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Commissioners move to re-bid Rescue Squad Park

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Discussion was resumed Monday night regarding the fates of the proposed Rescue Squad Park and East Lincoln Community Center. According to Lincoln County manager Tracy Jackson, the Denver Rotary Club is interested in rebidding and separating out the proposed Farmer’s Market building. At their…

LCSO: Man used pry bar to steal cash from register

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man they said used a pry bar to open a store cash register on the county’s eastern end and steal a bag of money early Monday morning. A store employee at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 16 in…

Healing Tree on courthouse lawn

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Rep. Saine named most effective freshman in state House of Representatives by study

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    Staff report   State representative Jason Saine was named the most effective freshman member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in a study released Tuesday by the NC Center for Public Policy Research. Saine came in 31st overall, placing him just shy of the top 25 percent…

Sex offender accused of accessing school property

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender and accused him of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April. Officers served warrants Friday afternoon on William John Abernathy, 34, for being on site at the Lucille Miller…

Board of Commissioners candidate Mike Davis dies

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Staff report A Lincoln County political candidate has died. Michael Davis, of 1554 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse, passed away on Sunday, April 6.  Davis was one of five Republican candidates currently running for a seat with the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. A native of Lincoln County, Davis…

Murder victim remembered at vigil

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents united at the courthouse in Lincolnton on Friday to remember the life of a woman allegedly killed late last month by her estranged husband. Amy’s House-Lincoln County’s Coalition Against Domestic Violence hosted the remembrance ceremony, which was attended by a number…

Local, state leaders celebrate at airport

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Lincoln Economic Development Association celebrated with city, county, state and airport officials on Friday as they recognized the completion of sewer services to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport and to the county’s future fourth major industrial park in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Prior…

Board of Education to hear Asbury update

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Education will receive an update regarding the Design Build Contract for Asbury Alternative School on Tuesday. The Times-News previously reported that the Lincoln County Board of Education voted at its March meeting to begin contract negotiations with R.J. Leeper Construction,…

Mug sale benefits local animal shelter

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the 17th year in a row, a local pottery shop is raising money for the abused, neglected and surrendered animals of Lincoln County. Rising Sun Pottery, located at 207 South Academy Street in Lincolnton, will host “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats,”…