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Project to preserve historic accounts

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Joel Thomas’ scout project records conversations with WW2 veterans AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Fourteen-year-old Joel Thomas is taking his interest in history to new heights with a service project he hopes will help him become an Eagle Scout, he said. Thomas is interviewing World War II veterans, some of whom…

Denver couple among NC delegation to RNC

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Republican National Convention in Tampa officially wrapped up Thursday night, with Mitt Romney formally accepting his party’s nomination during a speech before the gathered delegates from across the country. In that crowd were Lincoln County’s own Susanne and Jerry Sellers of Denver. Susanne Sellers,…

Court Street Grille to expand into Catawba

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Court Street Grille has been a staple of downtown Lincolnton since it opened in 2003. Now, owner Osama Yousef is looking to expand on the restaurant’s success by opening a second location in Catawba County. Yousef told the Times-News on Wednesday that he expects the…

Wright takes interim helm at Arts Council

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Over the last three weeks, Kae Wright has been a busy woman. The wife, mother and grandmother has been standing in for the Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) as its interim Director. Wright is filling up her to-do list, as she works on…

Obituaries — 8-31-12

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Gilmer Woodruff ‘Buddy’ Caudill Jr. Mr. Gilmer Woodruff “Buddy” Caudill Jr., age 73, of 4740 Westwinds Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,…

Habitat grows with each contribution

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I was a secret hoarder. It ended when the closet door wouldn’t close. I hoarded cloth, patterns, buttons, thread and lace. I could close my eyes and see all this in dresses, coats, curtains and draperies. But the hoard didn’t turn into dresses, coats, curtains and…

Around Town — 8-31-12

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Church banquet Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will present “A Portrait of Faithfulness,” a banquet in recognition of leaders honoring Mr. J.T. Rendleman of Mt. Holly, a Trustee and member of Gold Hill’s church family, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Faith Baptist Church, 5180 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station. …

Sheriff issues tips for enjoying a safe Labor Day weekend

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Due to the anticipation of increased congestion along the roadways this holiday weekend, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has issued the public a number of safety tips. Sheriff David Carpenter encouraged drivers to keep a vigilant eye along all areas of the roadway where they’re traveling,…

Cherryville could use some rain

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The city of Cherryville has implemented its water-shortage policy due to the lack of recent rainfall. Interim City Manager Jeff Cash issued at notice on Wednesday saying the city’s water supply, Indian Creek, had “suffered reduced amounts of flow” over the last week. As a result,…

Criminal charges — 8-31-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Mary Faye Castillo, 31, of 1940 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 26 with one count of failure to comply. A $435 cash bond was set. Joseph Keith Bradshaw, 26, of 360 Grandview Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Aug.…