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Drug suspect roundup continues

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Raid targets street-level dealer suspects JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies have rounded up roughly 40 area street-level drug trafficking suspects since Operation “Route 66” commenced Wednesday morning across Lincoln County. The fourth and largest round-up in county history had suspects pouring into the magistrate’s office throughout the day on charges…

School board threatens to censure Houser

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Use of private records by campaign draws scrutiny FRANK TAYLOR Lincoln Times-News A Lincoln County Board of Education member is set to face voters on Election Day while still under the threat of censure from fellow board members. Following allegations that board member Tommy Houser improperly used school employee personnel…

Community unites against racist vandalism

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Area residents told the Times-News Thursday that they were offended and outraged after vandals spray-painted a racial slur earlier this week on a power supply box for a railroad arm grade crossing on Carolina Mill Circle in Lincolnton. Due to the offensiveness of the words written,…

Jenkins unopposed for Board of Education District 4

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LTN Staff reports The Lincoln Times-News has surveyed candidates for federal, state and local offices this fall, publishing their answers to a range of questions on important issues. Today’s edition provides a final set of responses from the candidate for the Lincoln County Board of Education District 4 seat. Tony…

Partnership plans Vale ‘Spooktacular’ event

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer In hopes of drawing awareness to the importance of the first 2,000 days of a child’s life, while getting area residents in the Halloween spirit, the Partnership for Children of Lincoln and Gaston counties will host its fourth Family Spooktacular this weekend. Last year, about 2,000…

Wanted: Great recipes

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Times-News staff report It’s that time of year again. The Lincoln Times-News is accepting entries for its annual recipe contest and a few submissions have already been received. However, the deadline is fast approaching and the newspaper wishes to extend a warm invitation for all the talented chefs in our…

Rebels ready for first ever soccer playoff appearance

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The West Lincoln Rebels varsity soccer team has found itself in unfamiliar territory. The Rebels are making their first trip to the soccer playoffs in school history after a third-place finish in the 2A standings in the 1A/2A split Southern Piedmont Conference. The Rebels won three…

Teams meet in final season games today

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Wolves host Rebels, Mustangs battle Ironmen for perfect record MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Game of the Week: West Lincoln Rebels (5-5, 3-3 SPC) at Lincolnton Wolves (5-5, 4-2 SPC) The West Lincoln Rebels and the Lincolnton Wolves both have enough wins to get them into the North Carolina High School…

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 each Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference football game each week. Week 11 games: West Lincoln at Lincolnton Cherryville at East Lincoln North Lincoln at Bessemer City Highland Tech at Lake Norman Charter Draughn at Maiden Wild…

Around Town — 10-26-12

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FRIDAY Singing Convention The Lincoln County Singing Convention will 5 p.m. for a covered dish dinner at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, followed by singing 7-9 p.m. For more information, call (704) 276-1529. SATURDAY Community breakfast Daniel Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will…