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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…

Schools facilities director resigns

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  Administrators not saying if Darrell Gettys was forced to quit following allegations against him and his wife Lincoln Times-News Staff Lincoln County Schools Facilities Director Darrell Gettys has resigned, according to Board of Education Chair Candy Burgin. “I can confirm that Mr. Gettys has resigned effective (Tuesday) to pursue…

Sheriff and police chief back tougher meth laws

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County law enforcement officials told the Times-News Thursday they stand behind a possible new state law calling for more extreme measures against the statewide rise in methamphetamine use. House Bill 29, which was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday,…

City Planning Board gives green light for adult day care

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton could soon be home to a new adult day care facility, following support from the city’s Planning Board Tuesday afternoon. Board members voted to recommend approval of a conditional-use permit for such a facility, with the request set to go before the Lincolnton…