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Around Town — 10-20-14

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Lions Club Meeting Valerie Carpenter, Assistant Program Manager For Stop Hunger Now and a member of the Long View Lions Club, will be the guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting in the Elm Classroom in Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln, 441 McAllister Road in Lincolnton at 7 p.m.…

Run for education coming up

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Rhyne Financial 8K run kicks off its fourth year on Saturday at 9 a.m. A dream of brothers Jody and Chris, owners of Rhyne Financial on Main Street in Lincolnton, the run is a charity event that benefits the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation, a…

Country club gets new owner

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Staff report The Lincoln Country Club is now under new ownership. Willie Heafner, president of Lincolnton’s Piedmont Companies, Inc., is the new proprietor of the local golf club. According to a club press release, Heafner first became involved with Lincoln Country Club after several members approached him with concerns about…

Criminal Charges — 10-17-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wesley Todd Bowen, 27, of 1677 Shoal Road in Lincolnton was charged Oct. 14 with one count each of driving while license revoked and display expired registration plate. A $500 bond was set. Nicole Leigh Lane, 27, 3512 Crawley Higgens Avenue…

Around Town — 10-17-14

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SATURDAY Crouse/Jenkins Reunion The Crouse/ Jenkins Family reunion will be at the Pumpkin Center Club House from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 2244. Bluegrass and BBQ First Baptist Church of High Shoals at 600 N. Lincoln Street in…

Convicts get a second chance

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Work release program helps inmates get back into society ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Excel Manufacturing is doing more than welding landscaping trailers and textile handling equipment. The business started just after World War II and was, at one time, a furniture manufacturer. Plant manager Robbie Eurey has worked for the…

Candidate Survey: Board of Commissioners

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of questions to candidates for Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners related to their policy stances and motivation for running for office. The responses from Republicans Bill Beam and Martin Oakes and Democrat Adam Long are listed below. — M.G. Why are you…

Spirit Week at LHS

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Board of Elections proposes new early voting plan

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County may see yet another change to its early voting schedule. In a regularly scheduled Board of Elections meeting on Tuesday, the board voted 2-1 to submit a new early voting schedule to the North Carolina State Board of Elections for approval. The new proposal…

Scouts work to help those in need locally, regionally

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer When Sonya Abernathy heard about a Secret Santa project taking place in Newport News, Virginia, she was inspired to help. As the Cub Master for Boy Scout Pack 81, she knew the perfect people to help her. Little did she know, when she started the project,…