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Denver Art trail to feature more than 30 artists

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Only three more days until county residents get the chance to tour more than 30 vendors at this year’s sixth annual Denver Art Trail event. Of the 32 artists who will on-hand Saturday and Sunday at eleven various locations throughout the Denver area, only two are from out-of-county, said Mary…

Lions Club works with Christian Ministry to gather badly needed food

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  The Lincolnton Lions Club has answered the urgent call for help from Christian Ministry of Lincoln County by operating a food drive this Saturday at several Lincoln County locations. “They are in desperate need,” Robert Tomlinson, Lincolnton Lion’s Club representative said. “Five local businesses have agreed to let us…

Live Blog of Candidates Forum

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Lincoln Times-News Managing Editor will be blogging live from Tuesday night’s candidates forum. To attend link to: ( The Candidates Forum ) Your browser does not support iframes.…

Traffickers can’t roll with DICE:Sheriff’s drug team making Lincoln’s highways hostile territory for narcotics transit

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  The Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton may be holding more drug suspects than ever as the new sheriff’s administration has taken a radical initiative to take drug traffickers off Lincoln County’s streets. The Drug Interdiction Criminal Enforcement team, or DICE, is the main force that has been…

New fire station could cut rates for insurance

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If Lincoln County commissioners approve a new satellite fire station and additional funding for the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department tonight, they may be able to prevent insurance premium hikes for roughly 350 area homeowners. Lincoln County Manager George Wood told the Times-News on Friday that due to a five-mile…

Lawndale man jailed over attempted shooting

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  A Lawndale man was placed behind bars last week for allegedly firing shots at and intentionally crashing into another man’s vehicle this spring. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office said the arrest comes after months of investigation and a decision from the District Attorney’s Office. Earl Ted Aldridge, 36, of…

Class unites behind Eagle Scout project to clothe needy students

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Lincolnton High School senior Zachary Fitzgerald arranges clothes for the school’s clothing closet. Zach Fitzgerald didn’t have to look far for the inspiration for his Eagle Scout project. “A lot of students need clothes, so I decided to do what I could to help out,” Fitzgerald said. A senior at…

Picking out pumpkins

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Back to redrawing board:

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School officials may have hands tied on election districts by obscure statute In an unexpected turn of events, eight of the total 11 plans for redrawing school board districts were taken off the table Wednesday evening. Board of Education attorney David Black advised the Board that he had come across…

‘Person of interest’ named in fatal crash

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State troopers have a person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred near Lowes­ville in Lincoln County earlier this month. The Times-News has confirmed that Amber Nichole Kirby of 2111 Alexis Lucia Road in Stanley has been deemed a possible suspect in the incident that killed 23-year-old Preston…