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Pedestrian dies in Lowesville hit-and-run

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  A young man was killed following a hit-and-run incident near Lowesville Sunday in southeastern Lincoln County. Emergency Medical Services told the Lincoln Times-News Monday morning that the Communications Center received a call just after midnight regarding a possible pedestrian struck at 2042 Hines Circle Road in Stanley, which is…

Publicity boosts reporting of sex assaults, abuse

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  Lincoln County authorities believe that recent media attention on local and national abuse cases, especially those involving child victims, has motivated communities across the region to more frequently report such instances. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse has already investigated more than 100 cases this year according to…

Nominations sought for Industry of the Year award

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  Any industry hoping to highlight its positive impact on the Lincoln County area has a chance to make a splash in an upcoming competition. By submitting an application to the Lincoln Economic Development Association for its annual Industry of the Year Award by Oct. 14, companies will compete for…

Health care law looms over new high court term

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of the presidential campaign next year. The high court was beginning its new term Monday, and President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul,…

Construction worker rescued by firefighters

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A construction worker who became stuck on the peak of a roof at a house on Will Proctor Street in eastern Lincoln County avoided injury Friday evening when the Denver Fire Department came to his rescue. Firefighters said the 44-year-old man told them that he was uninjured but could not…

Hatley mum about firing deputy clerk

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A high-ranking county court official was fired Friday in Lincoln County, but the person’s name is not being disclosed. Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley confirmed with the Times-News on Friday afternoon that he had let one of the county’s deputy clerks of court go that morning. But…

Student passes out, taken to ER

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  A 12-year-old student at West Lincoln Middle School was taken to the hospital after she was discovered to be unresponsive late Friday morning. Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services responded to the school just before 11 a.m. in reference to an unresponsive or fainting person, according to EMS Public Information…

Wolves defeat East Lincoln

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LINCOLNTON ­— The Lincolnton Wolves moved to 3-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference on Friday after a 55-35 win over the East Lincoln Mustangs. Senior Lincolnton (6-1, 3-0) quarterback Patrick Rendleman, a former East Lincoln star in his first season with the Wolves, ran for five touchdowns and threw…

Candidate re-enters race for Congress

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Denver journalist Ken Fortenberry says he is back in the race for the United States House of Representatives. According to an announcement Fortenberry issued to area news media on Thursday, he has decided to re-enter the race against U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, just two weeks after saying he was dropping…