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Soccer star shares skills with students

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Army veteran J.P. Uribe’s Prestige Soccer School has grown by leaps and bounds in the mere eight months it has been open. The New Jersey native 25, moved to the area in 2013 and is no stranger to soccer, having played in college as well as…

No Art Crawl, no problem for group

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Revitalizing Art Walk in downtown Lincolnton kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. Several Lincolnton businesses will open their doors to showcase local artists. The event sprang up from downtown artists and business owners after two community arts related events were cancelled — first the Downtown…

Man charged for lottery scam

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Staff report A Kings Mountain man is being charged with 32 counts of embezzlement after a lottery scam that was investigated by the Lincolnton Police Department and the North Carolina Lottery Commission. Christopher Lee Rathbone, 40, of 418 Belvedere Circle in Kings Mountain, formerly worked at A-1 Express in Lincolnton,…

East meets West on UDO

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Area Councils will present proposed changes to Unified Development Ordinance to commissioners in January ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln County residents made history Thursday, holding the first joint Unified Development Ordinance discussion between East Lincoln and West Lincoln area councils. The joint meeting came after the formation…

Council approves recycling stations, car lot expansion

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council approved an amendment to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance that would permit a recycling station in the General Manufacturing and Commercial District (GMC) at its meeting Thursday night. In the memo correspondence from Planning Director Laura Simmons, the term “Recycling Station-Constructions and Demolition…

Lincoln County Senior Center marks National Family Caregiver Month

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer According to the Caregiver Action Network, there are over 90 million family caregivers in the United States. It is estimated that 39 percent of Americans are caregivers, up 9 percent from 2010. The day-to-day tasks that a caregiver performs for their loved ones are as vast…

City mayor won’t seek re-election

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Staff report Lincolnton mayor John Gilleland has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2015. Gilleland, a Republican, informed the Times-News of his decision during a phone interview Monday afternoon. He said that although he will not run for another term, he has enjoyed his leadership role. “While…

Lincoln County honors veterans

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American Legion Post 30 members share memories, fellowship at breakfast ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Veterans from every branch of service, from World War II to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, gathered together at the American Legion Post 30 building on North Aspen Street to fellowship and celebrate Veteran’s Day…

Businesses balk at insurance cost spike

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County business owners are taking a stand against spiking health insurance costs that they say are the result of the Affordable Care Act. “Last year, I was hit with a 30 percent insurance increase for my company,” said Ronnie Caldwell, co-owner of Innovative Pest…

Man could face federal charges after meth bust

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Staff report A Rutherford County man could face federal prosecution for allegedly selling methamphetamine in Lincoln County, following a month-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization. An undercover officer with the narcotics division of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office infiltrated an organization where John Davis Humphries, 44, of 970 Bethany…