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Denver chef to feature on Slovenian television show

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver resident Cassie Parsons will embark on a new journey next month, one made possible in large part by her homegrown success. The Upstate New York native, who moved to Lincoln County more than 10 years ago, is chef and owner of Harvest Moon…

Howland wins vocal competition

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Nonprofit hopes to help single moms

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Mothers helping mothers. That’s the premise of Lincoln County resident Gwendolyn Cobb’s nonprofit organization, set to launch early next month in Lincolnton. Cobb told the Times-News she felt motivated in August to establish a future local mentoring program, while at the same time she…

Sally’s Y hosts prayer breakfast

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Eastern Lincoln County residents are invited to renew their Christian faith this Easter season during the 1st Annual Prayer Breakfast Wednesday at the Sally’s YMCA in Denver. Already an annual tradition for the Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton, the county’s newest YMCA facility is…

High gets 20th career win in WL’s victory over Lincolnton

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Times-News wins NC Press awards

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Staff reports   The staff of the Lincoln Times-News was honored with several awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2012 News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest, including the Henry Lee Weathers Freedom of Information award for our coverage of possible violations of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law by the…

Deputies: burglar fell asleep on the job

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cleveland County woman found a Lincolnton man snoring loudly under her bed Sunday morning after Sheriff’s deputies said he broke into her home. Sheriff Alan Norman told the Times-News Thursday that Matthew Lee Gregg, 25, of 738 Ross Road in Lincolnton, used a…

Businesses celebrate milestones

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local industries were recognized Thursday afternoon for their longevity during the annual Milestone Achievement Awards Ceremony. Hosted by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at the Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton, the lunchtime event is designed to “recognize and thank local industries for their past, present…

Bills seek to improve tech in schools

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two bills that were signed into law last week, and co-sponsored in the N.C. House by Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, hope to improve technology in public schools and expand digital learning opportunities. Saine, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Information Technology and is…

Boxcar hit by vandals

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s at least the third time in less than a year that a Klan reference has been spray-painted on property located within Lincoln County. Lincolnton Police weren’t aware of the situation when the Times-News contacted the agency Wednesday afternoon about the statement “Back KKK”…