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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…

Byrd sentenced for child pornography

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Photos showed sexual violence to young children; federal authorities aren’t saying if victims are local   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A former Lincolnton merchant has been sentenced for his involvement in a national child pornography ring and will spend at least the next six years behind bars. A federal…

Schools review new standards for lunches

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Child Nutrition Director Byron Sackett assured the Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday night that local schools are ready and “fully compliant” with changes in cafeterias this upcoming school year. In response to new nutritional standards for meal requirements in the…

Documents reveal new details in double homicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Additional details surrounding last month’s double homicide in Lincolnton have continued to emerge as the Times-News reviews public documents in the case. Police charged Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, of Cloverleaf Lane in Lincolnton, Aug. 2 with two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying…