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County Internet deal may save $466K

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County commissioners unanimously signed off on a co-location agreement Monday, that could save the county nearly half a million dollars for the cost of Internet access over the next decade. Dante’ Patterson, chief information officer for Lincoln County, presented the agreement between the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina and the…

Memorial gathering set ablaze

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A remembrance celebration honoring the life of a young man killed in an apparent hit-and-run on Sunday near Lowesville turned into a crime scene Monday night, after a person set to fire to the home where nearly a dozen people had gathered. The apparent arson, which occurred just before 10…

Hit-and-run victim is identified

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  Authorities have released the identity of a young man who was killed in an apparent hit-and-run incident in an area west of Lowesville on Sunday in Lincoln County. Upon authorities’ arrival, they found 23-year-old Preston Lee Ward, of 2956 Long Drive Circle in Iron Station, lying in the roadway,…

School among few where all graduate

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Lincoln Charter School is one of only 23 schools in the state being honored Tuesday for having a 100 percent high school graduation rate. The school was informed of the honor by June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, on September 16. Chief Administrator Dave…

Insurance agent accused of scamming clients, stealing from employer

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  A South Carolina man faces nearly a dozen felony charges in Gaston and Lincoln County after he was accused late last week of falsely obtaining several thousands of dollars in property, in addition to embezzling more than a quarter of a million dollars in funds from the Gaston County…

Hospital goes all out for breast cancer awareness

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln has gone all out in promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for its employees and the public. Even the fountain that graces the entrance to the hospital is filled with water dyed a deep pink. Pam Null, marketing and community outreach coordinator for the hospital, said the…

Denver Days

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    Photos by Seth Mabry…

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…