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United Way helps make prom dreams come true for Lincoln County teens

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Through the aid of United Way of Lincoln County’s Teen Board, several Lincoln County teen girls will be able to fulfill a much-anticipated high school dream this year and attend prom. The local nonprofit will hand out 40 new and gently-used prom dresses 4-6…

Employment Staffing, Gaston College offer career readiness expo

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Employment Staffing of Lincolnton is teaming up with Gaston College to offer an expo designed to provide information to job seekers about the process for attaining a Career Readiness Certification (CRC). The information session, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center…

School Board learns of safety adjustments to LHS track project

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Crews working on repairs at the Lincolnton High School track have discovered that, due to safety guidelines, the field will have to be repositioned by as much as six feet. Superintendent for Business Steve Zickefoose updated the Lincoln County Board of Education on the…

Group offers internships to Lincoln County college students

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  LTN Staff Reports   A paid internship opportunity through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the state’s Department of Administration and based in Lincolnton is available to one Lincoln County college student planning to spend summer vacation at home. The State Government Internship Program accepts applications from North…

Two children killed in construction site accident in eastern Lincoln County

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  Staff reports   Officials with Lincoln County Emergency Management said a rescue operation for two children, who were trapped underground when a dirt wall at a home construction site collapsed on Sunday in Stanley, was called off and the victims are believed to have perished. Fire departments from across…

Surprises in dock explosion civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A defense attorney shocked the courtroom Friday by requesting to introduce never-before-seen evidence into an ongoing civil trial involving the death of a Denver teen. Attorney John Holden angered Judge Forrest Bridges by asking if he could introduce a document into evidence that both…

Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market

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School board moves ahead with attorney search

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Education will further its discussion on finding a permanent replacement to provide counsel for the group during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. As the Times-News previously reported, board members approved during a recent meeting a request for proposals…

Mug sale to benefit Humane Society

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A local pottery shop is hosting its annual mug sale this week in support of Lincoln County animals. Rising Sun Pottery, located at 209 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton, will hold its “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats” from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday.…

Christian Ministries holds spring yard sale

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