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DMV accuses Vale resident of illegally issuing licenses

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A western Lincoln County woman recently resigned from a Catawba County DMV office where she worked after she was accused of illegally issuing more than 50 driver’s licenses since the beginning of the year. The DMV’s License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Warlick Rudisill, 62, of…

Soup kitchen fundraiser

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Our View — Don’t pinch pennies with airport growth

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The city of Lincolnton is understandably looking for ways to cut expenses and avoid or at least minimize a tax increase. The exercise of trimming the budget is thus commendable, provided wise decisions are made. Walking away from matching grant funding at the airport would not be wise.  City leaders…

What’s the point of cutting SRO?

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TIM SHAIN Guest columnist In response your article on Wednesday headlined, “City cuts high school officer in split vote,” I am still trying to completely understand the positions of Larry Mac Hovis, Dr. John “Les” Cloninger and Carroll Heavner on the SRO (School Resources Officer) at Lincolnton High School. I…

Sometimes it’s hard to be nice

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I’m glad that the primary season is over and hope your favored candidate won. But could we get a “do no call list” for politicians several weeks before the general elections and could I be first to apply for it? I try to be a fairly…

City cuts high school officer in split vote

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Mayor calls move bad idea, city manager says city is mostly  reimbursed for position; council also leans toward airport pullout SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A school resource officer will not be on Lincolnton’s list of budgeted positions for the next fiscal year following a split vote by the Lincolnton City…

Ingles’ plans may be set aside

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Dollar General looking at new Main Street store SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One retail chain is one step closer to bringing a store to Lincolnton, while another may be taking a step back. Following the Lincolnton Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday afternoon, Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter gave an update on the…

Battle observance includes new events

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County community is invited to watch history unfold and ghost stories come to life this weekend in and around Lincolnton High School, on the ground where one a significant but not well-known battle of the American Revolution once occurred. Since the 1990s, historical re-enactors…

Soup kitchen set for annual fundraiser with ‘hunger worse right now’ than ever

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Hunger is worse right now in Lincoln County than I’ve ever seen it in 26 years,” Susan Brymer, Christian Ministry’s executive director, told the Times-News Tuesday. She hopes the nonprofit group’s annual soup kitchen fundraiser on Thursday will draw in additional money for the community’s hungry…