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Breaking the Silence: The Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans

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Grants approved for Denver Global

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Board of Commissioners unanimously backed moving forward with various grants to secure funding that will help ready the proposed eastern Lincoln County site for Denver Global Products during its Monday night meeting. As the Times-News previously reported, a combination of public and private funding will…

Men charged with child sex offenses

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies arrested two Lincoln County men this week and accused each of separate sex-related incidents involving children, including the rape of a family member, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detective Dan Renn charged 31-year-old Neely Marvin Bigham, of 240 Mel Lane in Crouse, on Monday with two…

Post 30 plans day of appreciation for WWII vets

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Ralph Conner said he still has pieces of shrapnel in his head — a permanent souvenir and reminder of his World War II military service. American Legion Post 30 plans to recognize Conner, 89, and his fellow Lincoln County World War II veterans during…

Lessons from a firefighter

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Battleground Elementary 3rd graders got a treat Tuesday morning as local firefighters visited them for a lesson in the history of firefighting in Lincoln County.    …

Work still on hold at Ingles site

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Despite recent activity on the property owned by Ingles, it appears that the Asheville-based grocery chain is not yet moving forward with construction of a store. The land, located on East Main Street in Boger City, has remained relatively untouched since the company decided last spring…

New Cherryville police chief starts job today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Cherryville Police Department gains a new police chief today, five months after federal agents stormed the agency to arrest officers and other local men involved in a criminal scheme to safeguard stolen property traveling through the area on tractor trailers. According to various…

Local artists strut their stuff downtown

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Artists from Lincoln County and around the region converged on downtown on Friday to show off a wide range of work in the fourth annual Art Crawl. The artists’ work was displayed in 35 local businesses in the event sponsored by First Federal Savings Banks. The Art Crawl is a…

County considers grants for RATO

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Various grants and incentives for Denver Global Products, acquired by China-based RATO as a subsidiary last year, will receive the attention of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during tonight’s meeting. Following a public hearing to discuss the potential project, commissioners will consider N.C.…

Lincoln Charter students ASPIRE to higher scores

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A group of Lincoln Charter high school students met for a final session Friday after completing a 10-week program to help them better prepare for the ACT test. Taught by April Dillon, Cooperative Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, and 4-H volunteer Kristi Johnsen,…