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Schools hire additional teachers for new year

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Though Lincoln County said goodbye to 25 teachers last school year, the retirees made way for an even larger number of new local educators to try their hands at educating local children this year. Seventy additional teachers were hired on for the 2012-2013 school year, according…

Klassic Rides expands Denver facility, staff

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Car-restoration shop Klassic Rides recently broke ground on an expansion to its Denver facility, a move necessitated by the bumper-to-bumper line of classic vehicles taking up its current space. “We were completely out of room,” owner Floyd West told the Times-News on Monday. West started the…

Week’s events focus on farming

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “We want to get people involved, show them what agriculture is and what it adds to the county,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture Libby Yarber said. The county Cooperative Extension group is orchestrating Farm City Week this week, with a pancake breakfast on Tuesday,…

Making apple pies

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Vickie Schrum, Frances Hopkins and Joyce Peeler roll dough for apple pies on Tuesday at the Citizen’s Center in Lincolnton. Image courtesy of…

Leadership Lincoln accepting applications

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Applications are now being accepted for those interested in taking part in the 2012-2013 Leadership Lincoln Class, a program designed by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The initiative was started locally in 1999 and has been modeled after similar programs in surrounding areas, Chamber President…

Street wins Apple Queen crown

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LHS senior wins scholarship pageant, plans to attend Duke JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Among a cheering crowd, low lights and dazzlingly designed evening gowns, pageant judges crowned Shanice Amber Street the  34th annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Saturday night at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Just 16 years old,…

Police: Woman broke into, stole from murder site

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  JENNA-LEY HRRISON Staff Writer   Police have arrested a Lincolnton woman for stealing multiple items from the home of recently-murdered couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, officers reported. Officers responded around late Tuesday to 1622 Broome Street in reference to a larceny, a police report said. Upon arriving on scene,…

Eagle Scout project restores local historical momument

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Jason Talbot knew he wanted his last Eagle Scout service project to have a lasting impact on his Lincoln County community before aging out of the scout program, he said. However, finding something that the 18-year-old could complete in time for local residents to appreciate…

Annual fried apple pie sales begin today

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Every August the smell of fried apple pies catches the attention of local residents in need of a sweet summer treat. A pie-selling fundraiser to get Lincoln County in the spirit for next month’s Apple Festival, kicks off Monday and will wrap up on…

Licorice recall won’t include Lincolnton area

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton-based Lucky Country, a manufacturer of soft gourmet licorice, has announced a recall of one lot of the candy due to elevated levels of lead found in the product following a recent analysis, but reassures local customers that its distributors in North Carolina aren’t…