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Crouse man to appear on new MTV talent show

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Crouse native Otto Reynolds will showcase his musical talents on MTV’s newest reality show, Copycat. The 24 year-old first discovered his talent for singing while auditioning for a role in West Lincoln Middle School’s annual musical. “One of my friends was auditioning, and she begged me…

First responders train for disasters

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County first-responders teamed up Friday to practice preparedness drills for potential future radiological emergencies. The two-day, 12-hour training session, hosted by Lincoln County Emergency Management (LCEM), took place at North 321 Fire Department, the county fire agency appointed for local emergency workers to undergo decontamination…

Commissioners to hold public hearing on budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and CIP at the Board of Commissioners meeting tonight. The Times-News previously reported on the board’s May 23 meeting, where they discussed several controversial items, such as the proposed…

Applications accepted for Apple Queen

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Staff Report The Apple Queen Pageant has been a community staple for many years, recognizing a Lincoln County high school upperclassman or college student for her intelligence, professionalism, fitness and congeniality. Applications are now being accepted for the 35th anniversary scholarship pageant, set for July 26 at the Citizens Center…

McHenry calls for VA secretary’s resignation

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Staff report Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) is calling for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki, following discoveries of mismanagement and mistreatment at Veteran Affairs facilities in Phoenix, A.Z. and across the country. According to the Associated Press, a federal investigation of operations at Phoenix VA…

School’s almost out for county students

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Lincolnton business receives national award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented a Lincolnton-based logistics company with the President’s “E” Award for exporters at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Sea Express American Corporation (S.E.A. Corp), founded in 1998 by company president Myra Heavner, specializes in containerized ocean exports. The…

Ministry takes local shoeboxes overseas

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Kyliegh Kite and a team of volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse traveled to the Philippines earlier this month to deliver thousands of toy-filled shoeboxes to impoverished children. The boxes were packed as part of Operation Christmas Child, one of the primary yearly projects carried out by Samaritan’s…

County school system recognizes retirees

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Officials: Vale library needs expansion

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    Board of Trustees cites lack of space, resources in presentation to commissioners     ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer   Lincoln County Library’s Board of Trustees is asking county commissioners for their help in upgrading the library facility and services offered in western Lincoln County. At the commissioners’ May…