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Schedules — 10/5/12

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Football West Lincoln hosts East Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton hosts Cherryville at 7:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln hosts Lake Norman Charter at 7:30 p.m. today.…

‘Krewe’ event to support YMCA camps

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   “It’s amazing; people don’t realize how many children are touched by this one event,” Krewe committee member Paula Turner told the Times-News on Thursday. Named after a New Orleans-based organizations that are featured in Mardi Gras-related festivities, the local Krewe event is back this…

Obits 10-5-12

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Peggy June Light Goodall Peggy June Light Goodall, age 61, of 408 Sherrill Farm Road in Lincolnton, went to be with the Lord following a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel…

Iron Station man sentenced in federal court for child pornography

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County man will spend at least the next 16 years behind bars for using more than one Internet account to distribute child pornography, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in the state’s Western District said. Christopher Steven Johnson, 38, of Iron Station encouraged young children…

Wolves top Mustangs in OT

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Students volunteer to battle mounting hunger

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Canned foods help Christian Ministry effort JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School’s Beta Club students recently collected more than 2,000 canned-food items for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, beating their yearly contender, the East Lincoln High School Beta Club, by nearly 1,000 cans. The rival schools compete in the…

Deputies: Stun gun needed to halt break-in suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies were forced to use a stun gun on a Lincolnton man fleeing the scene of a break-in over the weekend in southern Lincoln County, the Sheriff’s Office said. A neighbor called 911 after spotting two men breaking into an outbuilding Saturday afternoon on the 2100…

Deputy in critical condition after crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with DWI and remains in the hospital following a motorcycle wreck Sunday night in Gaston County. Deputy Matt Hovis is currently in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit at Gaston Memorial Hospital with possible head injuries,…

Charter teachers, students explain SAT surge

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer While some local high schools seemed to struggle on the Standardized Assessment Test (SATs) of the 2011-12 school year, one not only surpassed the others but excelled past its own scores from a year earlier — Lincoln Charter School. What is Lincoln Charter doing that North,…

School board District 3 candidates respond to questions

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LTN Staff reports Lincoln County voters will be deciding this fall on which candidates for a range of federal, state and local offices they want to represent them. The Lincoln Times-News is surveying those office-seekers with questions related to issues they are likely to face if elected. Their answers are…