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Results — 6/18/12

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American Legion baseball Asheville defeated Cherryville 6-5 in 11 innings on Friday. Caldwell County defeated Cherryville 14-1 on Saturday. Cherryville defeated Burke County 9-2 on Sunday.…

Schedules — 6/18/12

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American Legion baseball Cherryville Post 100 travels to Asheville at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lincoln County hosts the Gaston Braves at 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Lincoln.…

On the set in Laboratory

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  Crew shoots TV series at historic mill SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Cameras rolled, lights glared and fake rain fell as television crews were in town late last week for production on ­Banshee, a new show from HBO-television that is slated to air on Cinemax in 2013. As the Times-News…

State law forcing county to redo vote on ordinance

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   During its meeting tonight, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will revisit an ordinance, on which it previously split, requiring special events and mass gatherings to obtain permits. At the board’s last regular meeting, commissioners voted 4-1 to approve an the ordinance, following discussion…

Hospice patient makes an amazing recovery

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident and former Mohican Mills worker Johnie Mullins was placed under hospice care late last year with little hope for recovery, but her dramatic health improvements in the last six months have stunned caretakers and medical professionals alike. “They just didn’t expect me…

Campers from Carolina Cross Connection to lend hand in Lincoln Co.

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting this week and for four other weeks throughout the summer, North Carolina nonprofit group Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) will be building wheelchair ramps and completing other service projects for residents in and around Lincoln County. This year also marks the organization’s 25th year…

Local radon cases prompt class on gas’ dangers

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   It doesn’t matter if the home is new or old, it’s what’s underneath in the soil that’s the trouble; most of us can’t tell those things, County Cooperative Extension Agent Leigh Guth explained to the Times-News last week. Guth has been working with the…

Criminal Charges 6-18-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Jamie Adell Perkins, 24, of 1324 Highland Bluff Ct. in Lincolnton was charged June 13 with one count of injury to personal property. A $2,500 bond was set. Miranda Danielle Darty, 25, of 705 Landers Chapel Rd. in Lincolnton…

The rest is history

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor If this country had a different type of government — for instance a dictatorship or a monarchy — having a rising generation of citizens who didn’t know much about their own country’s past wouldn’t be a major problem. It might even keep the peace better. But…

Betty Short Bennett

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  Betty Short Bennett, 75, of 994 Pointview Lane died June 16,2012 at her residence. She was born in Gaston Co. on Jan 3, 1937, a daughter of the late Roland and Becky Trammell Short. Mrs. Bennett was a retired health care aid; member of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church and…