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Art Crawl, Rhyne Competition seeking entries

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The committee of the Lincolnton Art Crawl has officially extended an open invitation for local artists to participate in this fall’s event. Seeking artists in a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts, the committee is asking artists to register…

Our View: Just like lemmings

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The United States is, once again, trudging toward war in the Middle East. President Barack Obama, in a nationally televised speech on Wednesday, made the case for the expansion of air strikes against Islamic State guerillas in Iraq and Syria. Obama said U.S. fighter jets will launch more bombings in…

Criminal Charges — 9-15-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 26, of 504 Whisnant Street in Shelby was charged September 11 with one count each displaying expired registration place and no operator’s license and two counts driving while license revoked. An unknown bond amount was set. Tod Jaa…

Around Town — 9-15-14

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TODAY Human Trafficking Awareness Program United Methodist Church in Lincolnton will host Pastor Mark Andrews as he presents Pedaling to Stop Traffic in the Fellowship hall beginning at 7 p.m. Desserts served at 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Advocacy Training Lincoln County Senior Services will be hosting an Advocacy Training for local…

Lincoln Charter School breaks ground at site

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Obituaries — 9-15-14

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Eddie Lee Dean, Sr. Mr. Eddie Lee Dean, Sr., age 60, of 2091 Smith Farm Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, September 11, 2014. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Maiden Wesleyan Church with Rev. Bob Scott officiating. Mr. Dean was born…

All county football games suspended

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Rain, lightning force teams to finish games later LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln began their football games on Friday, but none of them finished. All three games involving county teams were suspended due to storms that passed through the area. The Mustangs, who hosted Gastonia Forestview, had…

Students mark anniversary of 9/11

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The American flag was prominently displayed amidst a backdrop of construction. White ribbons, 2,977 of them, were tied to a temporary fence. At 9 a.m., the student body of the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School filed out to join fellow students and staff for a…

Pastor pedals to battle human trafficking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The U.S Department of State estimates that 12.3 million adults and children are currently in forced or bonded labor or prostitution throughout the world. Almost two out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number increases to every three out of…

Deputies: Two men arrested for theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two people were detained by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a theft that was reported from Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden. Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane in Maiden, was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering a building,…