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Criminal Charges — 10-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wesley Todd Bowen, 27, of 1677 Shoal Road in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 14 with one count each of driving while license revoked and display expired registration plate. A $500 bond was set. Nicole Leigh Lane, 27, 3512 Crawley Higgens Avenue…

Around Town — 10-17-14

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SATURDAY Crouse/Jenkins Reunion The Crouse/ Jenkins Family reunion will be at the Pumpkin Center Club House from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 2244. Bluegrass and BBQ First Baptist Church of High Shoals at 600 N. Lincoln Street in…

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…