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Lincolnton students to perform ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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Historical conference begins today

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  LTN Staff Reports   The fourth annual genealogical conference, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society, is set to kick off its festivities tonight in downtown Lincolnton. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., a book presentation and signing for Rodney Steward’s new book, “David Schenck and the…

Details emerge after children die in accident in Stanley

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer All emergency crews and first-responders involved in the more than 12-hour search for two children’s bodies buried more than 20-feet inside a massive trench Sunday evening in Lincoln County will undergo a stress debriefing, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News Tuesday. “It’s offered for…

Five arrested in meth lab bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Five people are accused of running a meth lab this month at a residence north of Lincolnton, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The State Bureau of Investigation assisted narcotics investigators in shutting down the “one-pot” meth lab just before 6 p.m. Friday at…

Civil trial resumes today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A civil trial that began late last month will resume in Lincoln County Superior Court today after a two-day hiatus. Both sides are expected to give closing arguments in the case. However, a defense attorney may present new evidence, trying to show again why…

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…