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Election filing begins today

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER  Staff Writer     Candidates were able to begin filing to run in 2014 primary elections this afternoon. The list of offices on the ballot this year include US Senate, US House of Representatives, NC Senate District 44, NC House District 97, the District Attorney for…

Wreck sends two to hospital

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News       The site of accident on the Highway 150 bypass at Laboratory Road on Friday afternoon.   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer     Troopers said a man and woman were rushed to area hospitals Friday afternoon after their vehicle flipped multiple times during a three-car…

‘Price is Right’ event fights child abuse

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    Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News     Contestants check out the item up for bid at the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center’s Price is Right Fund Raiser on Saturday.   Image courtesy of…

Sheriff announces run for re-election

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff David M Carpenter (R) is filing for re-election for a second term today. He announced his decision to seek the nomination Feb. 7. Carpenter was first elected Sheriff in 2010. “I feel my 31 years in law enforcement and the positive…

Aprons aim to help Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

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  Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News     Stephanie Sheffield sews at the Lincoln County Senior Services Fidget Apron Workshop in January.   Staff Writer   Volunteers with the Lincoln County Senior Center have been cutting, sewing, sorting and piecing together special aprons this season for area residents with memory loss. The…

City approves sidewalk alcohol ordinance

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton City Council members unanimously approved the modification of an ordinance to allow a local winery to serve alcohol on its sidewalk café at their meeting Thursday night. According to Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth, the proposed ordinance change would allow only Southern Charm…

Local officials receive Main Street Awards

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Community advocates for local businesses and downtown revitalization efforts in Lincolnton were honored with 2013 North Carolina Main Street Awards. The program serves to help small towns preserve their history and utilize local resources to create vibrant central business districts. Director of Business and Community Development…

Suspect leads cops on chase

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said a Maiden man accused of methamphetamine possession led them on a foot chase through the woods after crashing a stolen vehicle into a tree Tuesday evening in Denver. Deputies stopped Trent Brandon Carpenter’s vehicle around 7 p.m. on Eastwind Cove after noticing he had…

Students make valentines for veterans

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Veterans being treated at hospitals in Hickory, Charlotte and Salisbury will receive valentines from Lincoln and Gaston college and Early College High School (ECHS) students this month. The “Valentines for Vets” project, initiated by Gaston College’s Student Government Association (SGA), began Monday as school officials bounced…

Trio charged with Vale store break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three out-of-county men, including one teen, have been charged with breaking into a convenience store on the county’s western end last month, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the suspects worked together to steal knives, cigarettes, rolling paper, lighters, tobacco pipes and other…