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‘Do you see what I see?’ shown in Lincolnton

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      Cultural Center hosts rehearsal for inspirational play JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I’ve always had a vivid imagination,” Lincolnton playwright and director Earline Smith said. She is set to showcase her next production “Do You See What I See” 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The…

Counties unite for disaster readiness

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LTN Staff Report Lincoln County is joining with two others to create a regional plan for how best to prepare for when disaster strikes. Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties are together forming a Hazard Mitigation Council, which held its first meeting on July 9 in Cherryville. As of now, every…

City man injured in shooting

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer  A Lincolnton man shot another man in the side and leg during an altercation Monday evening, sending him to the hospital, deputies said. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffery Loranzie Byrd, 45, used a .22 caliber pistol to shoot Jeffrey Dean Tucker, 47, twice…

County on the hook for furniture co. closure

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A release-and-settlement agreement brought before and approved by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday night sealed the fate of one former local company for which many in the area, and across the nation, had high hopes. As the Times-News previously reported, Lincolnton Furniture Company, once…

Woman caught with marijuana at jail

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Detention officers located marijuana inside an inmate’s storage bin, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office report. Deputies grew suspicious during dinner time Friday at the county detention center when they detected a strange smell coming from Jodi Ann Marie Brock’s jail cell, the report said.…

Commissioners to hear Amity Lane update

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is expected to hear an update on the situation with Trinity Farms, the neighborhood whose bridge was washed out on Amity Lane during recent storms, at tonight’s meeting. Following excessive rain on June 28, the eastern portion of the neighborhood…

Sailor receives prestigious Navy award

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From the streets of Lincoln County to the seas of the Mediterranean, Josh Umphress has encountered more countries and cultures through his United States military service over the last 12 years than most people do in a lifetime. Currently stationed in Naples, Italy, the West Lincoln…

Course teaches skills to visually impaired kids

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Another candidate files for city elections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Last week saw just one new candidate file for city office. Mary Frances White, a Democrat, on Wednesday officially threw her name in the race for the Ward I seat on the Lincolnton City Council. The owner of Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, White will challenge…

Instructional class offered for future caregivers

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LTN Staff Report The Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Lincoln County Senior Services to offer a class geared toward potential caregivers. The workshop, entitled “What Every Adult Child Should Know – Protecting Your Retirement and Other Financial Information for Family Caregivers,” is designed to provide information on how to…