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Band of Knights set to follow up season of many awards with encore performance

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though the North Lincoln High Band of Knights is wrapping up its award-winning marching band season this week, the students’ aren’t hanging up their instruments just yet. Thursday, they will present their “Never Ending Trail” production to parents and the Lincoln County community one last time…

County to look at roadway plan

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The future of some of Lincoln County’s roadways will be up for discussion tonight, when the Board of Commissioners is set to receive an update on the status of the Lincolnton Comprehensive Transportation Plan from a North Carolina Department of Transportation official. Linda Dosse, of the…

Accusations cloud school board election

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor With the election just days away and many citizens already having sealed in their picks through absentee ballots and early voting, accusations of misconduct are raising controversy in two Lincoln County Board of Education races. One board member seeking re-election faces a potential censure vote from…

Deputies: Drugs in house lead to arrest

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Sheriff’s narcotics investigators teamed up with city officers to arrest a Lincolnton man during a traffic stop Wednesday, three days after law enforcement authorities located more than 450 grams of marijuana inside his residence, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers and deputies apprehended Travis Sentell…

Suspect charged in sex offense on child

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Cherryville man is accused of being involved in multiple sex-related incidents earlier this year with an eight-year-old girl, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Joey Allen Smith Jr., 37, of 2571 Thomas Baxter Lane, Wednesday with one felony count of first-degree sexual offense…

Dalton hopes for votes in Lincolnton

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Late hours may boost downtown retailers

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton Downtown Development Association (DDA) recently launched a new program aimed at aligning local businesses’ hours of operation with current consumer trends, hoping to boost sales in the process. BOLT (Businesses Open Late on Thursdays) Downtown kicked off last week, when more than a dozen…

Fish camp celebrates 60 years by sticking to ‘roots’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Jones Fish Camp is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and owner Garrett Goodson knows exactly what to attribute its long-standing success to. “We’ve stuck to our roots,” he told the Times-News on Wednesday. Goodson’s grandfather, Bryant Jones, started the restaurant in 1952 after experiencing a…

Art exhibit to feature women’s creations

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “We want people to walk in and be in awe; we want to move them,” Stacy Pilkington-Smith told the Times-News on Thursday. Sharing a common theme of humans in nature, four women will bring pieces of their work together for the Interconnected art exhibit that kicks…

Lions help screen young eyes

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Civic club volunteers help to check students’ vision AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Elementary school children in three Lincoln County schools may soon be seeing more clearly thanks to vision screenings provided by the Lincolnton Lions Club this week. Battleground, G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder elementary schools hosted the club…