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City acquires land for park, could open by late summer

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      PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   The proposed Lincolnton City Park took one giant step toward becoming a reality when the city purchased a plot of land in late February that will be home to the multi-function recreation area. The land transfer should be complete by May 1.…

Lincoln Charter’s boys golf team sets new school record

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s boys golf team set a new school record last week. The Eagles shot a team score of 150, a new school best, during a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference match. Justin Morgan was the medalist with a 35. Teammates William Crook (36), Evan Crook (37) and Dylan…

County hosts forum on West Lincoln library

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Public Library held a pair of forums on Thursday to discuss the potential for a new library in West Lincoln to replace the one currently on West Highway 27 in Vale. Library director Jennifer Sackett said around 60 people attended…

UPCOMING GAMES — 3/16/15

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This list of event may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball Lincolnton at E. Burke, 6 p.m. Bunker Hill at W. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Boys golf SD-7 match at Lincoln C.C. SP1A match…

BALLARD: St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, Georgia

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  PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist If you’ve never been to Savannah, Georgia for St. Patrick’s Day, and you like to celebrate holidays, this is an adventure you will want to take. I’ll give you a hint though, if you are going to spend the night there, you must make your…

Criminal Charges — 3-16-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tory Lee Honeycutt, 34, of 1439 Redbud Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Mar. 10 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Tyreke Dreshawn Alexander, 18, 1125 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Mar.…

Editor’s Note — Let the sun shine in

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor If there’s one quality that journalists prize over any other in public officials, it’s transparency. When you’re in the business of documenting and chronicling public business, unfettered access to the truth, rather than obstruction through clever smoke screens, is more valuable than anything else. Politicians and…

PERRY: When homelessness hits home

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer I try very hard to take something out of every interaction and experience in my life. It isn’t always positive, but I try to learn and grow from it. Last week, I put together a three -part series on homelessness in Lincoln County with the help…

Police seek public help to locate missing Lincolnton woman

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A Lincolnton woman was reported missing on Friday evening. The Lincolnton Police Department received a call from the roommate of Patricia Loveless, 62, at 6:22 p.m. to report her as missing. Loveless was last seen on Friday morning walking on Main Street. She…

Kinston beats East Lincoln for 2A state title

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHAPEL HILL — Brandon Ingram scored a game-high 28 points, and his personal 10-point run to start the third quarter helped Kinston pull away for a 60-43 win over East Lincoln in the NCHSAA state 2A boys basketball championship at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday.…