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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…

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GOP moves headquarters

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer In time for the upcoming elections, Lincoln County Republicans have a new gathering spot. Previously headquartered on South Academy Street in downtown Lincolnton, the local party recently decided to move its base to 417 E. Main St., located beside the offices of N.C. Rep. Jason Saine,…

Hilton Homeplace event to include Lincolnton potter

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A family whose tradition spans six generations — dating back to the early 1800s — who helped shake things up in the Catawba Valley pottery scene, will be coming together for their ninth Hilton Homeplace pottery sale this weekend. The sale will feature various regional potters…

Cyclists to support Y-readers program

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer To help bring a YMCA literacy program — Y Readers — back to Lincoln County next summer, Sally’s YMCA in Denver will be hosting Riding for Readers this weekend in hopes of raising money for the Community Support Campaign and for first- and second-graders to improve…