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Snow, sleet, freezing rain expected across NC

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  Lincoln Co. Schools releasing students early Staff and wire reports RALEIGH — School systems in parts of North Carolina began altering Friday’s class schedule and work crews treated roads in advance of another winter storm expected to coat the state with some snow and ice. The National Weather Service…

Famed UFO researcher George Fawcett dies

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Internationally known UFO researcher, George D’Espard Fawcett III, of Lincolnton, passed away Sunday after nearly a decade of battling Alzheimer’s disease, but his unprecedented legacy and lifetime of accomplishments remain fresh in the minds of his friends, family and the international UFO community. “It’s a…

Deputies: Traffic stop nets tire thieves

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County deputies locked up a Burke County man and woman, accused of stealing tires from a Cleveland County residence, following a traffic stop Wednesday morning on N.C. 18, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Michael Allen Bumgarner, 27, of 5387 Old N.C. 18…

Savoring the taste of pie

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Group seeking to plan region’s growth hosts open house on Monday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   An initiative to help plan the region’s future growth will be hosting an open house on Monday to seek the input of Lincoln County residents. The three-year “CONNECT Our Future” project is being driven by a group of more than 100 participating local governments,…

Citizens rally against abortion

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  Prayer vigil marks 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “The most dangerous place today is in the mother’s womb,” Lincolnton resident George LaFave told the Times-News Tuesday night at an anti-abortion candlelight prayer service at the Lincoln County courthouse. “They (unborn babies) are casualties…

Study reveals state, local voting trends

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s voter turnout for the 2012 election was in the top half of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to a detailed analysis released Tuesday. Conducted by Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan election-reform group, the voter-participation study is based on data provided by the…

Business development services company setting up shop in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new multimedia communications firm will soon be locating an office in Lincolnton, with plans to help boost the area’s economic growth. Vyzion Business Development Services, which was started more than three years ago in Raleigh by Greg and Stephanie Bailey, will have a…

Troopers charge Denver man with hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   State Troopers said they charged a Denver man for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident in the county Saturday night after Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in his attic. Anthony Pacitto, 40, of 7616 West Berkely Road, faces one count each of careless and…

Symphony of brotherhood

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