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Tax chief to retire at end of month

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County Tax Administrator Madge Huffman will be stepping down from her post, effective Sept. 28, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the office of County Manager George Wood. Huffman submitted her resignation to Wood and Board of Commissioners Chairman Alex Patton late…

State Senate candidates respond to questions

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Lincoln County voters will be deciding this fall on which candidates for a range of federal, state and local offices they want to represent them. The Lincoln Times-News is surveying those office-seekers with questions related to issues they are likely to face if elected. Their answers will be published in…

Stormy forecast moves Obama speech indoors; could keep local attendees out

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Fewer Lincoln County residents who had been looking forward to hearing President Barack Obama speak on Thursday may be able to attend after concerns about the weather have forced Democratic National Convention organizers to move the event indoors to a faciilty with less seating. While most of the week’s activities…

Criminal charges — 9-5-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Donovan Kyle Ramseur, 20, of 4160 HE Propst Rd. in Maiden was charged Sept. 1 with one count of driving while license revoked. A $500 secured bond was set. Christopher Kelly Leonard, 42, of 7275 W. N.C. 27 in Vale was…

Registered sexual offender charged with giving false address

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigators recently locked up a sex offender accused of not living at his registered address. Detectives learned about the situation on Friday after Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Johnson, head of Criminal Investigations, visited the address Elvis Dwayne Setzer had registered with the Sheriff’s…

College night welcomes students, parents to think about future

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer High school students and parents interested in attending college will meet at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton tonight as they research what’s next after graduation. “College Night” will feature 80 schools, most of which are located in the state, though a few from Virginia, South Carolina…

Bluegrass festival starts Thursday in West Lincoln

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Catawba Valley Music Revival will be hosting a fundraising festival this week to bring in the fall season and the 40th Apple Festival, which is later this month. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival will be in western Lincoln County for…

Lincolnton soccer readies for tough Southern Piedmont Conference play

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton Wolves men’s varsity soccer team has high hopes for the 2012 season. The team exited the playoffs in the third round in 2011 and has 11 seniors on its roster, along with several younger players who are already making an impact on the field.…

Players of the Week: Week 3

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Lincolnton Wolves Offense: Sophomore fullback Darian Roseboro carried the ball 25 times for 138 yards and four touchdowns on Friday. Defense: Junior linebacker Tanner Cantrell led the Lincolnton defense in tackles against Lake Norman Charter. East Lincoln Mustangs Offense: Senior running back Marquis Pharr carried the ball 15 times for…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Through Week 3

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Rushing (Team): West Lincoln, 143-1,008 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL), 80-561 yards, three touchdowns Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 59-84-0 1,062 yards, nine touchdowns Receiving: Jesse Earnhardt (EL) 17-330 yards, three touchdowns Points For: East Lincoln, 144 Points Allowed: West Lincoln 44…