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Untreated sewage spill prompts public warning in Denver

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A roughly 5,000-gallon spill of untreated sewage and wastewater occurred Thursday afternoon in the eastern portion of the county following what appeared to be a lightning strike at a pump station. After the sewage started to flow toward a Lake Norman cove near the…

Rep. Saine to chair IT subcommittee in N.C. House

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s state representative will enter the next session of the General Assembly in a new leadership position. N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, recently announced his appointments to chair various subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, with N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, to…

Cooperative Extension seeks to get word out on available scholarships

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   “There are a reasonable number of small local scholarships available, and we want to make sure students are aware of them,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Starr told the Times-News last week. As area students head back to class in the new year,…

Suspect accused of scamming Vale family

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies recently arrested a Randolph County man accused of scamming a Vale family out of money by telling them he worked construction jobs for the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Tommy Mack Small Jr., 32, of 1011 Shamrock Road in Asheboro, with…

Going to court over water

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Town of Maiden pursuing old lawsuit again Lincoln County SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The town of Maiden has refiled a lawsuit from several years ago against Lincoln County, perpetuating a dispute over sewer-line services for the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Many of the original players involved in the matter are…

School officials look for ways to cut red tape for smaller facilities projects

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Hoping to save time when starting projects at Lincoln County schools, Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys and the School Board’s Policy Committee brainstormed ideas last week on how to clean up the construction plans process. Currently, under regulation code 9020, various guidelines are in place…

Ministry exceeds goal, but need remains high

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Although Christian Ministry has already handed out toys and food boxes to hundreds of needy families across the area as part of their annual Christmas Fund, the organization is continuing to seek community donations for the project through New Year’s Day. With a target goal of…

When the judge came to class

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Judge Anna Foster answers WLMS students’ questions AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A batch of sixth-graders at West Lincoln Middle saw a side of District Judge Anna Foster last week that many in her court room don’t, as she delved into discussions on Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, the Twilight…

Arts Council hosts competition for photographers

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Amateurs and those with a bit more experience behind the camera alike are invited to enter the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s first event of the new year — a photography competition. Being at least 18 years old, and submitting original works that haven’t previously been…

Christian Ministries Food and Gift Giveaway

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