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County to consider gaming center regulation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   County commissioners will consider regulating Internet sweepstakes gaming operations during tonight’s board meeting. Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins will present a suggested amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance, defining electronic gaming centers as “as any business enterprise where persons utilize electronic machines to conduct…

Witness describes fatal crash on NC 150

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident Joni Stone still trembles when her mind flashes back to the deadly scene she encountered after a vehicle crashed into a tree across the street from her residence Thursday evening along N.C. 150, she told the Times-News on Friday. William Franklin Baker, 56, of 202…

Mini-society Camp auction

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Around Town — 8-6-12

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VBS South River Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, call (980) 241-0669. U12 baseball tryouts The Carolina Grizzlies 12 and under select baseball team will hold tryouts for the fall season 6 p.m. Tuesday and Aug.…

Deputies: Couple lost $6K to phone scam

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A scam artist living in Montreal, Canada, pretended to be an eastern Lincoln County couple’s family friend in order to swindle them out of more than $6,000 last month, deputies said. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office administered an agency press release late last…

Teachers find new curriculum rewarding for young students

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   As Lincoln County schools prepare to see changes in curriculum in the upcoming school year, two elementary school teachers who have already incorporated the changes into their classrooms over the last two years, talked last week with the Times-News about Common Core State Standards…

National Night Out set for Tuesday observation

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County will join with nearly 20 neighborhood communities Tuesday to celebrate the nation’s 29th annual National Night Out event and make a visible stand against crime. A total of 17 Lincolnton neighborhoods, up from last year’s 10, plan to participate in this week’s…

Remembering the Old Tin Lizzie

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I am always amazed at how, throughout history, many times seemingly insignificant events become major happenings as time goes on. For instance: Take the invention of the Model T Ford automobile in 1908. The Model T ws not the first car made but it became America’s car for two reasons.…

Criminal Charges 8-6-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Bobby Carroll Lovelace, 63, of 209 E. Dixon St. in Lincolnton was charged July 31 with one count of failure to comply. A $2,000 cash bond was set. Ryan Rudy Elledge, 19, of 4060 Fallen Pine Rd. in Sherrills Ford, was…

Obits 8-6-12

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Jackson Scott Miller VALE — Jackson Scott Miller, infant son of Dustin and Sable Cranford Miller of Vale, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Stony Miller and maternal grandfather Jackson Cranford. Loved ones left to cherish…