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Waiting on a New Year’s shape-up

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Barefoot skiing competition coming to Lake Norman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the 35th year in a row, professional water skiers will celebrate the New Year by competing with their bare feet on Lake Norman. The annual “Barefoot New Year’s Day Challenge” will take place today at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford. John Gillette, spokesperson for…

Deputies: Man cracked mother’s safe

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Staff report A Bessemer City man has been charged with burglarizing his mother’s home on Dec. 15. Steven Brian Somerset, 24, 222 Young Road, Bessemer City, was arrested on Dec. 24 and charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen…

Annual county photography contest set to begin

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Ron Santini displays his image of a South Mountain waterfall that won Best in Show in the most recent Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer As the Arts Council of Lincoln County prepares to receive entries this weekend for its annual amateur photography contest,…

Home damaged by kitchen fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The American Red Cross is assisting a family whose home suffered significant fire damage following an unexpected kitchen blaze on Saturday, fire officials said. The incident occurred around lunchtime at a home on Little Street, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said. A resident, who was renting…

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu studio to re-open in Denver

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The BJJ Inc.-Fight to Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Denver is opening its doors in 2014 under new management. On Jan. 18 the martial arts academy will host a grand re-opening event for its students and the county’s community members. New owner and Head Instructor Jon…

Our Top Stories: 2013 Year in Review

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Staff report Editor’s note: With 2013 drawing to a close, the staff of the Lincoln Times-News decided to take a look back at our coverage over the past year and remind our readers about a few of the big stories that made these pages. We checked the statistics from our…

Man is deputy by day, jewelry maker by night

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Dan Snellings may fight crime as his full-time job, but his true passion is hunting for gemstones and turning them into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Since his mother worked as a geologist, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputy, who resides in Casar, just outside Vale, with his…

Shooters to bring in the New Year

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Cherryville Traditional Shooters send 2013 out with a bang ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The eve of each New Year is often spent in celebration with friends and family. Regardless of the venue where New Year’s Eve is spent, traditions often play a significant role in the festivities. Popular traditions in…

Christian Ministry announces donors for Week 4 of Christmas Fund

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Staff Report Christian Ministry of Lincolnton recently released its Christmas Fund donation list for week four of the six-week long effort. Numbers this year were down from last year’s fundraiser, but organization officials plan to still take donations through the end of the month. Christmas Fund money not only provides…