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Belk stores tackle heart disease

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A regional department store is working to raise awareness for the leading cause of death in the country — heart disease. Belk stores in 16 states across the South are hosting a variety of in-store events and activities during the month of February, and…

Obituaries — 2-12-14

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Melvin Carpenter Melvin Fonzo Carpenter, 59, of 221 New Bethel Church Road, Lawndale, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. Born April 6, 1954 in Burke County, he was a son of the late Fonzo Swaford Carpenter and Ellen Bumgardner Carpenter. He worked for Shaw…

February is Dental Health Month

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  AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist   Did you know Dental Decay is the most common untreated chronic childhood illness but also one of the most easily preventable? The American Dental Association sponsors this month to remind everyone of the importance of a healthy mouth! Good habits start at an early…

Candidates get on the campaign trail

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News        Incumbent David Carpenter files to run for a second term as Lincoln County Sheriff at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office in Lincolnton on Monday.   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County leaders have filed to run in the 2014 elections since…

Here comes the snow

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writers   With winter weather on the minds of both Lincoln County residents and a majority of individuals living within the Carolinas and surrounding Southeastern states this week, city and county agencies have prepared themselves for the worst, ready to handle any potential emergency…

SHP gives names of couple hurt in wreck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Troopers have released the names of a Cherryville couple rushed to two different area hospitals Friday following a three-car collision near Lincolnton. Both Tyson Gidney, 40, and Holly Gidney, 35, were injured in the wreck, which occurred at the intersection of Laboratory Road and…

Don’t forget something for your sweetheart

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    Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       Joy Miller arranges a table of Valentine’s Day gifts on Monday in Cupid’s Corner, a Bi-Lo satellite located next to Court Street Grille on the square in Lincolnton. The location is open until 7 p.m. Friday.  …

Man faces charges for sex with minor

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  Ambrosio-Gorgonio   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man appeared in district court Monday morning for raping a teen girl last year, deputies said. Jose Freddy Ambrosio-Gorgonio, 32, of 7500 Palm Tree Drive in Vale, was charged Friday with three felony counts of statutory rape/sexual offense…

Around Town — 2-12-14

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TODAY Children’s artwork display A Place to Grow in Lincolnton will display artwork from children involved in the organization’s program during a special gallery exhibit through Feb. 28 in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries at the Cultural Center. An opening reception will be at 9:30 a.m. including a silent…

Denver church to hold cook-off to benefit paralyzed man

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       Dustin Leatherman in his home in Newton.   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   Dustin Leatherman has been paralyzed from the chest down for more than a decade due to an ATV accident in 2002. At the time of the incident, the Newton man had…