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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…

Homecoming ‘prank’ results in standing ovation

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Stories on students across the country being bullied at school have filled the headlines of newspapers, magazines and TV news stations recently, namely after the story broke about 16-year-old Whitney Kropp of Michigan who mentioned suicide after being embarrassed by classmates who jokingly nominated her for…

Public hearings: ‘Not in my back yard’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Public hearings for a storage facility and an Internet sweepstakes center drew some complaints from neighboring residents at Monday’s meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The first, a request from LandMark Self Storage to rezone property, located roughly 250 feet west of N.C. 150…

Obituaries — 10-3-12

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Charlotte Odene Wilson Hardison MAIDEN — Charlotte Odene Wilson Hardison, age 54, of Lincolnton passed away September 30, 2012 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Born October 5, 1957 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of Marie Willis Wilson and the late Lee Gordon “L.G.” Wilson Jr.…

Criminal charges — 10-3-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tyler Lewis Howe, 25, of 504 Revenur Ridge Ln. A in Hiddenite, N.C., was charged Sept. 27 with one count of conspiracy. No bond was set. Glenn Wayne Helms, 50, of 1047 Spring Valley Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 27…