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Fifth-graders treated to classical music concert

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   The Citizens Center in Lincolnton rocked with the sounds of music Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t rock music. Instead, fifth grade students from the county were treated to a performance of classical music presented by the North Carolina Symphony. Bonnie Brown, one of eight…

More students knew about bomb threats?

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Authorities have said that a number of Lincoln Charter high school students may have previously been aware of bomb threats emailed to school officials earlier this month. Sheriff’s Office investigators told the Times-News that they’ve conducted interviews with certain students who have revealed that the 15-year-old…

State rank claims that Lincoln economy is prosperous

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County is one of eight counties in the state to shift in economic development tier rankings, according to an announcement issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. For 2012, Lincoln County has been bumped up from a “Tier 2” to a “Tier 3”…

County to begin search to replace Harmon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County officials are preparing to start the process of filling the position that has belonged to Leon Harmon, director of the Finance Department, for quite some time. As the Times-News previously reported, Harmon will be stepping down come the end of January after 38 years…

‘The Nutcracker’ returns

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Local dance studios unite for performance JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Toy soldiers and dancing mice are just some of the exciting characters portrayed in Lincoln County’s 4th annual Nutcracker performance, set to take place Friday and Saturday at the Citizens Center. Nearly 100 dancers of all ages from local…

Cat Square Parade set for Saturday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The 37th annual Cat Square Parade is set to take place Saturday in Vale. Featured in the parade will be this year’s newest Cat Square Mayor, Ronald Johnson, Little Miss Cat Square, Rachel Palmer and Miss Cat Square, Sommer Cook. Area residents voted on the…

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Hooping it up

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DA won’t charge threat suspect as adult

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Juvenile authorities at the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office have decided not to charge a 15-year-old Lincoln Charter School student as an adult regarding two bomb threats that he allegedly emailed to the school last week. The teen, who for legal purposes has remained unnamed,…

Two-time voter case goes to DA

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FRANK TAYLOR and SARAH LOWERY Lincoln Times-News Staff   A state investigation into a possible voting fraud incident has been turned over to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution. Those protesting irregularities with absentee-ballot requests in this fall’s Lincolnton elections say the case could have implications for…