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Brett keeps battling

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It started with a simple headache. “Brett had a headache New Year’s Eve 2013,” his mother, Danielle Gideon, said in an email interview with the Times-News. “He laid around a lot during Christmas 2013…his energy level completely zapped.” Prior to the 2013 holiday season, Danielle said…

Lincoln Charter tops ranking of local schools

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Niche Public High School Rankings has released its 2015 report that ranks high schools across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The rankings are based on government and public data sets, proprietary data and opinion survey responses across a variety of topics. In Lincoln County, the following…

Wreck into home sends 2 to hospital

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Staff report An automobile struck a home at the intersection of Highway 16 North and Mundy Road in Denver early Sunday morning, resulting in two people being transported to the hospital by Lincoln County EMS, according to a press release from the Denver Fire Department. Two occupants in the residence…

New rating could mean lower premiums for homes in Howards Creek fire district

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Property owners in the Howard’s Creek volunteer fire district will have a reason to rejoice on March 1 when the department’s new insurance rating becomes effective. Chief Dusty Rudisill’s district received a rating of 5/9E from the North Carolina insurance commissioner and fire marshal. The new…

Mullen looks to build on relationships as new school board chairman

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was volunteer work with children that originally drove Lincoln County native Mark Mullen to run for a seat on the county’s Board of Education. “Volunteering with children over the years and listening to their concerns and needs motivated me to run for a seat on…

Drug sting nets 3 at city home

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department made three arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday as the result of an ongoing drug investigation. The investigation centered on a residence located at 609 Louise Avenue in Lincolnton and began after the Lincolnton Police Department received several complaints about the residence from citizens within…

Local veterans advocate to receive state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the most prestigious and respected awards bestowed upon a citizen of North Carolina. It honors those who have a proven record of service to the state and its people. Historically, the honor is conferred by the…

Business and Community development director talks plans for 2015

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Since starting her employment nearly two months ago with the City of Lincolnton, Business and Community Development director Vicki Davis has immersed herself in the local community, engaging with current and prospective business owners. “I’ve been going around in and out of the businesses, talking to…

Our Top Stories: Year in Review, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This year was a good one for news and this newspaper. By my count, we published roughly 1,000 stories in our print edition and on our website, more than 300 editorials and opinion columns and many excellent photographs. We stepped up our social media footprint and executed a…

Your Top Stories: Most viewed articles from the Lincoln Times-News website

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No. 1: Two brothers killed in car wreck (June 13) Brothers Joshua Gantt, 27, of Diamond Lane in Vale, and Casey Gantt, 23, of Sam Houser Road in Vale, died in a crash near Union Elementary School on June 12. Troopers said they received a call that the vehicle being…