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After the fire

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Glen Oaks owners plan to rebuild; probe ongoing JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Fire Officials said they have not ruled out arson yet as the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that destroyed the Glen Oaks Golf Club’s clubhouse in Maiden. “We haven’t ruled anything out at this point,” Catawba County…

Board of Education conducts closed session

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor The purpose of Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education has been clarified by the board’s attorney, but other details remain unknown because the entire meeting was conducted in closed session. Although the session comes on the heels of Director of Facilities…

Man killed after being caught in saw identified

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released the name and cause of death of a man accidentally killed while working Saturday morning at a cabinet-manufacturing plant on the county’s northern end. Marendonio Francisco Viruel Lopez, 35, of 1007 Grazing Meadows Ct. in Lincolnton, suffered traumatic injuries…

The Savior went down to Georgia …

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Theatre Guild serves up Southern twist on Gospel story JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “It was too big of a message not to do,” Director Linda Hunsucker told the Times-News about the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of Cotton Patch Gospel. While some people may think a story about Jesus being…

Poet laureate visits

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Cooperative Extension to kick off ‘lunch and learn’ series

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A new “lunch and learn” opportunity at the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is about to kick off, with sessions to take place every Tuesday and Thursday in March. The series, “Small Steps to Health and Wealth,” is part of a national Extension curriculum identifying 25 small…

Pro-gun group rallies in Cherryville

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Groups of people gathered in Cherryville over the weekend, saying they wanted to fight peaceably for their Second Amendment right to bear arms and voice their disapproval with what they perceive as a push for stricter federal gun laws, including a ban on…

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…