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Lincolnton Democrat files for commissioner

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  Staff report   The competition continues to grow in the Lincoln County Commissioner race. Lincolnton resident and Democrat Adam S. Long filed Wednesday for one of two seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Long is the first Democrat to file for election in the county this year.…

Woman’s faith helps others get back on their feet

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writers   Sheryl Dorsey, founder and director of King’s Daughters’ Ministry in Stanley, knew the heartache of homelessness and abuse before God called her to open up a home for hurting women. Having grown up in a broken household, she was later placed by the…

From Vale with Love

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    WoodMill Winery inks deal with Shanghai distributor ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A local winery is gaining recognition in the international market for its beverages. WoodMill Winery in Vale is shipping its first international order today to Shanghai, China. Opening its doors in 2006, WoodMill Winery is a…

Tip leads to pot grow operation

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  Williams   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A call to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Drug Tip Line resulted in the arrest Tuesday morning of a Stanley man accused of operating an indoor marijuana grow operation, deputies said. Narcotics investigators first responded to a southeastern county apartment on Dartwood Lane…

Abandoned mill catches fire again

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Lincolnton firefighter received head injuries while responding to a Sunday morning fire at an abandoned, condemned textile mill, fire officials said. The firefighter was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln for treatment after Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said part of the…

Commissioners hear of need for voting equipment investment, county water plant expansion

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       A pipe gallery in the Lincoln County Water Treatment facility on Tree Farm Road.   ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer   Lincoln County Commissioners learned that the county will need to increase its funding to keep citizens voting at their meeting Monday night. Lincoln County…

Students won’t have to make up snow days

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  Staff report   Lincoln County Schools will not be required to schedule make up dates for the instruction time lost during Winter Storm Pax. Heavy snowfall forced the school district to close for three days last week. The school system had closed for two days earlier this winter due…

McHenry announces art contest

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry has announced the submission deadlines for the 2014 Congressional Art Contest. According to a press release sent Tuesday, the Congressional Art Contest began in 1982. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the event enabling…

Former DSS worker’s rape charge cleared

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Mecklenburg County judge has expunged rape charges against a former unit supervisor with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. Sherman Pride, 44, of Cornelius, received court documents last spring that the second-degree rape charge a co-worker filed against him in…

NAACP event marks Black History Month

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    Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News      The Western Carolina University Inspirational Choir performs at the Lincoln County NAACP Black History Month Celebration at the Cultural Center on Sunday.   Image courtesy of…