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Rhyne named to board of NC foundation

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Johnathan Rhyne, the former state representative for Lincoln County, has been appointed by N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to serve on the board of directors for the state’s Golden L.E.A.F. (Long-Term Economic Advancement) Foundation. Rhyne, who resigned his post after moving outside…

On the set in Laboratory

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  Crew shoots TV series at historic mill SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Cameras rolled, lights glared and fake rain fell as television crews were in town late last week for production on ­Banshee, a new show from HBO-television that is slated to air on Cinemax in 2013. As the Times-News…

State law forcing county to redo vote on ordinance

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   During its meeting tonight, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will revisit an ordinance, on which it previously split, requiring special events and mass gatherings to obtain permits. At the board’s last regular meeting, commissioners voted 4-1 to approve an the ordinance, following discussion…

Hospice patient makes an amazing recovery

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident and former Mohican Mills worker Johnie Mullins was placed under hospice care late last year with little hope for recovery, but her dramatic health improvements in the last six months have stunned caretakers and medical professionals alike. “They just didn’t expect me…

Campers from Carolina Cross Connection to lend hand in Lincoln Co.

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Starting this week and for four other weeks throughout the summer, North Carolina nonprofit group Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) will be building wheelchair ramps and completing other service projects for residents in and around Lincoln County. This year also marks the organization’s 25th year…

Local radon cases prompt class on gas’ dangers

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   It doesn’t matter if the home is new or old, it’s what’s underneath in the soil that’s the trouble; most of us can’t tell those things, County Cooperative Extension Agent Leigh Guth explained to the Times-News last week. Guth has been working with the…

Schools add to graduation requirements

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Schools are increasing social studies requirements for students to graduate. Freshmen beginning high school this fall, will be required to take four social studies courses to graduate rather than three, following a Board of Education decision on Wednesday. In another change, they…

Couple robbed in home by masked gunman

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are on the hunt for a masked man who broke into a north-central Lincoln County home, pointed a gun at an elderly couple and threatened to kill them. A couple was inside their residence on the 3500 block of Goodson Road near Pumpkin…

Motorists charged for crack cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies arrested a man and woman accused of harboring crack cocaine inside a vehicle Tuesday night. Jessica Leah Whitehead, 32, of Fox Chase Lane in Alexis, and Chad Aaron Williams, 32, of Peachtree Street in Lincolnton, were taken into custody just before midnight on…

Dressing for the heat

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