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Lions Club to host ‘Adopt-a-Duck Derby’

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Staff report The first Lincolnton Lions Club “Adopt-A-Duck-Derby” fundraiser will be held on May 22 in the Betty Ross Park swimming pool, located at 800 South Madison Street in Lincolnton. Prior to the event, the Lions will give individuals, businesses and corporations the opportunity to adopt one or more of…

Obituaries — 5-13-15

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Obituaries for May 13, 2015 Sanford ‘Joe’ Harold Thompson, Jr. Sanford “Joe” Harold Thompson, Jr., 62, of Maiden died May 11, 2015. A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery, Maiden. The family will receive friends, following the service at the grave.…

Washington religious freedom group threatens lawsuit

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In an email sent on Monday, a Washington, D.C.-based religious liberty watchdog group warned Lincoln County commissioners not to ban non-Christian prayer from government meetings and gave commissioners 30 days to respond. The letter, sent from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, comes in…

Around Town — 5-11-15

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Around Town Events MONDAY Coalition of Churches meeting The Coalition Of Churches will meet at Oaklawn School, located on Linden Street in Lincolnton, at 7 p.m.   TUESDAY LNRC meeting The Lincoln Natural Resources Committee (LNRC) will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 514 South…

City Council approves naming rights for First Federal Park

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  PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a motion to extend naming rights for the new city park that will be located at the “old depot” on North Poplar Street. First Federal Bank will make a $50,000 contribution up front and pay $5,000 annually for five years…

LTDA looks to put ideas into motion, beautify Exit 24

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For the board of the Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority, the inspiration for serving for the civic organization lies in the history of the city and the citizens that walk its streets. “Collectively, we are passionate about this city,” chairwoman Carol King said. “We want others to…

Our View — This isn’t Lincoln County

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Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem might think he speaks for Lincoln County. He doesn’t. But the reality is that, as our top elected official, he is the public face of Lincoln County government and, therefore, the public face of Lincoln County. That reality makes recent comments Mitchem made to…

Reader’s Forum — 5-11-15

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Reader’s Forum for 5-11-15 Mitchem should resign After reading the article in Friday’s Lincoln Times-News concerning the issue of prayer at the start of Lincoln County commissioners meetings, I find that I am completely ashamed and embarrassed to live in such a wonderful and beautiful county. Why, you ask? Carrol…

WL wins back-to-back tournament titles

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Cassidy Wise has been lights out recently, and her latest gem gave West Lincoln back-to-back tournament titles. Wise tossed her fourth shutout in as many games, Carson Warlick went 3-for-4 and Katie Hively homered and drove in three runs to lift the Rebels to…

East Lincoln teammates sign baseball NLIs

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