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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Eagles open soccer season with tie against Maiden

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Maiden’s boys soccer team scored with six seconds to play to force a 1-1 tie with Lincoln Charter in the boys soccer opener for both teams on Monday. Roberto Copos found the net 13 minutes into the second half for the Eagles, and the 1-0 lead stood until…

Sports Calendar — 8-20-14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer Christ the King at…

Commissioners drop gunfire discussion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners has opted to cease discussions regarding the recent controversy over gunfire restrictions related to the county’s noise ordinance. The board approved restricting gunfire noise during the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. at a previous meeting. However, residents in the…

State troopers investigating fatal hit-and-run

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The sky around the intersection of Highway 321 and Highway 127 were lit with flashing lights in the early morning hours on Monday, as the Highway Patrol was called to investigate the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian. Reported around 6:47 a.m., John Morrison, 35, of Mountain…

A sandwich and a plane ticket

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Family combines love of food, travel in new Denver restaurant ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County has acquired a new culinary gem, an eatery that fuses the adventures of travel exploration with sweet and savory meals. Located at 2495 North Highway 16, Sweet Destinations: A Travel Café operates primarily…

Officers, advocates attend conference on crimes against kids

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Local child advocates and law enforcement are now better armed for the fight in online crimes against children after spending Aug. 11-14 in Dallas, Texas at the annual Crimes Against Children conference. Attending the conference from Lincoln County were Sherry Reinhardt, executive director of the Lincoln…

Deputies: Thieves hit tobacco stores

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating break-ins at two separate tobacco outlets in Denver that occurred within 30 minutes of each other on Tuesday. Thieves gained access to Tobacco and Beer Outlet at 3598 N. North Carolina Highway 16 and Denver Smokes at 120 S.…

Nonprofit offers funds for home rehabs

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may soon have the opportunity to get $45,000 to rehabilitate their homes. Through a grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and distributed by the non-profit organization Community Link, prospective families may qualify for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient, make…

Tourism authority adapts to state changes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Tourism Development Authority discussed several foreseeable changes to the board’s future at a meeting on Tuesday. The board’s members — City Councilman Larry Mac Hovis, Hampton Inn General Manager Heather Sain, City Manager Jeff Emory and City Finance Director Steve Zickefoose — were all in…

Criminal Charges — 8-20-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Terry Allen Tucker, 47, of 1021 Gaston Street in Lincolnton was charged August 13 with one misdemeanor count possession of stolen goods. A $2000 secured bond was set. Brooke Shontae Smith, 26, of 721 E Pine Street in Lincolnton was charged August…