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School Board to interview four attorney candidates

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer     The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet in a special-called session Monday evening to conduct interviews as part of its search for a new attorney. As the Times-News previously reported, School Board members said at their April 9 regular meeting that a…

Volunteer rescue squad faces unexpected closure

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON SARAH LOWERY Staff Writers   After serving Lincoln County for more than half a century, one volunteer technical-rescue service and backup ambulatory group has been ordered to cease operations by Sunday. Workers with Lincoln County Life-Saving Crew (LCLSC), stationed on North Academy Street in Lincolnton, were outraged…

Two men charged with separate sex offenses

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged two Iron Station men in connection with separate sex-related incidents involving teen girls last year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Donnie Ray Carroll, 30, of 4776 East N.C. 27, faces one felony count of indecent liberties with a child after…

Two Lincoln County bridges to be repaired

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County bridges are due to receive some upgrades following an announcement by the North Carolina Department of Transportation last week that a contract had been awarded for the work. The $4.4 million contract to Astron General Contracting Company of Jacksonville will allow…

Singer gets new liver

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   After waiting 11 years for a liver transplant, Don Herbert’s dream came true this spring. The Kannapolis resident and member of Conover-based Gospel group, Parable of Christ, who often plays venues throughout Lincoln and its surrounding counties along with several states up and down…

East Lincoln to host Relay for Life to benefit cancer research

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, churches and area residents will come together Friday evening in eastern Lincoln County to once again raise money for one of the most deadly diseases in today’s society — cancer. According to the American Cancer Society website, more than…

Truant teens get busted for resisting

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Four Lincolnton High School students had a run-in with the law on Friday, according to a police report. School Resource Officer B. Hunsucker said officers located the teens skipping school in an area on Highland Drive, and when they approached the suspects, they ran…

Bank offers free financial guidance

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  LTN Staff Report   Those interested in receiving financial guidance at no charge will have a chance to do so Friday. Fifth Third Bank, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln County, the United Way of Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and…

ELHS students to perform ‘Southern Hospitality’

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Child Advocacy Center faces budget cuts

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Child Advocacy Center and at least 20 other North Carolina nonprofit organizations focused on aiding abused and neglected children will be forced to close their doors this year if they can’t find additional financial assistance following the state’s more than $7 million…