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The importance of strength

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RYAN ABARNO Guest Columnist As this is our introductory column of “The Fitness Corner,” I’d like to introduce myself and state the purpose of this column. My name is Ryan Abarno, and I am the lead physical therapist at Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy in Lincolnton. My hope is to…

Pensions for veterans’ spouses explained

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ALEX PATTON Guest Columnist First and foremost, thank you for all of the positive feedback from our Veteran’s Corner articles to date. We have been able to help many veterans apply for benefits they knew nothing about beforehand. Each month we will discuss different benefits available to veterans and their…

Munday announces pick for chief deputy

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department Lt. Jason Munday, a candidate for the 2018 election of a new Lincoln County sheriff, will be taking another one of Lincolnton’s finest with him if he’s elected. Munday, a Republican, announced on Monday that Det. Brent Heavner will follow him to the…

County accepting bids for design of West Lincoln library

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Lincoln County has officially opened the bidding process for firms to provide professional architectural and engineering services necessary for the design and construction of a new West Lincoln library. “I feel sure that this board is committed to the next construction being a West Lincoln library,”…

Gallery 27 hosting Art on Main exhibit

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Gallery 27 in Lincolnton is currently showcasing art produced at Art on Main in downtown Lincolnton. This art, which is created by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be on exhibition at Gallery 27 through March 29. “We use the creative process to harness…

School board votes against using leftover bond money

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to not spend $13.5 million left over from a 2008 bond referendum. The motion was made by board member, D. Todd Wulfhorst, who told Times-News after the meeting that a lot has changed since the…

Man gets 8 years for gas station robbery

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a gas station in the city in December. Jessie Allen Adams, 31, of 851 Carolina Mill Circle, was sentenced in February are he pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon. Adams admitted to robbing the…

Gastonia pair charged with theft from Wal-Mart

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Staff report Two people are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting from Wal-Mart in Lincolnton early Wednesday morning. Lincolnton Police Department officers said Logan David Turner, 29, and Emilee Louise MacCarroll, 26, both of 1247 Blackwood Street in Gastonia, were confronted by officers as they attempted to leave the store and…

Around Town — 3-17-17

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SATURDAY   Estate Sale An estate sale will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish House, located at 316 N. Cedar St. from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Items include antique collectibles, housewares, pottery, BB Craig, Seagrove, Jug Town, Tom Clark Gnomes, old tools, coke items, and lots of…

S. Ray Lowder to celebrate 50th anniversary

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MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Students, staff and the community will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School on Friday. The first principal to serve at S. Ray Lowder was John Gilleland Sr., who opened the school in 1967. His son, former Lincolnton mayor John Gilleland…