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Schools evacuate after threat

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Scores of teachers and students were evacuated from all three campuses of Lincoln Charter School on Wednesday morning, after school officials received an email regarding a bomb threat. Sheriff David Carpenter confirmed with the Times-News Wednesday morning that school officials at the two Denver campuses and…

Lincolnton clinic first in state with 3-D digital mammography device

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County is now home to the first and only 3-D digital mammography machine in the state. Sound Imaging, a freestanding clinic in Lincolnton formerly named Blue Ridge Radiology, acquired the state-of-the-art technology in October. There are fewer than 100 of these digital tomosynthesis mammography machines…

Suspect indicted on molestation charges

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man accused of sexually molesting two children whom he was babysitting in Lincoln County in 2007 was indicted on Monday. Kenneth Lee Morgan, 24, of 1810 18th Avenue NE, LOT 37 in Hickory, faces one felony count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a…

City manager’s contract on council’s agenda

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincolnton City Council will consider appointments and hold a closed session regarding the city manager’s contract at Thursday’s meeting. Prior to the regular meeting, a swearing-in ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., where the recently re-elected incumbents Mayor John Gilleland, Ward II council member…

Students get visit from Panthers

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East Lincoln High School Principal Tim Woody kisses an eight-week-old dairy cow, keeping a promise he had made if the school won the Fuel Up to Play 60 competition. MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   The excitement inside the East Lincoln High School gym rivaled that of Bank of America…

Arts Council festival to feature more then 60 Christmas trees

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 60 Christmas trees will be on display next month during the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s first annual Festival of Trees. A preview of the three-week long festival, which is officially set to kick-off on Saturday, is scheduled for this Friday at the former…

Push for new senator from Lincoln fails

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Iredell, Gaston Republican Party leaders unite behind Chris Carney of Mooresville SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The vacant seat of the late N.C. Sen. Jim Forrester, R-Gaston, was filled during a meeting Monday night of Republican Party executive committee members from Lincoln, Gaston and Iredell counties. Chris Carney, a member of…

Gen. Lineberger receives Spirit of Service Award

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Lineberger JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   At 80 years old, Maiden-born, three-star Air Force General Joe Lineberger still works for the United States Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., the place where he chose to settle after 28 years of active military duty. As a result, the military recently awarded…

More than a thousand kids on Toys for Tots list

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   For Ann Reep, collecting and distributing toys to needy children during the annual Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” campaign defines Christmas. “Every child deserves a little Christmas,” says Reep. “A toy may seem unimportant to some people, but to a child at Christmas…

Cat Square Parade undergoes changes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Western Lincoln County’s famous Cat Square Parade has undergone slight changes this year as it seeks to attract thousands of local residents to its 37th annual event. The parade committee has ordered that all entries fill out a free registration form prior to inclusion into…