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Cooperative Extension seeks to get word out on available scholarships

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   “There are a reasonable number of small local scholarships available, and we want to make sure students are aware of them,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Starr told the Times-News last week. As area students head back to class in the new year,…

Obituaries 12-28-12

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Lucille Hedrick Mrs. Mary Lucille Miller Hedrick, 93, of Sharon School Road, Statesville, entered the arms of the Lord on Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Catawba County Hospice House, Newton, surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born on October 30, 1919 in Iredell County and was the daughter…

Warning issued after untreated sewage spill in Denver

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A roughly 5,000-gallon spill of untreated sewage and wastewater occurred Thursday afternoon in the eastern portion of the county following what appeared to be a lightning strike at a pump station. After the sewage started to flow toward a Lake Norman cove near the 4400 block of Burton…

Wreck on N.C. 27 breaks power pole, sends driver to the hospital

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services transported a man to a Cleveland County hospital Wednesday afternoon after West Lincoln Rescue Squad workers said he crashed into a power pole along N.C. 27 West, breaking it in half. The single-vehicle incident occurred around 2 p.m. in front of Hull’s Grove…

Obituaries — 12-26-12

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Precious Hoyle Caskey Precious Hoyle Caskey, age 89, of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in the Southside Baptist Church Cemetery. The family…

Suspect accused of scamming Vale family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies recently arrested a Randolph County man accused of scamming a Vale family out of money by telling them he worked construction jobs for the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Tommy Mack Small Jr., 32, of 1011 Shamrock Road in Asheboro, with…

Going to court over water

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Town of Maiden pursuing old lawsuit again Lincoln County SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The town of Maiden has refiled a lawsuit from several years ago against Lincoln County, perpetuating a dispute over sewer-line services for the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Many of the original players involved in the matter are…

School officials look for ways to cut red tape for smaller facilities projects

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Hoping to save time when starting projects at Lincoln County schools, Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys and the School Board’s Policy Committee brainstormed ideas last week on how to clean up the construction plans process. Currently, under regulation code 9020, various guidelines are in place…

Ministry exceeds goal, but need remains high

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Although Christian Ministry has already handed out toys and food boxes to hundreds of needy families across the area as part of their annual Christmas Fund, the organization is continuing to seek community donations for the project through New Year’s Day. With a target goal of…

When the judge came to class

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Judge Anna Foster answers WLMS students’ questions AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A batch of sixth-graders at West Lincoln Middle saw a side of District Judge Anna Foster last week that many in her court room don’t, as she delved into discussions on Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, the Twilight…