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Woman dies in car crash

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A Lincoln County woman died Sunday after a single-vehicle wreck in Catawba County. Ginger Herndon Williams, 29, of 2084 Shuford Road was driving toward Maiden at about 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. C.D. Berry with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Williams was traveling north on Henley Road approaching its…

County to eye debt choices

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County commissioners tonight will hear a presentation on three alternatives to raising the property tax to pay for school debt. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 7:15 tonight in the Commissioners Room at the Citizens Center. A meeting of the East Lincoln Water and Sewer District Board…

Historic church focus of meeting

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MAIDEN — The Lincoln County Historical Association is taking a show-and-tell approach in its quest to engage residents in the area’s history. The Association’s quarterly meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Maiden. All residents — regardless if they’re…

Emergency management leader dies

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James Robert “Bob” Willis, coordinator of Lincoln County Emergency Management for 30 years, died Thursday. Willis headed up Emergency Management from 1963 to 1993 and was coordinator during the civil defense period, during which a nationwide system of fallout shelters was created. In 1989, Gov. James Martin conferred upon Willis…

Middle schools sweep awards

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Lincoln County middle schools had a lot to brag about at this month’s Board of Education meeting. The county has won three separate regional titles for middle schools, including Team of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Superintendent of the Year. Lincoln County competes in a region that has…

Students mold habitat

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Herman Stroup from Stroup Lawn Care helps Lincolnton Charter School students (left to right) Dereck Sherrill and Nathan Berryhill fill a trail with gravel. The new trail leads from the Charter School to a wetland habitat. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Lincolnton Charter School students Wednesday picked up shovels and…

Chamber previews upcoming events

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In an attempt to get the community more aware, the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will start to hold media conferences quarterly. The first meeting was held Thursday. Christina Arlow, with Translations, Plus speaks on Leadership Lincoln, an upcoming program. Jenny Walling/ Lincoln Times-News The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce previewed…

Lukach named to new training post

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Lincolnton Police have named an 18-year veteran of the force as the department’s new crime prevention and training officer. Lt. Kent Lukach said his goal in the position is to expand and improve the department’s training. He also wants to continue the LPD’s current crime prevention programs and add new…

Searching for the right words

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Ashley Huffman searches for a book to check out at North Brook Elementary School’s library. Her school will receive thousands of new books due to a grant from the Library Services and Technology Association. See the full story on page one. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News…

Former pastor faces sex charges

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The former pastor of an eastern Lincoln County church was arrested on sex charges last week in Yadkin County. The Rev. Ted Eugene Hendrix, 65, of Denver is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, incest and crime against nature, according to police Chief Tim Parks of the Yadkinville Police…