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Ugandan Thunder enjoys local fellowship

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A stroll through the gymnasium of Love Memorial Elementary school early Friday afternoon found it full of children playing. Some were sitting on the bleachers reading. What made this different than any other day is that these weren’t students from the school.…

Editor’s Note — New Democratic chair facing an uphill battle

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  I don’t envy Tommy Huskey. The new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party has his work cut out for him. The party still holds power inside Lincolnton’s city limits, but the county is as Republican as Republican can be. Undoubtedly, one of Huskey’s goals is to change that…

NC Works Job Listings

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                You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center,…

Water and sewer focus of county budget talks

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      ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a budget workshop on Wednesday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center focused on funding and policy for county water and sewer, water treatment and the landfill. Public works director Don Chamblee and county…

Public support bolsters new YMCA pavilion

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   An outdoor pavilion has been added to the Camp Creekside Outdoor Recreation Center at the YMCA in Lincolnton, providing shelter from the elements to families and campers alike. “This YMCA will enter its 15th year in 2016,” Executive Director Bart Cape said.…

Obituaries — 4-17-15

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  Robert Clarence ‘Bob’ Black Mr. Robert Clarence “Bob” Black, 85, of 2901 Wesleyan Church Road in Lincolnton, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his residence. Bob was born in Gaston County on July 15, 1929 a son of the late Clarence David Black and Faye Grigg Black.…

Mustangs shut out Bunker Hill, take half-match lead in SD-7

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News East Lincoln’s Sierra Gilley battles for possession with a player from Bunker Hill during their match on Thursday.   RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor   DENVER — Defense has been a focus for East Lincoln this season, and after giving up six clean yet empty…

Community rallies around 6-year-old cancer patient

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   It was in November when teachers noticed something might be wrong with Braylon Beam. The 6-year-old kindergartner at Rock Springs Elementary School kept having to move closer to the Smart Board to see, and eventually it became so concerning to teachers Meg Carpenter…

Hit and run driver crashes into school bus

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  Staff report   A school bus carrying 27 children was rear-ended at the intersection of Rock Dam Road and Highway 27 West late Wednesday afternoon. Jeffrey Wayne Powers, of 2279 Fulton Trail in Lincolnton, was the driver of a green 1997 GMC pickup truck that fled the scene. Powers…

City water, sewer hikes imminent

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   As Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory puts the final touches on the first draft of the city’s 2015-16 budget, it’s become clear that the city will face its first hike in water and sewer rates in five years. “As we stand right…