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Candidate Survey: U.S. House District 10

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of seven questions to candidates running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 10 seat: incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry and challengers Jeff Gregory and Albert Wiley Jr. Their responses are listed below.   If you could introduce one…

NCPA Awards: Michael Gebelein, First Place, Editorials

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The editorials below, written by Managing Editor Michael Gebelein, won first place in the North Carolina Press Association 2015 editorial contest.   Our View — This isn’t Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem might think he speaks for Lincoln County. He doesn’t. But the reality is that, as…

Times-News wins 2 awards in NCPA contest

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Staff report The Lincoln Times-News received two awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2015 NCPA News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest. Senior Writer Phil Perry won second place in the sports features category for his story about Lincolnton resident Richard Smith, a former professional baseball player who, for a short…

School board member Cathy Davis endorses Carney for state senate

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County Schools board member Cathy Davis announced her endorsement Wednesday night for Mooresville resident Chris Carney in the District 44 state senate race. Davis, the executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center, said frustration with local and state leadership led to her September decision to…

Candidates take stances at East Lincoln forum

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Ten local politicians took center stage at the East Lincoln Community Center on Tuesday, handling questions related to education, growth and the county’s animal shelter at Lincoln County’s first candidates forum of this election cycle. Participants included all three local state senate candidates and seven of…

Kings Mountain man charged with stealing from employer

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Staff report A Kings Mountain man has been charged with stealing from his Charlotte employer. Lincolnton Police Department detective Tony Potts charged Brian Keith Gibson, 48, of 148 Crown Court, with two counts of felony larceny by an employee for allegedly using a company gas card for personal purchases in…

Chick-fil-A coming to Lincoln County

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Chick-fil-A has submitted plans to the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department with the intentions of opening a new restaurant in Denver. Planning Director Andrew Bryant hasn’t received a permit yet from the company, though that is expected by the end of March. The restaurant would…

Trees fall on lines across county, contribute to power loss

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer As Lincoln County fell under storm and tornado warnings for much of the day on Wednesday, electricity outages across the county were mostly remedied by 11 p.m. Duke Energy reported two locations in the eastern portion of the county without power and 147 customers affected at…

Deputies: Woman tried to smuggle drugs into jail inside Bible

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Staff report A Gaston County woman has been charged with trying to smuggle contraband inside a Bible to an inmate in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Captain Tim Johnson said a Bible was brought to the Detention Center for inmate Brandon Jackson Kirby, 34,…

Lincolnton to receive $100k in state grant money

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer Lincolnton will receive nearly $100,000 in grant money from the state to revitalize downtown. “Thriving downtowns are the lifeblood of local economies across North Carolina,” Gov. McCrory said in a press release. “These downtown revitalization grants will help transform Main Streets into points of pride that…