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Criminal Charges — 9-9-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and criminal charges for September4, 2015 through September 7, 2015: Sherry Thornton Presley, 40, of 14825 Beatties Ford Rd. in Huntersville was charged Sept. 4 with one count of failure to comply. A $270 bond was set. Travis Scott Floyd, 21,…

OUR VIEW — Government shut down wouldn’t be the end of the world

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There’s a chance the federal government could shut down if Congress and President Barack Obama don’t reach a short-term spending agreement by Sept. 30 — so cue the hyperbolic rhetoric about the catastrophe that would cause. This is all similar to the government shutdown in 2013, when Republicans in Congress…

Growth combats income inequality

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Although it is misunderstood and wildly exaggerated by some, income inequality is a real issue about which state policymakers of all parties should be concerned. America’s system of free enterprise used to be one of the world’s best providers of upward mobility. And real, inflation-adjusted incomes…

State eugenics program victims deserve fair compensation

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THOM TILLIS Guest Columnist In 1947, 14-year-old Willis Lynch of Littleton was asked by a nurse to sing a song as she placed a mask over his face. Lynch unknowingly inhaled an anesthetic, and then underwent a vasectomy procedure without his consent. The forced sterilization was ordered by the state…

Reader’s Forum: Thanks for donation — 9-9-15

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Thanks for donation On behalf of the United Way of Lincoln County I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Ross Stores, Inc. for the $500.00 in gift cards to be used for the teachers of Lincoln County to support their clothing closets. Ross being the newest addition…

Mustangs hold on against Lincolnton

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln was in cruise control until Lincolnton put up a few road blocks, but the Mustangs eventually found their way through. Kali Krehnbrink had 15 kills, Hailey Buchanan added 12, and East Lincoln fought off the pesky Wolves 3-2 on Tuesday after they rallied back…

Knights focus on themselves during open week

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln doesn’t have an opponent to prepare for this week, so the Knights decided to prepare for themselves. The Knights entered their open week marred with injuries and without a win, so fourth-year coach David Maness and his staff have taken things back to basics…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Lincoln Charter shuts out Maiden

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Keeper Isaiah Smith recorded his second shutout of the season to help Lincoln Charter’s boys soccer team down host Maiden 2-0 on Tuesday. Smith has six saves in goal. Zach Allen and Cory Martin scored a goal each, while Steven Aguilar had the assist on each. Lincoln Charter…

School board OK’s land purchase in Denver area

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education approved a measure on Tuesday that could help ease space concerns at schools in the eastern end of the county. The board was unanimous in approving a contract to purchase $1.5 million in land, likely along Highway 16 in Denver. County…

Speedway owner keeps dirt track hot in Stanley

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer As a child, Bob DeLia had lofty hopes. But as he grew older, the Long Island, New York native realized his first goal wasn’t attainable at an early age and wasn’t really practical later on. “When I was a kid I wanted a hot rod, couldn’t…