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Deputies: Mom robbed 5 pharmacies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County mother and daughter were arrested after sheriff’s detectives said the mother robbed at least five pharmacies in three different counties, and her daughter, who was not involved in any of those incidents, happened to be in the same vehicle Monday night. Local…

Duke plans shoreline inspections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Duke Energy Carolinas announced last week that it will soon begin inspections of piers and other structures located along the western shoreline of Lake Norman in Lincoln County. With inspections and renovations already completed in Iredell and Mecklenburg counties, the next phase, to start in early…

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…