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Newspaper column helps man find his grandfather

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about Adolphus Travis, who wore a wooden leg made by one of his neighbors. I thought this was an interesting story, but I had no idea it would lead me to another column. Approximately a week after my column…

First same-sex couples wed in Lincoln County

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Asheville judge’s ruling strikes down NC same-sex marriage ban ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Two Denver men made history Monday morning, becoming the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Lincoln County. For Tom Taylor and his husband, Scott Mical, the opportunity to exchange wedding vows in their home state…

Industries made big gains in ‘13

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With Industry Appreciation Month underway, the Lincoln Economic Development Association has worked diligently to share the importance and accomplishments of the local industry and manufacturing sector. The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have declared October as Industry Appreciation Month for the past 11 years. This…

Board of Education approves final specs for Asbury redesign

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education reviewed the proposed final design drawings for the construction of the new Asbury Alternative School building at a meeting Tuesday night. The school board partnered with R.J. Leeper Construction Company earlier this year to work on the $2 million project. According…

Criminal Charges — 10-13-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Daniel McKellen Harmon, 28, of 1025 Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale was charged Oct. 9 with one count of communicating threats. An unknown bond amount was set. Loretta Jean Starnes, 29, of 251 8th Avenue in Cramerton was charged Oct.…

Child Advocacy Center leads the way in fight against child abuse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Coalition against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, like so many of the non-profits of Lincoln County, was born out of tragic necessity. It began in 1992 when Melinda Houser, who now works with the Cooperative Extension, and Ola Mae Foster saw a…

City man charged for assault

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Staff report A Lincolnton man was taken into custody by the Lincolnton Police Department in connection with a Sept. 27 assault on Westview Drive. Daniel Lee Icenhour, 28, of 578 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, was charged on Thursday with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting…

City hires new Business and Community Development director

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After a five-month search, the City of Lincolnton has hired a new director for the Business and Community Development department. In an interview on Friday, City Manager Jeff Emory said Vicki Davis will serve as the Business and Community Development director, beginning her employment with the…

Around Town — 10-13-14

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TUESDAY Jubilee Leonards Fork Baptist Church at 1462 Leonards Fork Church Road in Lincolnton will host the Rivers of Joy jubilee, beginning at 7 p.m. and running every night until Thursday. For more information, please call (704) 735 – 9740. Soup Bowl Benefit The 17th Annual Soup Bowl Benefit has…

Candidate Survey: Sheriff

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News, in an effort to promote discourse and the dissemination of information about political candidates’ policy positions, submitted a series of questions to candidates for Sheriff of Lincoln County. The responses from Republican incumbent David Carpenter and certified write-in candidate Anthony Huss are below. Some responses…