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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.…

Woman, children injured in wreck

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The driver of this car had to be flown to CMC after a single-vehicle wreck in eastern Lincoln County. An Iron Station woman is in fair condition today at Carolinas Medical Center following a wreck Friday afternoon. Laura Mason, 37, of 5181 Arden Gate Drive, was flown to CMC in…

High winds rip trees, cut power

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High winds ripped through Lincoln County Sunday night causing widespread damage and knocking out power to some residents. “There should be widespread damage across the county,” said Bill Hoover, shift supervisor for Lincoln County Communications. “It was from (N.C.) 16 to (N.C.) 18.” Officials estimated that wind gusts reached up…

Schools to add teachers, Staff

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There was good news and bad news. The school system has no additional state cuts to their budget for the next school year, but cuts from previous years remain in place. “It’s better news than we’ve had the last two years, even though the cuts are still there,” said Superintendent…