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Churches celebrate Ash Wednesday

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 100 members from seven different Lincoln County churches gathered Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. For more than 35 years, the Community Lenten Series has taken place, each…

City Council approves DDA contracts

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members debated several contracts with the Downtown Development Association at their meeting Thursday night. DDA Board Chair Brooke Sherrill asked council members to consider at contract between the city and the DDA for the 2014 Alive After Five Concert series. The…

Landlord threatens action against city over sinkholes

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A Lincolnton mobile home park owner is taking action against the city this week. Lincoln County resident Martha Finger says she has struggled with an overflowing creek nearby and storm water running down Elizabeth Avenue and flooding her property, causing extensive damage to her…

No one injured when bus strikes deputy’s cruiser

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A bus carrying two Lincoln County high school athletic teams Wednesday afternoon collided with a deputy’s patrol vehicle, troopers said. The incident took place around 3 p.m. on N.C. 150 East, according to Trooper B. Black with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. North…

Students to participate in robotics tournament

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Thirteen robotics teams from Lincoln County schools will compete in RoboLincoln this weekend. CyberKids Robotics hosts the countywide tournament, a non-profit education program designed by creator Kathy Kent in 2004. According to Kent, the program assists schools in developing science, technology, engineering and math…

Editor’s Note — Commissioners make right call on Shea

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor If you want to see Lincoln County’s population grow, you have to have places for the new people to live. The decision made by county commissioners on Monday to rezone a parcel of land near East Lincoln High School in Denver for a 1,650-unit, 600-acre “adult…

Jonquils blooming in the backyard

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Green buds popping up are the first signs of spring, so I grabbed a handful to bring inside to watch as the yellow blooms open up. Never before have I been so eager for a taste of warm weather. The zero weather was not the only…

Bombs away

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Knights hit 3 HRs, rout EL By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– For two innings Tuesday it looked as if North Lincoln’s softball team might implode. Then suddenly, the Knights exploded. Three different Knights hitters homered, and they overcame a sloppy start to rout East Lincoln 10-3. Hollyn Franklin’s…

WLMS wrestler finishes second in state tourney

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South Point baseball scores six runs in first two innings to down East Lincoln

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Belmont South Point scored six runs in the first two innings and didn’t look back in its 7-1 win over visiting East Lincoln on Tuesday. The Red Raiders scored three runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning, then added three more runs on three…