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Ingles’ plans may be set aside

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Dollar General looking at new Main Street store SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One retail chain is one step closer to bringing a store to Lincolnton, while another may be taking a step back. Following the Lincolnton Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday afternoon, Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter gave an update on the…

Battle observance includes new events

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County community is invited to watch history unfold and ghost stories come to life this weekend in and around Lincolnton High School, on the ground where one a significant but not well-known battle of the American Revolution once occurred. Since the 1990s, historical re-enactors…

Soup kitchen set for annual fundraiser with ‘hunger worse right now’ than ever

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Hunger is worse right now in Lincoln County than I’ve ever seen it in 26 years,” Susan Brymer, Christian Ministry’s executive director, told the Times-News Tuesday. She hopes the nonprofit group’s annual soup kitchen fundraiser on Thursday will draw in additional money for the community’s hungry…

Rains hamper investigation into string of Vale break-ins

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a string of outbuilding break-ins that they said materialized on Mother’s Day at three Vale residences. Deputies said culprits targeted two storage units sometime after 3 a.m. Sunday at neighboring homes on N.C. 274 and one on…

Around Town — 5-16-12

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Community revival Stanley Middle School, 317 Hovis Rd. in Stanley, will host a community revival “United One Lord, One Faith, One Mission” 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Speakers will include Tom Kinman of Hickory Grove Baptist, Eddie McGinnis of Community Pentecostal, Albert Mills of Mt. Pleasant UMC, Danny Penny of…

Criminal Charges — 5-16-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Justin Edward Broyles, 27, of 1146 Park Cir. 2 in Lincolnton was charged May 12 with one count of communicating threats. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Michael Isaiah Waters, 26, of 138 Newman Ln. in Iron Station was charged May…

Howard’s ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ to feature songs of Dylan, others

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Patrons can expect a touch of folk and a Bob Dylan-inspired show if attending local musician Barrie Howard’s Blowing in the Wind event on Friday. Expect to have fun, take a trip back to the 1960s and be prepared to sing-a-long with the band, Howard advised.…

Winners of literary competition announced

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer The Arts Council of Lincoln County has chosen the 2012 winners of the Flo Robinson Literary Competition and will be celebrating them Sunday at the Cultural Center. The event is named after the late Flora Robinson, a Lincolnton resident and arts lover. Robinson died in the…

Club News — 5-16-12

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Priscilla Book Club News The Priscilla Book Club met at the Lincolnton home of Suzanne Peeler on April 18 at 3 p.m. Fourteen members were served Key lime pie and coffee. President Sarah Lantz thanked the hostess and invited the group to share news. Members received an update on honorary…

Military News — 5-16-12

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Carter completes Air Force basic training Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew N. Carter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic…