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Rock goes through windshield on U.S. 321

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Brunswick County man was transported to a Lincoln County hospital Wednesday evening after deputies said someone threw a large rock through a car window and injured him while he was traveling down U.S. 321. A department press release stated that the victim, Pearlie Nailer, 56,…

Kids get close-up look at law enforcement work

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “It gives kids the opportunity to see what kind of community work is out there and to stay on the right track,” S. Ray Lowder Elementary School teacher Jennifer Sain said about Tuesday’s annual Adopt-A-Cop picnic at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Sain’s second-graders were…

Mitchem, Martin, Patton take county seats

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Mitchem, Martin, Patton take county seats FRANK TAYLOR and SARAH LOWERY Lincoln Times-News staff Carrol Mitchem emerged as the overwhelming favorite in a six-way Republican primary for three county commissioner seats Tuesday, winning the most votes overall and placing well in nearly every portion of the county. Claiming his third…

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…