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Denver couple among NC delegation to RNC

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Republican National Convention in Tampa officially wrapped up Thursday night, with Mitt Romney formally accepting his party’s nomination during a speech before the gathered delegates from across the country. In that crowd were Lincoln County’s own Susanne and Jerry Sellers of Denver. Susanne Sellers,…

Court Street Grille to expand into Catawba

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Court Street Grille has been a staple of downtown Lincolnton since it opened in 2003. Now, owner Osama Yousef is looking to expand on the restaurant’s success by opening a second location in Catawba County. Yousef told the Times-News on Wednesday that he expects the…

Wright takes interim helm at Arts Council

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Over the last three weeks, Kae Wright has been a busy woman. The wife, mother and grandmother has been standing in for the Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) as its interim Director. Wright is filling up her to-do list, as she works on…

Grand jury indicts murder suspect

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One day after a Lincoln County grand jury indicted a Lincolnton man on two counts of first-degree murder in the July death of a local husband and wife, the suspect’s defense attorney had yet to hear the news. Victoria Jayne told the Times-News on…

Keeping tabs on registered sexual offenders

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is coming up with creative ways to keep tabs on local sex offenders to ensure the more than 120 individuals registered across the county actually reside at their listed residences. Checks will occur randomly and more frequently throughout the…

Parents say goodbye on first day of kindergarten

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      AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Misty-eyed parents said goodbye to their excited and anxious children earlier this week, as they started their first day of kindergarten in Lincoln County schools. Parents weren’t shooed off right away, though, and were able to sit in with their children as…

Vale teen missing since weekend

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help deputies locate a teen boy who’s been missing from his western county residence for more than two days. Family and friends of Michael Dakota Horton Jr., 16, of Cat Square Rd. in…

Lincoln native working on star-studded film production

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Twenty-five-year old Bobby Sain grew up in Vale. He attended West Lincoln High and throughout his childhood thought his two top career options were teaching or farming, he laughed. But he had big dreams of big city life. What he may not have known,…

Lincoln legislator representing at RNC

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, is among those braving the weather in Tampa this week for the 2012 Republican National Convention, but he’s not letting the wind and rain dampen his spirits. He told the Times-News during a phone call Tuesday that the place…

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