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Election results to shake up School Board

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    Republicans claim wins in 3 of 4 seats Lincoln Times-News staff Lincoln County residents went with Republican candidates in three of four Board of Education races on Tuesday’s ballot. In District 1, Cathy Davis finished ahead of board member Tommy Houser and Nolan Nance. Mark Mullen defeated former…

Faithful gather for post-election communion

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Politics and church have no business being one in the same,” Lincolnton resident Darrell Devine told the Times-News Tuesday night. Devine was one of several attendants at the “Election Day Communion” event at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Lincolnton. The…

McCrory defeats Dalton, with boost from Lincoln County

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      Staff and wire reports   RALEIGH — Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was elected North Carolina’s first Republican governor in 20 years on Tuesday, meaning the GOP will control both the executive and legislative branches of government for the first time in more than a century. The…

Curtis defeats Bulla for N.C. Senate

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  Lincoln Times-News staff   Dr. David Curtis, a Denver optometrist, defeated Democrat Ross Bulla of Denver in a bid for the N.C. Senate, winning Lincoln County and the district by a comfortable margin. Curtis, told fellow Republicans that he was glad the race was over, saying he looks forward…

Judge Shuford fends off Radeker’s challenge

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  Lincoln Times-News Staff   District Court Judge Meredith Shuford of Lincolnton easily defeated a challenge from fellow Democrat and former Assistant District Attorney Gwynn Radeker of Shelby on Tuesday. Radeker talked with the Times-News late Tuesday and congratulated his opponent. “She ran a good campaign and deserved to win,”…

Voters eager as Election Day nears

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Early voting for Tuesday’s long-anticipated general election wrapped up Saturday afternoon, and if the number of Lincoln County residents who have already chosen to cast their ballots is any indication, voters can expect big crowds on Election Day. Crystal Lovingood, assistant director for the county’s Board…

Post-election communion organizers hope faith can unite where politics divide

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “Christians have allowed partisan politics to divide them,” Rev. Kathy Naish told the Times-News on Friday. Pastor of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Lincolnton, Naish was saddened over the way in which Christian churches have increasingly become more passionate about their political views than…

Suspect accused of firing at deputy

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A South Carolina man fired several shots at a Lincoln County deputy’s patrol car Thursday night during a high-speed vehicular chase through three counties, according to the Sheriff’s Office said. Stanley police officers commenced the chase in Gaston County after someone called the department and said…

Gaston DA: Cases tainted by suspect cops being dismissed

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Gaston County District Attorney’s Office recently dismissed charges against more than 30 defendants as a result of the ongoing federal investigation into the city of Cherryville that so far has seen the arrest of six people, including four area police officers. Nearly 60 pending cases…

Mighty Mite football

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