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Stroup’s celebrates 60 years in business

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, having opened for business in 1952. As one of the oldest and most familiar storefronts on East Main Street, owners of the family business said they have managed to survive changing times by…

Exhibit of Crouse folk artist’s work begins today

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Those closest to the late Lemuel Moore Nolen, “Mr.Lem,” knew him first as a father, hairstylist and over-all nice guy; another title would come later on in his life — artist. Starting today and lasting through Aug. 29, Nolen’s life and artwork will be…

County opts for savings, decides against tax cut

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Despite discussions of a possible cut to county property taxes, commissioners have decided to put cost reductions toward replenishing the county’s savings and keep the rate at its present level for the coming year. The decision came during a Monday evening budget work session. Though…

Candidates begin filing for Board of Education using new districts

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   With new election districts for the first time in four decades, candidates have begun filing to run for the Lincoln County Board of Education. Five candidates so far have filed to run, according the Lincoln County Board of Elections website, with the filing window remaining…

Alcohol blamed in fatal crash

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON   Staff Writer   Troopers said alcohol and speed contributed to the death of a western Lincoln County man, who ran off the road and struck a tree not far from his residence on Friday. Douglas Powell White, 46, of 7811 Rose Ridge Lane in Vale, was…

Woman charged after crash with cruiser

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police said a woman was allegedly driving drunk when she collided with a police cruiser late last week at a popular Lincolnton intersection, totaling the city vehicle. Kathleen Howard, 21, of 1289 South Aspen Street in Lincolnton, was charged with DWI and failure…

Deputies: Taser used on fugitive

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies said they were forced to use a stun gun on a man accused of breaking into an area outbuilding after he escaped his handcuffs and refused to halt for officers. Deputies said they apprehended Daniel James Tench, 24, of 164 Del Mar Road…

Fun at library summer reading kick-off

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5th-grader’s painting picked for NC calendar

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Fifth-grader Chad Theriot wasn’t expecting his rooster painting to make it beyond the walls of his art class at St. James Elementary School; he thought his farm-themed portrait was just another exercise. Theriot’s painting of a rooster was chosen for the cover of the…

Graduation day for class of 2012

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Lincoln Times-News photographers fanned out Saturday to the four Lincoln County public high school graduation events. Graduates applaud a humorous moment during Katherine Reeder’s salutatorian address at Lincolnton High.   East Lincoln graduate Shana Davy gets a kiss from her father, Harlow.…