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LCS volleyball team reaches fourth round

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s volleyball had never won a state playoff game heading into last weekend. The Eagles have now won three, and are two wins away from playing for a state title. Lincoln Charter traveled north of Durham towards the Virginia state line on Thursday, and won the final…

Calendar — 10-24-14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football E. Lincoln at W. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m. Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, 7:30 p.m. N. Lincoln at Lake Norman, 7:30 p.m. Maiden at W.…

Obituaries — 10-24-14

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Mary Grace Reynolds Bell Mary Grace Reynolds Bell, age 83, of Denver, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, October 27, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The…

School board violated state open meetings law

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Staff report Lincoln County Board of Education Chair Candy Burgin told members of the media that the school board has been in violation of North Carolina’s open meetings laws in its handling of school personnel matters after the adjournment of a special called meeting on Thursday. The violation came to…

NAACP voters March to the Polls

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Group describes importance of voting, even in a midterm year Staff report Across the state Thursday, numerous registered voters participated in the “Moral March to the Polls,” led by local branches of the NAACP’s Forward Together Moral Movement. According to an NAACP press release, the rallies were designed to encourage…

Candidate Survey: NC House of Representatives

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of policy questions to the candidates for District 97 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The responses from Republican incumbent Jason Saine and Democrat challenger Rosemary Hubbard are below. — M.G. If elected, what is one thing that you will do…

Cherryville police chief won’t serve prison time

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Former Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess, 61, will face no jail time after being charged in 2013 for embezzlement. According to documents from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina’s office, Burgess was charged with one count of program embezzlement after he allegedly…

No decision on LHS AD position from Board of Education

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Staff report Lincolnton High School athletics supporters who came to Thursday’s special called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education expecting a second vote on the appointment of longtime teacher and coach Cole Sigmon to the position of the school’s athletic director left the meeting empty-handed when the board…

West Lincoln ROTC cadets hold annual review

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Cadets of the Rebel Navy JROTC at West Lincoln High School moved with precision and expertise as the group lined up for its annual pass-and-review inspection on Wednesday. Lt. Cmdr. Ross Maggard watched with dignitaries like Lincolnton Mayor John Gilleland and Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Dr.…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Carla Alvarez Morse, 44, of 3570 E NC 27 Hwy in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 21 with one count each of simple assault and battery or affray and failure to comply. An unknown bond amount was set. Gina Leatherman Gantt, 50,…