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NBC news show films segment on furniture company

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Bruce Cochrane, owner of the new Lincolnton Furniture Company, has been fielding quite a few media requests as of late. And just last week, he taped a segment for a national TV news program that will put his company in the spotlight. Cochrane confirmed to…

Season for sharing

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Volunteer Don Ormsby prepares boxes of food Thursday at the Christian Ministries office in Lincolnton. MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Susan Brymer, executive director for Christian Ministries of Lincoln County, hopes the public will remember the less fortunate this holiday season. The Lincolnton nonprofit organization recently kicked off its…

Missing teen located in Catawba Co.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A teen girl, who deputies believed left her foster home Saturday morning and fled to an out-of-county residence where one of her biological parents was staying, was located in Catawba County and safely returned to Lincoln County Tuesday night. Kaitlyn M. Coronado, 14, left her…

Smith, Moore win woman, man of year

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Jim Moore and Kathy Bumgardner, the father and sister of the late James “Bo” Moore Jr., accept his posthumous Man of the Year recognition. Actavis named biz of year SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet Thursday night at the Citizens Center…

LHS science teacher among 68 selected for nationwide program

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MARTHA K. SEAGLE Staff Writer   Kathy Bosiak, science teacher at Lincolnton High School, is one of only 68 teachers in the United States selected to participate in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. “I almost deleted the notification email, because I didn’t recognize the sender’s address,” Bosiak told the …

Fire destroys family’s home

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Contributed Portions of what were the ceiling and roof of a Lincolnton family’s home are seen following a fire. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer  Veteran had marched behind same fire trucks in Friday’s parade; boy scouts rescue teenager and dog from blazing structure As Veterans Day celebrations filled the county on…

Arrest made in theft of tires from patrol cars

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a mysterious tire theft that occurred earlier this fall in which multiple wheels and tires were taken from Lincolnton Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles that had been parked in a Lincolnton lot. But officers…

Hearing on absentee ballots set for Monday

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SARAH LOWERY and FRANK TAYLOR Lincoln Times-News Staff   With challenges to 27 absentee ballot requests in last week’s city elections aimed squarely at making state officials commit to a consistent policy in advance of next year’s elections, the North Carolina Board of Elections appears to be working to do…

Economy forces sports programs to merge

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Writer   A struggling economy and a growing number of area programs offering youth sports has led to the city recreation department consolidating two of its youth sports programs with the Lincolnton Optimist Club. The move began this fall with Optimist Club players and coaches playing in…

Primary opponent criticizes McHenry over bonuses to congressional staff

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Denver journalist and congressional canidate Ken Fortenberry has taken issue with U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, of North Carolina’s 10th District, over his use of funds, particularly for handing out bonuses to his staff. Fortenberry, who is challenging McHenry for his seat in the U.S. House…