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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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City council will not pursue allegations against Emory

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council decided Thursday evening to not pursue allegations from an anonymous source that claimed City Manager Jeff Emory was receiving personal gifts in exchange for awarding contracts to a vendor. The decision to not look further into the claims came with a 3-1…

Jim Klein disputes Tillis’ endorsement of Saine

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS STAFF One race leading up to Tuesday’s primary may have gotten a bit more contentious this week. A dispute has arisen in the past few days regarding a letter of endorsement for a candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives from District 97. Jim Klein, a current member…

Coyotes becoming serious problem in Lincoln County

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “They are not going away,” Lincoln County Animal Control Officer Robert Maxwell told the Times-News Thursday about coyotes infiltrating the area. The state’s first coyote spotting occurred in Gaston County in the 1930s, but the species has since permeated all 100 North Carolina counties, according to…