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Sheriff’s roundup targets 66 indicted drug suspects

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its fourth and largest drug roundup in county history this morning following an indictment of more than 60 suspected drug dealers earlier this month. Arrests are expected to be continuing as the Times-News goes to press. While the…

Campaign may have broken state law with mailing

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  Special session of Board of Education set for Thursday FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor A local political campaign may have violated state law by mailing a letter to the home addresses of Lincoln County Schools employees. A special session of the Lincoln County Board of Education has been set for…

Cancer survivors walk together against disease

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        JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “I wear pink ribbons on my shirt so my granddaughter can wear pink ribbons in her hair,” Cindy Behler, breast cancer survivor and outpatient and registration employee with Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, told the Times-News Monday afternoon. In honor of breast cancer…

Cherryville names new interim police chief

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  Four of six charged in FBI sting remain locked up without bond JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The embattled Cherryville Police Department named a new acting chief on Monday, according to Interim City Manager Jeff Cash. Sgt. Det. Cam Jenks, who’s been with the department for more than a decade,…

At-large Board of Education candidates discuss issues

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  LTN Staff reports   Lincoln County voters will be deciding this fall on which candidates for a range of federal, state and local offices they want to represent them. The Lincoln Times-News is surveying those office-seekers with questions related to issues they are likely to face if elected. Today’s…

Mayor Austell promises new city leadership

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  Fallout from FBI sting in Cherryville continues   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Following a year of state and federal investigations into the city of Cherryville, including the arrest of a city employee for embezzlement and local law enforcement officers this month for taking cash bribes and protecting stolen…

Fall on the alpaca farm

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Library part of state pilot program

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Public Library has been selected to participate in a Community Needs Assessment pilot project by the State Library of North Carolina, one of only eight libraries chosen as lead participants in the statewide initiative. As a result, input is being sought…

Soldier’s mom hopes to greet him on return to U.S.

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Being in Washington when my son lands on U.S. soil would make him and us feel really good,” Tammy Elmore told the Times-News on Friday. Her son Joshua Elmore is currently stationed in Afghanistan but is set to return home next month with the…

College student raises awareness for young victims of cancer

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   At the entrance of the East Lincoln High Pink Out Night football game on Friday, sat two 21-year-old women selling bright, glittery headbands — not something patrons at the event would normally see. Lauren Athey, a 2009 graduate of East Lincoln, sat with Kaley…