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Revival Liberty Tabernacle at 161 Shell Street Lincolnton will be holding revival with guest speaker Brother Joe Midyette Oct. 16, 17 and 18, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Come expecting to receive. Quilters meeting The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the James Warren Citizen…

Newspaper column helps man find his grandfather

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about Adolphus Travis, who wore a wooden leg made by one of his neighbors. I thought this was an interesting story, but I had no idea it would lead me to another column. Approximately a week after my column…

OUR VIEW — A victory for liberty

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The first same-sex marriages in Lincoln County history took place on Monday. When the dust settles, when — like all civil rights reforms — the new changes become the cultural norm, both liberals and conservatives will recognize that the ruling that struck down North Carolina’s discriminatory constitutional same-sex marriage ban,…

Reader’s Forum

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Sykes will be missed Just over 20 years ago, I, as administrator of Lincoln County Hospital, recruited Dr. Paul Sykes to this community. Medical staff by-laws required strict reviews of all physicians wishing to obtain admitting privileges at Lincoln County Hospital. Upon completion of his review, it was determined that…

First same-sex couples wed in Lincoln County

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Asheville judge’s ruling strikes down NC same-sex marriage ban ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Two Denver men made history Monday morning, becoming the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Lincoln County. For Tom Taylor and his husband, Scott Mical, the opportunity to exchange wedding vows in their home state…

Industries made big gains in ‘13

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With Industry Appreciation Month underway, the Lincoln Economic Development Association has worked diligently to share the importance and accomplishments of the local industry and manufacturing sector. The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have declared October as Industry Appreciation Month for the past 11 years. This…

Board of Education approves final specs for Asbury redesign

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education reviewed the proposed final design drawings for the construction of the new Asbury Alternative School building at a meeting Tuesday night. The school board partnered with R.J. Leeper Construction Company earlier this year to work on the $2 million project. According…

Domination

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Knights thump North Iredell RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — One word described North Lincoln’s performance on Friday. Dominant. Trey Freeman set the tone by returning the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, and he and J-Mo Thompson scored two touchdowns each as the Knights had little trouble…

Roseboro commits to NCSU

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Darian Roseboro will be staying close to home after all. The Lincolnton High four-start defensive end announced he has committed to N.C. State via Twitter over the weekend. The announcement ended close to a two-week period in which Roseboro re-opened his recruiting after decommitting from Michigan…

Wolves, Mustangs pick up SD-7 wins

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Red Devils score late to down Rebels LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS CATAWBA — Lincolnton got touchdown runs from three different players in the first half and built a 20-point halftime advantage en route to a 29-16 win at Bandys in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference game on Friday. Darian Roseboro…