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Convicts get a second chance

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Work release program helps inmates get back into society ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Excel Manufacturing is doing more than welding landscaping trailers and textile handling equipment. The business started just after World War II and was, at one time, a furniture manufacturer. Plant manager Robbie Eurey has worked for the…

Candidate Survey: Board of Commissioners

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of questions to candidates for Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners related to their policy stances and motivation for running for office. The responses from Republicans Bill Beam and Martin Oakes and Democrat Adam Long are listed below. — M.G. Why are you…

Spirit Week at LHS

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Board of Elections proposes new early voting plan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County may see yet another change to its early voting schedule. In a regularly scheduled Board of Elections meeting on Tuesday, the board voted 2-1 to submit a new early voting schedule to the North Carolina State Board of Elections for approval. The new proposal…

Scouts work to help those in need locally, regionally

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer When Sonya Abernathy heard about a Secret Santa project taking place in Newport News, Virginia, she was inspired to help. As the Cub Master for Boy Scout Pack 81, she knew the perfect people to help her. Little did she know, when she started the project,…

Scout partners with Lowe’s Home Improvement

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Around Town

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Revival Liberty Tabernacle at 161 Shell Street Lincolnton will be holding revival with guest speaker Brother Joe Midyette Oct. 16, 17 and 18, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Come expecting to receive. Quilters meeting The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the James Warren Citizen…

Newspaper column helps man find his grandfather

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about Adolphus Travis, who wore a wooden leg made by one of his neighbors. I thought this was an interesting story, but I had no idea it would lead me to another column. Approximately a week after my column…

First same-sex couples wed in Lincoln County

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Asheville judge’s ruling strikes down NC same-sex marriage ban ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Two Denver men made history Monday morning, becoming the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Lincoln County. For Tom Taylor and his husband, Scott Mical, the opportunity to exchange wedding vows in their home state…

Industries made big gains in ‘13

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With Industry Appreciation Month underway, the Lincoln Economic Development Association has worked diligently to share the importance and accomplishments of the local industry and manufacturing sector. The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have declared October as Industry Appreciation Month for the past 11 years. This…