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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 local high school football games each week. Week 12 games: Wheatmore at East Lincoln Lincolnton at Wilkes Central West Lincoln at South Iredell Cherryville at West Wilkes Avery County at Lake Norman Charter Thomasville at…

Deputies: Drugs in house lead to arrest

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sheriff’s narcotics investigators teamed up with city officers to arrest a Lincolnton man during a traffic stop Wednesday, three days after law enforcement authorities located more than 450 grams of marijuana inside his residence, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers and deputies apprehended Travis Sentell…

Suspect charged in sex offense on child

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Cherryville man is accused of being involved in multiple sex-related incidents earlier this year with an eight-year-old girl, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Joey Allen Smith Jr., 37, of 2571 Thomas Baxter Lane, Wednesday with one felony count of first-degree sexual offense…

Dalton hopes for votes in Lincolnton

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Lincoln County teams run for state championships Saturday

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Staff report Lincoln County will be represented in both the 1A and 2A classification at Saturday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association cross-country state championships at Beeson Park in Kernersville. North Lincoln, the defending 2A boys state champions, East Lincoln and Maiden’s Corbin Boyles will run the first race of…

Late hours may boost downtown retailers

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton Downtown Development Association (DDA) recently launched a new program aimed at aligning local businesses’ hours of operation with current consumer trends, hoping to boost sales in the process. BOLT (Businesses Open Late on Thursdays) Downtown kicked off last week, when more than a dozen…

Sports Briefs — 11/2/12

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LHS fan bus Lincolnton High School has chartered a bus to transport fans to and from the game at Wilkes Central today. A ticket on the bus costs $14. Tickets to the game cost $6 at the gate. The bus will leave today at 5 p.m. Contact the school at…

Fish camp celebrates 60 years by sticking to ‘roots’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Jones Fish Camp is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and owner Garrett Goodson knows exactly what to attribute its long-standing success to. “We’ve stuck to our roots,” he told the Times-News on Wednesday. Goodson’s grandfather, Bryant Jones, started the restaurant in 1952 after experiencing a…

Schedules — 11/2/12

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Football playoffs East Lincoln hosts Wheatmore at 7:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln travels to South Iredell at 7:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Wilkes Central at 7:30 p.m. today.…

Art exhibit to feature women’s creations

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “We want people to walk in and be in awe; we want to move them,” Stacy Pilkington-Smith told the Times-News on Thursday. Sharing a common theme of humans in nature, four women will bring pieces of their work together for the Interconnected art exhibit that kicks…