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Meet the Candidate: Alex Patton

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor   Alex Patton has been a familiar face on the political scene in Lincoln County for the better part of two decades. He was began his political career with runs for school board in the late 1990s, was elected to the county’s Board of…

Reader’s Forum

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  Praise for CMC-Lincoln   What a surprise I had last week! For years, I have heard that you only go to the hospital in Lincolnton if you want to die. I was so upset when I got word last Sunday that my 103-year-old aunt had been transferred by ambulance…

Smoke alarms save home from fire

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Fire officials praised a local family for having working smoke detectors inside their Lincolnton residence Monday night that alerted them to an attic fire that could have destroyed the home or taken a life. According to Lincolnton Fire Marshal Patrick King, the incident took…

One smart kid

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LCS students share Holocaust museum

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln Charter School students presented “Remembering the Holocaust: A Living Museum” to school faculty, staff, family and friends Tuesday night. The museum, created and hosted by the seventh grade students of Lincoln Charter School, served to educate visitors of the 20th-century tragedy as…

County GOP convention set for Saturday

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Staff report The Lincoln County Republican Party will host the party’s annual convention Saturday at the Senior Center, located on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College in Lincolnton. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by precinct meetings at 10:30 a.m. The convention will then follow the meetings, beginning at…

State must be cautious

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The state government’s use of drones for a whole host of observatory and surveillance operations will soon be a reality. According to a recent story in the News & Observer, the wheels are already turning in Raleigh — state Chief Information Officer Chris Estes “has requested…

Extension grows here: Growing our money know-how

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LEIGH GUTH Guest Columnist To insure or not to insure? That is the question most everyone is asked when they buy a new phone, computer or any electronic gadget these days. Usually, it is at the checkout counter with little time to ponder the pros and cons. There are five…

In Their Own Words: How may I help you?

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  PATRICK MCHENRY Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News recently invited Lincoln County’s elected officials and civic leaders to periodically submit guest columns to appear on our opinion page. We’ve offered them the opportunity to share, with our readers, their thoughts on a topic of their choosing.   When…

Carolina Eye Care welcomes Goldsmith

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Goldsmith Lauren Goldsmith, O.D., received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and attended Southern College of Optometry for her doctorate of optometry. Goldsmith completed a post-doctorate residency at West Tennessee Eye in Memphis, Tenn., upon which she received advanced training in the management of ocular disease, post-operative care,…