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School Board plans special called meeting

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Following last week’s sudden resignation of the Lincoln County Schools official in charge of facilities and construction, Darrell Gettys, the Board of Education is set to conduct a special called meeting on Tuesday. Announced late Friday, the meeting is schedule for 6 p.m. at…

Helping Hands answers prayers for soup kitchen facelift

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the last two years, Soup Kitchen Manager Jackie Casey has been praying for a chance to remodel the Christian Ministry eating facility. This month, her prayers were answered. Helping Hands, a local ministry started by Denver United Methodist Church but now comprised…

Iron Station suspect faces theft, drug charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies arrested an Iron Station man Thursday on multiple felony charges after they located a stolen four-wheeler and shotgun along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his residence, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Officers had gone to the home of Dustin Edward…

Schools facilities director resigns

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  Administrators not saying if Darrell Gettys was forced to quit following allegations against him and his wife Lincoln Times-News Staff Lincoln County Schools Facilities Director Darrell Gettys has resigned, according to Board of Education Chair Candy Burgin. “I can confirm that Mr. Gettys has resigned effective (Tuesday) to pursue…

Sheriff and police chief back tougher meth laws

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County law enforcement officials told the Times-News Thursday they stand behind a possible new state law calling for more extreme measures against the statewide rise in methamphetamine use. House Bill 29, which was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday,…

City Planning Board gives green light for adult day care

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton could soon be home to a new adult day care facility, following support from the city’s Planning Board Tuesday afternoon. Board members voted to recommend approval of a conditional-use permit for such a facility, with the request set to go before the Lincolnton…

Where happy little bluebirds fly

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  Pat Propst promotes interest in bluebirds   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Over the years, Pat Propst has taken hundreds of photos of the Eastern Bluebirds that flock to the birdhouses on her Lincolnton property. Since she first laid eyes on what she considers “the most beautiful bird … in…

Coming soon to a small screen near you?

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  County meetings may be recorded, televised SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will likely have the opportunity to view Board of Commission meetings online in the near future. Commission Chairman Alex Patton announced the initiative following a public comment from Robert Avery on the matter during Monday’s regular…

If it seems like it’s too good to be true …

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Sheriff warns of recent scammers targeting Lincoln County residents JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Scammers are at it again, preying on Lincoln County residents over the last month, asking them to send significant amounts of money to third-party locations, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Fraudulent individuals have particularly been using Craigslist…

The fine art of making dough

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