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Bombers get federal prison time

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  Nearly two years after a Halloween pipe-bomb attack at a Lincolnton home, the two men facing federal charges in the incident have been sentenced to prison. Following a long multi-agency investigation into the incident federal authorities procured indictments against Ricky Stamey and Christopher Martin in December 2010. According to…

Minimal response to call for food aid

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  The volunteer and sponsorship count for this year’s Christian Ministries Hunger Walk remains low despite efforts to raise the community’s awareness about this year’s increased need for food donations. Last Friday, the Times-News published an article on the nonprofit organization’s “dire need” for support this year. At the time,…

Skate park being renamed for Hovis

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  A Cherryville skate park is renaming its facility this weekend to honor the memory of one of its founding members and avid skateboarders, Andy Hovis, nearly a year after he was involved in a head-on collision that claimed his life. However, 20-year-old Andy was more than a skater to…

Forum for city candidates set for Tues.

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Tuesday’s candidates forum, hosted by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, will mark the first time in quite a while that those running for city office will have the chance to face off publicly. Chamber President Ken Kindley said it has been at least 25 years since a forum was…

Hospice fundraiser to offer face bowls

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  For the first time ever, face bowls will be offered Tuesday at the annual “Empty Bowl” benefit that raises money for Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County. “We have 11 face soup mugs for sale this year,” said Gary Lee, owner of the pottery studio. “Since this is…

Fire Safety

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Students from Rock Springs Elementary learn fire safety from Patches the Fire Dog during Wednesday’s Fire Safety Day at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. More then 1,000 Lincoln County first-grade students attended the annual event. Battleground Elementary students Michael Davis, left, and Jaiden Sellers climb through a smokehouse to…

Medal of Honor recipient addresses NLHS students

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Medal of Honor recipient Col. Walter Joseph Marm Jr. talks with North Lincoln High School students Thursday about an injury he suffered in Vietnam. Some 100 students and staff members at North Lincoln High School got a rare opportunity Thursday as retired Army Col. Walter Joseph Marm Jr. — one…

Soccer season nears end

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Lincolnton senior midfielder Kevin Orlas moves the ball upfield against Shelby earlier this season. The soccer regular season is nearing its close, with East Lincoln (11-5-1, 7-1 SPC), Lincolnton (9-3-1, 5-2 SPC) and West Lincoln (2-6-1, 1-5 SPC) having five matches left in the season, while North Lincoln (6-10-1, 2-5-1…

Fake TV man pleads guilty to filming kids, avoids jail time

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A Lincoln County man arrested last month at a popular Morganton festival for posing as a journalist in order to shoot inappropriate videos of children, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation Friday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. John David Warlick,…

Schools ahead of NC ban on pesticides

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  All public schools in the state were required to stop spraying pesticides as of Oct. 1. Instead, they must now use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to be in compliance with state laws. Darrell Gettys, Executive Director of Facilities for Lincoln County Schools, said the school district has actually been in…