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Lincoln Theatre Guild presentation of ‘Robin Hood’ opens Friday

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer “Robin Hood” will be shown on the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center beginning March 24. The play, which is presented by the Lincoln Theatre Guild, is directed by Pete DeGregory and stars Jeremy Homesley as Robin Hood, the generous outlaw of Sherwood Forest who…

Artist upholds deep-rooted pottery traditions

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer In this age of mass-produced goods, there are still artisans and craftspeople in Lincoln County keeping alive the traditional way of doing things. Michel Bayne and his wife, Diana, moved to Lincolnton in 2010 and restored the 1859 Theodore James Ramseur house. Bayne turned an…

Deputies investigating reports of shootout

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Staff report Deputies are investigating reports of a shootout in Iron Station on Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4900 block of Amity Lane at around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, the homeowner told them that a silver car had pulled into the driveway of…

Commissioners set to discuss three high-dollar projects

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will discuss a trio of high-dollar projects during their regular monthly meeting today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The first item of significance on tonight’s agenda involves a donation of approximately 35 acres of land located at the…

McHenry discusses repeal of Obamacare

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the chief deputy whip in the House of Representatives, has expressed unwavering support for the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare in interviews on CNBC and CNN. McHenry, a Denver resident, boasts about having voted countless times over the years to repeal…

Senior Games open with ‘Silver Arts’ competition

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Lincoln County’s inaugural Senior Games kicked off on Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center with the heritage, literary and visual arts division of the Silver Arts component of the games. Categories of this competition included woodcarving, needlework, quilting, pottery, painting, photography and literary. Libby Mize…

County accepting bids for design of West Lincoln library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County has officially opened the bidding process for firms to provide professional architectural and engineering services necessary for the design and construction of a new West Lincoln library. “I feel sure that this board is committed to the next construction being a West Lincoln library,”…

Gallery 27 hosting Art on Main exhibit

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Gallery 27 in Lincolnton is currently showcasing art produced at Art on Main in downtown Lincolnton. This art, which is created by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be on exhibition at Gallery 27 through March 29. “We use the creative process to harness…

School board votes against using leftover bond money

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to not spend $13.5 million left over from a 2008 bond referendum. The motion was made by board member, D. Todd Wulfhorst, who told Times-News after the meeting that a lot has changed since the…

Man gets 8 years for gas station robbery

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a gas station in the city in December. Jessie Allen Adams, 31, of 851 Carolina Mill Circle, was sentenced in February are he pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon. Adams admitted to robbing the…