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Swim Advisory Lifted Following Wastewater Spill

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The swim-advisory notice put in place last week following a roughly 5,000-gallon sewage spill near Lake Norman in the eastern portion of the county has been lifted. Lincoln County Public Works announced the cancellation shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, noting that the county’s Health Department…

Mustangs finish fifth at Winter Jam

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys varsity basketball team may have only fared a fifth-place finish in their annual Winter Jam Tournament this year, but not before crushing their Cabarrus County opponent, the J.M. Robinson Bulldogs, 86-68 Saturday afternoon at home. The Lincoln County team…

New law offers convicts a shot at clean record

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  Sheriff says he thinks N.C. law to expunge records is good idea   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Thousands of convicts across the state now have a chance to have their criminal records expunged under a law that went into effect December 1, 2012, but a few stipulations are…

Wolves take Holiday Clash

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Around Town — 12-31-12

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MONDAY Watch Night Service New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host their annual Watch Night Service with praise and worship starting at 10 p.m. Apostle Eugene Brooks will minister. TUESDAY Animal Shelter Lincoln County Animal Services will be changing their shelter hours starting today.…

Early Shooters

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      The Cherryville New Year Shooters got an early start on the annual New Year’s tradition of firing black-powder guns, including this shooter who was firing his gun on Saturday.…

N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions Weekly Job Listings — 12-31-12

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Truck Driver – Over the Road (Job #010163104) Requires 24 months of experience. This is the Laredo, Texas, run, out and back. Make two runs, then get 34-hour restart. Company drivers only — no owner-operators. No special endorsements. Fifty-three-foot dry-box tractor trailer hauling general freight. Sanitation Equipment Operator (Job #010163371)…

Local course series seeks to help with going into business

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs in the area will have the opportunity to see what lies under the surface of starting a business, as the Small Business Center of Gaston College offers a series of courses at its Lincoln campus, for those looking to…

Scronce honored as county employee of year

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County recently handed out its 2012 “Employee of the Year” award, with this year’s honor going to Senior Grounds Technician Freddie Scronce with the Parks and Recreation Department. Scronce has been employed by the county since 2006. He told the Times-News on…

Club News 12-31-12

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  Priscilla Book Club meets   The Priscilla Book Club met Dec. 12 at the South Cedar Street home of Rose Mary Ball. As members arrived, they were served delicious refreshments. President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with a story in Dan Barefoot’s book, Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s…