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Time to start adding up your blessings

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The turkey’s all gone. The leftovers packed up and sent home with my grandson who still thinks granny’s cooking is the best. It was a wonderful day spent with family and too many blessings to count. But then I don’t have to have a designated holiday…

Criminal charges — 11/23/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Keri Ann Hoyle, 42, of 457 Harris Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 19 with one count of public assist. No bond was set. Rhonda Gail Carpenter, 51, of 346 Grandview Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 19 with one count…

Come, ye thankful people, come

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Hundreds have Thanksgiving at soup kitchen JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “It’s a restaurant for Jesus,” Christian Ministry’s Soup Kitchen Coordinator Jackie Casey told the Times-News on Wednesday. She and other local volunteers rushed around the Lincolnton facility cooking and plating food for the nonprofit organization’s annual Thanksgiving meal, which they…

Changes would slash local arts, music classes

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The 2013-2014 school year will face some curriculum changes, as courses are deleted, changed and added to the area high schools registration guide next year. A High School Curriculum Committee, comprised of assistant principals, guidance counselors and other education officials, has been meeting to discuss revisions…

Sunday’s parade, lighting of community tree launch holiday season locally

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer With turkey and mashed potato leftovers from Thanksgiving now filling the tables of Lincoln County residents, Christmas season is officially here, and the Downtown Development Association plans to ring in the happy holiday with its annual parade on Sunday. Both the eastern and western ends of…

Speaker challenges attendees at YMCA prayer breakfast

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Each of us is called to be a Nehemiah community builder,” Andy Calhoun, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Charlotte, told the annual prayer breakfast crowd Wednesday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. As the event’s keynote speaker, Calhoun focused his…

Mustangs battle for a trip to the state championship game today

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor No.1 Madison County Patriots (13-1, 6-1 WHC) at No.1 East Lincoln Mustangs (14-0, 7-0 SPC) The Madison County Patriots are in unprecedented territory for today’s 2A West Regional Championship game against the undefeated East Lincoln Mustangs. The Patriots, the Western Highlands Conference runner up, are having…

Lincoln Times-News Pigskin Picks

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The Lincoln Times-News panel of Lincoln County football observers selects game winners and scores for local high school football games each week. Week 15 games: Madison at East Lincoln South Columbus at Tarboro Carrboro at Northside South Iredell at Salisbury Wild card: Georgia Tech at Georgia Wild card: Virginia at…

East Lincoln Tiny Mites win championship

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The East Lincoln Tiny Mite Mustang football team (5-6 year olds) defeated the Dallas Tiny Mite Wildcats for the Big South Championship Super Bowl title in double overtime 12-6 on Saturday at Mooresville High School. The Championship title victory is the first-ever in history for the Tiny Mite division at…

Tarleton signs with Alderson-Broaddus College

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East Lincoln wrestler Jeremy Tarleton signed an athletic scholarship with Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia on November 16. Pictured are (from left) East Lincoln wrestling coach Derek Ashley,  Tarleton, Don Tarleton and Dr. Phyllis Tallent.…