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Citizens rally against abortion

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  Prayer vigil marks 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “The most dangerous place today is in the mother’s womb,” Lincolnton resident George LaFave told the Times-News Tuesday night at an anti-abortion candlelight prayer service at the Lincoln County courthouse. “They (unborn babies) are casualties…

Study reveals state, local voting trends

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s voter turnout for the 2012 election was in the top half of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to a detailed analysis released Tuesday. Conducted by Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan election-reform group, the voter-participation study is based on data provided by the…

Business development services company setting up shop in Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A new multimedia communications firm will soon be locating an office in Lincolnton, with plans to help boost the area’s economic growth. Vyzion Business Development Services, which was started more than three years ago in Raleigh by Greg and Stephanie Bailey, will have a…

Troopers charge Denver man with hit-and-run

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   State Troopers said they charged a Denver man for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident in the county Saturday night after Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in his attic. Anthony Pacitto, 40, of 7616 West Berkely Road, faces one count each of careless and…

Symphony of brotherhood

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An eyewitness view of history

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  Student from Vale part of GWU group attending inauguration JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Gardner-Webb University senior and Vale native, Tyler Sain, will join millions worldwide today in watching President Obama give his second inaugural address. However, unlike most people, the 21-year-old college student and West Lincoln High School graduate…

Chickens returned to owner after teen charged in theft

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies have charged a western Lincoln County teen with stealing chickens from a neighboring residence Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Kevin Allen Hubbard, 17, of 6570 Deerwood Trail in Vale, faces one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Rebecca Petrick,…

Flatline Graphics moving to new office

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Flatline Graphics will soon be relocating to a new facility that will allow the business to expand on the services it currently offers. Currently located at 118 E. Water St. in downtown Lincolnton, Flatline Graphics has plans to move its operations to a building…

Man charged for sexual incident with young girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 53-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of being involved in a sex-related incident with a teen girl in the summer of 2011, police detectives said. Officers arrested Clarence Garmin Martin Jr., 53, of 809 Tait St. in Lincolnton, Friday morning and charged him with…

Lincoln County prepares to mark King’s birthday

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, the Lincoln County community is invited to take to the streets the day beforehand to participate in a celebratory march to the courthouse followed by a special service at the James W. Warren…