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Saine takes House race; Senate result unclear

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SARAH LOWERY and FRANK TAYLOR Lincoln Times-News staff With two appointed incumbents seeking election in their own right to seats in the North Carolina General Assembly, Lincoln County Republican primary voters strongly backed Rep. Jason Saine of  Denver but opposed Sen. Chris Carney of Mooresville. While the results in the…

Gunman at large following hold-up

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they are on the hunt for a man who pointed a handgun at a Lincolnton store clerk Monday night before fleeing the business with money. An employee at Ricky’s Food Mart, located at 1899 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, reported the robbery to the Communications…

Deputies fire shots as suspect flees

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies fired two shots at a fleeing suspect during a disturbance call Sunday night after the man pointed a shiny, concealed object at them, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred just before midnight at 3919 Frontier Lane in Pumpkin Center, according to…

Blaze strikes home

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School Board set to take another look at budget

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer An update on the 2012-2013 Board of Education budget will be on the schedule for tonight’s Lincoln County School Board meeting. The board will report on its meeting held with commissioners on Monday, when the projected $158,000 requested for the following fiscal year was discussed. Superintendent…

Lincolnton Relay for Life raises cancer awareness

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Annual event encourages survivors, brings in funds for research JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Thousands gathered from around the county Friday evening for the city’s 2012 Relay for Life event at Lincolnton High School’s Von Ray Harris Field to raise money for cancer research and cheer on the many local lives…

School Board revises high school attendance policy

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Making up missed work sooner and faster and hopes of keeping the attendance rate high in Lincoln County schools were factors that caused the Board of Education to revisit the attendance policy in local high schools. At last month’s board meeting, the group approved a plan…

County to weigh Ramsour’s Mill purchase

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be presented with more information regarding the Ramsour’s Mill battleground during its meeting tonight, having previously decided to delay taking action on the proposed purchase of land at the site. At their April 16 meeting, commissioners asked for additional…

Lincolnton firefighters get airport training

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton firefighters are now certified in airport rescue after completing a 40-hour training course last month at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Classes were held through Cleveland Community College and the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal. The N.C. Air National Guard and Charlotte Fire Department…

Ready for the ballgame

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