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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…

Local talent takes to the stage this weekend

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Local talent will take to the stage this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For the third year the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will offer cash awards to area singers. The weekend of music will begin Friday night at 7:30 with An Old Fashioned Variety Show in the reception hall of…

Grants boost school libraries, thousands of new books replace old volumes

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Joshua Hall, a North Brook Elementary School student, reads one of the new books he wants to check out. His school, along with Rock Springs Elementary, Union Elementary and West Lincoln High School received large grants to go toward new books. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News North Brook Elementary School’s…

LMC volunteers more meals

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Lincoln Medical Center has a lot on its plate now that the amount of meals it provides for Christian Ministry has doubled. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News “No one else in Lincoln County is capable of doing this number of meals at this quality,” said Mitzi Williams, the coordinator of…

Historic letters found in attic

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May 29, 1861. “I hasten to write you a few lines to inform you that I am in good health at present. It is rumored in Lincolnton that we had a fight at this place – I am happy to inform you that is not the case, but we are…

Police to form lodge

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Lincoln law enforcement officers have always had to travel to Gaston County for their local Fraternal Order of Police meetings. Now, some members are working to start up a local lodge here. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 85 will be one of 304,000 lodges nationwide, said…

Cheer

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Lincolnton High School cheerleader Christen Behling tries to keep up the spirits of the crowd in a close, but losing game against Shelby on Feb. 19.…