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Feds: Father-son duo stole $11 million from clients

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Staff report A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 23 for an Iron Station man and his 72-year-old father, operators of a payroll company, for allegedly defrauding their clients of more than $11 million. James William Staz, 43, of Iron Station, and his father, William James Staz, 72,…

Candidate Survey: U.S. House of Representatives

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of questions to candidates for North Carolina’s 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives related to policy and political views. The responses from Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry and Democrat challenger Tate MacQueen are listed below. — M.G. Describe a piece of…

County schools receive $635,000 Timken grant

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Funds to be used to promote advanced manufacturing skills among students Staff report Through a collaboration with the Lincoln Economic Development Association and local industry leaders, Lincoln County Public Schools is making strides to ensure a future workforce for local manufacturing industries. The Timken Foundation presented Lincoln County Public Schools…

Group hopes to bring local farmers together with local consumers

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The North Carolina Cooperative Extension hosted a food council meeting at the James Warren Citizens Center that brought together members of the community to discuss access to local food on Tuesday. Jared Cates, a community mobilizer from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, gave a presentation on…

Deputies: Man tried to rob pharmacy with BB gun

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Staff report A Denver man was taken into custody by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies after allegedly attempting to obtain narcotics from a Walgreens on Highway 73 on Friday. According to a press release issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin Michael Lineberger, 22, of 8346 Unity Church Road,…

VOLLEYBALL — Eagles’ historic season comes to an end

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lincoln Charter’s magical run through the state volleyball playoffs has come to an end. Kacie Markle had 17 kills, and East Surry pulled away from the Eagles for a 3-1 win to clinch a the 1A West regional title on Tuesday and a…

BOYS SOCCER — State playoff time

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4 teams make NCHSAA postseason RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Four of the five county boys soccer teams earned a spot in the state playoffs, but only one of them gets to open at home. East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter, Lincolnton and West Lincoln played their way into the NCHSAA postseason, with…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Surry Central ends EL’s soccer season

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Surry Central made sure East Lincoln’s stay in the boys soccer playoffs was short-lived. The Golden Eagles scored the match-winner inside of three minutes to play, and they held on for a 2-1 win over the visiting Mustangs in the opening round of the NCHSAA state 2A boys…

Sports Calendar — 10/29/14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer NCHSAA 1A playoffs: Lincoln Charter at Pine Lake Prep, 4 p.m. NCHSAA 2A playoffs: Thomasville at Lincolnton, 6:30 p.m. NCHSAA 2A playoffs:…

Mustangs cruise by Warriors

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MARK PARKER Special to the LTN LENOIR — East Lincoln traded punches with pesky West Caldwell for two quarters in a Southern District 7 2A Conference football game Friday night. The visiting Mustangs then took advantage of key mistakes in the third quarter and rolled to a 55-21 victory. Led…