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Anti-abuse coalition hosting fundraiser

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a quarter of the children who entered the doors of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Advocacy Center this year were residents of the county’s eastern end, Executive Director Sherry Reinhardt told the Times-News on Thursday. Reinhardt praised the organization’s notable-sized support system…

Nutcracker production returns to Lincolnton

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Visions of sugar plums aren’t just dancing in the heads of Lincoln County children on the night of Christmas Eve this year, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Clara and the rest of “The Nutcracker” dancers come together for a performance in Lincolnton this…

New school board takes seats tonight

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   The newly elected Lincoln County Board of Education is set to come together as a group for the first time, as three new members are sworn in this week. Joining the board will be Cathy Davis, Tony Jenkins and Mark Mullen. Board member Ed…

Supervisor at DSS quit ahead of rape arrest

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  Lincoln Times-News Staff   A Lincoln County Department of Social Services unit supervisor resigned Nov. 27, three days before Charlotte police charged him with the rape of a woman he oversaw at DSS. According to Mecklenburg County records, Sherman Pride, 43, of 19041 Oakhurst Blvd. in Cornelius, was arrested…

Grease fire destroys Denver mobile home

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A grease fire destroyed a mobile home Sunday afternoon on the county’s eastern end, fire officials said. Denver Fire Department responded to the blaze just after 3 p.m. on Pine Ridge Drive in Denver, Public Information Officer Dion Burleson told the Times-News on Monday.…

You can lead a Knight to water

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Three charged in effort to con area churches

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Gaston County residents have been scamming local churches out of money this holiday season, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Michael Shane Sisk, 36, and Lisa Marie Sisk, 29, both of 1913 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia, along with Mary Ruth Helton, 48,…

Nonprofit group hopes to spread joy

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver nonprofit organization Spreading Joy plans to bring holiday cheer to the residents and children of a local battered women’s shelter this season through the charity event dubbed “Christmas JOY.” The function will be Saturday at New Grace Baptist Church in Iron Station. Spreading…

Educators hope DARE replacement program can promote health

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   In hopes of finding a program that would adequately replace Drugs Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Lincoln County Cooperative Extension agents worked to train area educators last month in a new curriculum to battle substance abuse and other issues today’s youth face regularly. Previously, D.A.R.E.…

Suspect described as ‘at large’ had turned himself in

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  Times-News staff   After front-page headlines earlier week describing Brandon Brooks as being “at large,” and wanted for selling illegal “bath salts,” the Times-News has learned that he had actually turned himself in two weeks earlier. Apparently nobody bothered to tell Lincolnton Police, who were still looking for him…