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Woman, 90, set to run in Denver 5K

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  Margaret Hagerty   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   Margaret Hagerty is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest person to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents. “I’m right next to John Glenn,” she said. “He’s the oldest person to travel in space.”…

New teacher pay proposal met with welcome, questions

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The proposal Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday to raise the base pay for early-career teachers was met with both approval and immediate questions about raises for educators with more experience. Under McCrory’s proposed plan, teachers with up to 10 years of classroom experience would…

Oakes announces bid for County Commissioner

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County resident Martin Oakes announced Wednesday that he plans to run for a seat as County Commissioner on the Republican ticket. “I view myself as a defender of taxpayers, and will try to shine light on inequalities in taxation and on wasteful spending…

Candidates get on the campaign trail

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News        Incumbent David Carpenter files to run for a second term as Lincoln County Sheriff at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office in Lincolnton on Monday.   ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County leaders have filed to run in the 2014 elections since…

Here comes the snow

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writers   With winter weather on the minds of both Lincoln County residents and a majority of individuals living within the Carolinas and surrounding Southeastern states this week, city and county agencies have prepared themselves for the worst, ready to handle any potential emergency…

SHP gives names of couple hurt in wreck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Troopers have released the names of a Cherryville couple rushed to two different area hospitals Friday following a three-car collision near Lincolnton. Both Tyson Gidney, 40, and Holly Gidney, 35, were injured in the wreck, which occurred at the intersection of Laboratory Road and…

Don’t forget something for your sweetheart

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    Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       Joy Miller arranges a table of Valentine’s Day gifts on Monday in Cupid’s Corner, a Bi-Lo satellite located next to Court Street Grille on the square in Lincolnton. The location is open until 7 p.m. Friday.   Image courtesy of…

Man faces charges for sex with minor

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  Ambrosio-Gorgonio   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man appeared in district court Monday morning for raping a teen girl last year, deputies said. Jose Freddy Ambrosio-Gorgonio, 32, of 7500 Palm Tree Drive in Vale, was charged Friday with three felony counts of statutory rape/sexual offense…

Denver church to hold cook-off to benefit paralyzed man

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       Dustin Leatherman in his home in Newton.   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   Dustin Leatherman has been paralyzed from the chest down for more than a decade due to an ATV accident in 2002. At the time of the incident, the Newton man had…

Lawndale woman dies in wreck

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lawndale woman died Friday morning after the vehicle carrying her and two children overturned on N.C. 182, troopers said. The incident took place around 11 a.m. Ashley Mull, 26, had been driving down the area roadway when she ran off the right side,…