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Miller picked to make deal on CBS

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    AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A trip to California with a friend turned into a television debut for Lincolnton resident Bonnie Miller — an experience she said she’ll never forget. Miller and a girlfriend scored tickets to two game shows during their time in Los Angeles, “The Price…

WW2 Medal of Honor winner shares stories with NLHS students

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Having complete silence and undivided attention from an auditorium full of students may not be the easiest task. But World War II veteran, Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams had North Lincoln High students captivated with his stories of his…

Home destroyed in blaze

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Gym set to open after long vacancy

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   After sitting vacant for about four years, Anytime Fitness is finally expected to open for business sometime this winter. Will Fisher of Charlotte-based York Development Group, which owns the Lincolnton Station Shopping Center on East Main Street, told the Times-News last week that the…

Ready to ride for readers

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Burke named to Southern gospel music hall of fame

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A lifelong love of music, an outgoing personality and someone who would do anything to help another person, are among the ways Charles Burke will be remembered by his loved ones and former-colleagues, and factors that recently helped the late Maiden resident to become…

Deputies: Intruder fled in owner’s vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies apprehended a Catawba County man, who’s been accused of breaking into a Lincoln County residence, following a vehicular chase Tuesday down Gastonia Highway, the Sheriff’s Office said. A resident of Laboratory Road called 911 to report spotting a group of men in his driveway around…

Atkins resigns as county’s planning chief

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County Planning Director Kelly Atkins will be stepping down from his post after deciding to enter the private sector. Atkins has accepted a position that was offered to him, with his last day in county government to be Oct. 24, as was announced in a…

Elections director: Candidate wants out

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Board of Education member George Dellinger does not plan to serve another term even if voters choose him in next month’s election, Lincoln County Elections Director Bill Beam told the Times-News late Thursday. Beam said Dellinger has notified the Board of Elections of his desire to…

School Board settles on plan for Asbury

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Renovations, from a school building to football stadium bleachers, were among the topics discussed at the Lincoln County Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, as school board members unanimously agreed to move forward on the Asbury Alternative School project and saw the progress being made at…