slightly from 10 detected cases on Tuesday to 13 on Thursday. Earlier in the week, the number had almost doubled in…

Bank seeks more time on permit for condos

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The bank that now owns land once slated for a Lincolnton condominium complex is seeking a additional time on the conditional-use permit for the development, which was originally approved by the City Council in 2006. The Lincolnton Planning Board voted Tuesday afternoon to recommend…

Fall festival where the alpacas roam

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Iron Station ranchers, Mike and Shelly Walsh, are taking on a new fete this weekend, as they host their first fall festival. Good Karma Alpaca Ranch Fall Festival will feature local vendors and artists, full-face painting, pumpkin decorating and livestock, such as horses, llamas and…

City manager: Dispute over political sign only about the property line

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   A Lincolnton couple is claiming a city official who happens to be their neighbor gave them a hard time this week over their choice of political signs, but others are saying that’s not what happened. That neighbor, City Manager Jeff Emory, told the Times-News…

Obits 10-19-12

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  Clyde Ernest Brown CHERRYVILLE — Clyde Ernest Brown, 92, of Hawthorne St., died from spinal cancer on October 15, 2012 at his daughter’s residence in Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Brown was born on July 24, 1920 in Lincoln County, son of the late George Monroe and Olive Senter Brown. In…

Country cooking pleases picky eaters

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Cool weather is welcomed along with the beauty of autumn that cannot be found any other time of the year. Did I write this line before? It’s no secret that it’s my favorite time of the year. When trees begin dropping their best fall foliage it’s…

Voting early gives up right to change mind

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor If you ask most candidates about early voting, which began in North Carolina on Thursday, those who believe they have your support they will strongly advise you to take advantage of early voting as soon as possible. However, you might want to stop and think first.…

Cherryville, Gaston officers charged in FBI probe

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Four area law enforcement officers and two other men conspired with undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents earlier this year in a large-scale operation to safeguard stolen property and proceeds from their sale, with the officers securing monetary bribes for their legal authority, according to…