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Schools ahead of most on new CPR requirement

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   High school students across the state will soon be responsible for learning CPR and the Heimlich maneuver before being able to graduate, following a mandate from Gov. Bev Perdue. They’ll be joining Lincoln County students who already undergo the training. The new law was…

2nd armed robbery looks much like the first

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police are investigating the second armed robbery in less than a month outside the Little Caesar’s Pizza on East Main Street in Lincolnton. Details of the latest incident, which occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday, were similar to those in a hold-up in early July…

Rock Spring faithful set for annual return to historic campground

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Despite near triple-digit temperatures and the threat of creepy crawlers and other campground critters, Rock Spring Campground officials expect thousands of faith-filled participants to gather rain or shine this month for Denver’s 182nd annual Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting. Since 1830, when founders built…

Schools join in state overhaul of curriculum

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “Major changes are taking place in all areas of curriculum and instruction next year, at all grade levels,” Lincoln County Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Elaine Boysworth told the Times-News last week. Students in grades K-12 will be noticing more in depth, detailed work in their classrooms…

Police car involved in crash

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton police cruiser has sustained significant damage following a crash Friday afternoon at an area four-way stop, sending an officer and two other individuals to the hospital, Police Chief Rodney Jordan said. A 2000 Ford Focus collided with Officer Willie Vaughn’s patrol vehicle between 1:30…

Library summer party

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Dominic Sanchez, 4, Karol Sanchez 13, and Julliana Salvaterra, 10 attempt to fill cups with glass beads by picking them up with their toes on Saturday during the Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading Blowout at Highland Drive Park. Image courtesy of…

New Messiah UMC pastor describes path to answer ‘calling’

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While Kevin Miller, newest pastor this month at western Lincoln County’s Messiah United Methodist Church, sensed a “calling on his life” at a young age to pastor a group of people, he said he ignored the call until he could no longer ignore similar insights from…

Bluegrass concert

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Local bluegrass band Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge performed Saturday evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton. From left are Jason Hinshaw on fiddle, Boyd Hulin on mandolin, Kevin Richardson on guitar, Scott Burgess on bass and Chris Ward on banjo. Image courtesy of…

Couple found dead inside home

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Lincolnton Police Chief: Treating as homicide victims JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff writer A married couple found dead inside their home Thursday at 1622 Broome Street in Lincolnton are being treated by police as homicide victims, according to Police Chief Rodney Jordan. The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call about the…

Firefighters help build ramp for injured colleague

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer It’s been nearly two weeks since Lincolnton firefighter Adam Dancoff fractured his vertebrae after diving off a boat into a shallow part of Lake Norman, placing him in the hospital. Firefighters from various local agencies have united to construct a wheelchair ramp for Adam at his…