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Looking for T-shirt artist with a peel

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The search is on for a local artist to design the 2013 Lincoln County Apple Festival T-shirt, with a deadline for entries set for April 1. Any Lincoln County resident, of any age, may enter up to three designs, which must be the original work of…

Rep. Foxx to address Lincoln Co. GOP dinner

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner is set for Saturday, with U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, confirmed as the event’s guest speaker. “This is a great opportunity for not only local Republicans, but also Republicans statewide, to come…

County splits on paying for farmer’s market jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners split Monday night when it came to funding two part-time farmers market positions, ultimately deciding to chip in partially on the expenditure. Extension Director Kevin Starr’s request for an estimated $8,500 for the next fiscal year to cover the cost…

N.C. poet laureate to visit Jonas Library

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer North Carolina’s current Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, Appalachian State University professor and teacher of prison writing workshops, will be headed to Lincolnton later this month. Bathanti, whom former Gov. Bev Purdue granted the literary title in July and officially installed in September, will be at the…

Private $$ could finance building to attract jobs

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  Public hearing tonight on whether county should build it anyway if no one else will SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will offer residents a second chance to provide input on the long-discussed proposal to build a $1.8 million speculative building tonight. Following a public…

A little Saturday snowstorm

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  Dusting not meant to last   Staff and wire reports Any patches of snow and ice left over from Saturday’s accumulation that survived the sunshine on an otherwise chilly Sunday will likely be gone by the end of Monday as high temperatures are expected to hit the mid-50s. Although…

Martin Luther King Breakfast speaker

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Former ELHS student charged with murder in infant son’s death

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A former East Lincoln High School student and Marine stationed at Camp LeJeune has been charged in the death of his two-month-old child, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan King, 27, of 201 Kennebec Lane in Richlands, is being held without bond…

‘Teens for Jeans’ project to aid area’s homeless

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One local high school club is working to change the community one pair of jeans at a time. East Lincoln High School’s Project UNIFY club, the Mustang Project Club, is collecting new and used pairs of jeans until Sunday to be donated to local…

Artist’s work to be featured at local cafe

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Some could call Lincoln County native Gretchen Robinson a jack of all trades since her 40-year career has included newspaper and broadcast television writing, teaching, independent filmmaking and photography and company CEO, but of all the “hats” she’s worn, she told the Times-News that…