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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…

Lions help screen young eyes

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Civic club volunteers help to check students’ vision AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Elementary school children in three Lincoln County schools may soon be seeing more clearly thanks to vision screenings provided by the Lincolnton Lions Club this week. Battleground, G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder elementary schools hosted the club…

Obituaries — 11-2-12

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Burgin Wilson Goodson Burgin Wilson Goodson, age 91, of the Brian Center and formerly of 3681 Goodson Road in Maiden, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. His funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Matthews and Rev. Robert Combs officiating. Burial…

Reader’s Forum — 11-2-12

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Romney not candidate who’s anti-women Partisan Democrats, including recent letter writer Janet Taylor, jumped on the “binder full of women” phrase from the second presidential debate to charge Mitt Romney as sexist and anti-women. Elected officials routinely seek resumes of qualified people to fill positions. Does Taylor prefer filling these…

Cotton picking time was fair time, too

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m not the only one around who remembers the cotton picking days of October and the corn shucking evenings of November. These times are not among my best childhood memories, but they linger and when someone brings them to mind I can offer as many tales…

Around Town — 11-2-12

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FRIDAY Extension workshop Reservations are payable by today for Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s upcoming workshop “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The class will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Extension office, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, and again 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield…

Cold weather difficult for animals at county shelter

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Home to more than 200 animals — consisting mostly of dogs and cats — the Lincoln County Animal Shelter’s residents are crowded and cold. Noticing a definite increase in the amount of dogs brought in this year, along with the always-high number of cats without homes,…

City, county honored for quality drinking water

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Both Lincolnton and Lincoln County were recently honored for surpassing state and federal drinking-water standards. Municipalities across the state were announced by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources as having reached this distinction in August. “Only 35 public systems in North Carolina received…