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Obituaries — 8-20-12

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Samuel Franklin Angel DALLAS, N.C. — Samuel Franklin Angel, SMSgt (Ret), 76, of Dallas, N.C., died Thursday, August 16, 2012. Mr. Angel was born November 20, 1935 in Gaston County. He was the son of the late Samuel Elbert Angel and Martha Fisher Johnston. He was preceded in death by…

Police explain secrecy surrounding murder case

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SBI advised investigators to keep details hidden until trial JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While police originally kept tight-lipped about details surrounding this summer’s murder case, involving slain Lincolnton couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, in order to keep potential witnesses from being “tainted,” investigators say they now are remaining mum on…

Suspect in hold-up arrested

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police placed a Lincolnton man, accused of using a handgun to threaten a man at a city hotel this past spring, behind bars Thursday. Warren Lamont Stowe, 19, of 413 Jennings Street, was jailed for one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon for flashing…

Dining on local bounty in Denver

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Annual event moves east AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Farm City Week rolls on, as another event came to a close Wednesday night at Rock Springs Elementary in Denver. “Dinner in Denver” was a sold-out meal that drew in 85 local residents who had the chance to try catered dining from…

Hydac breaks ground for new plant

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Hydac North America broke ground on its lot in the Airlie Business Park in Denver on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first company to do so. “It takes some courage to be the first,” Tom Anderson, board chair of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, said when opening…

Middle-school teachers prepare for new students and curriculum

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “There is this misconception that teachers get the summer off, but we’re still working — researching and making sure we’re using effective teaching methods with our classes,” said Stacy McClain, seventh-grade English Language Arts and social studies teacher at Lincolnton Middle School. “We’re definitely still doing…

Duo tied to car battery larcenies detained in Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested a Mecklenburg County man and a Cabarrus County teen this month on accusations they stole more than 100 used vehicle batteries from a Wal-Mart store in the central part of the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies served Ulysses Evans, 25, of…

Cancer center set to open Mon.

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Gastonia-based CaroMont Health’s new Lincoln Cancer Center will officially open to patients on Monday. As the Times-News previously reported, the 5,500-square-foot facility, located at 440 McAlister Road in Lincolnton, will provide radiation oncology treatment and services to Lincoln County residents, thereby reducing the amount of travel…

Retirement: Busy days or idle ways

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I envy those who make plans and keep them after retirement. They deserve a lot of respect. They say they’re going to redecorate the house, travel the globe, live at the beach, play golf whenever, go wherever and do whatever they want to do. And most…

Sports Briefs — 8/17/12

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East Lincoln Annual Golf Tournament The East Lincoln High School Sports Boosters will hold their annual golf tournament on September 15, with proceeds to benefit East Lincoln High School’s athletic programs and facilities. The year’s tournament will be held at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Denver with a 1 p.m.…