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His job is patrolling the shore

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Nearly 10 months after assuming lake patrol duties, Sheriff Deputy Jason Hutchinson says he’s beginning to find the footing on his new beat. “I’ve had to change my entire style of policing,” Hutchinson reflected. “It’s a totally different world when you go from dry land to a boat. It’s a…

Honoring years of service

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WINNING NIGHT

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Photos by Ron McCann – Lincoln Times-News East Lincoln senior and Navy signee Alex Newsome, who is closing in on 1,000 points for his prep career, battles Cherryville’s Phillip Johnson for a loose ball in a matchup that featured the Southern Piedmont’s top two teams. Newsome and the Mustangs had…

Community Calendar

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SCHOOLS Board meeting Lincoln County school board members meet for a public board meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the central office. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Optional teacher workday Lincoln County schools will hold an optional teacher work day Feb. 18. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. SPORTS,…

Coming up…

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n Budget workshops: The Denver Fire Department will hold two budget workshops open to the public. The workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Monday, Feb. 11 at the Headquarters Station, 3956 N.C. 16 N. Kiandra Long of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs is…

ShoreLine: County notifies developers buildings are in violation

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Developers who built the new Lowe’s shopping center in Stanley face a Feb. 8 deadline to agree to tweak how adjacent shops look or face the prospect of having permits revoked. “We’ve notified them they are in violation,” said Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, who issued letters in November…

Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…

500-600 participate in Lincoln County’s Vial of Life program

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It has been two years since the “Vial of Life” program was introduced to Lincoln County. “The program itself has been around for a very long time,” said Ronald Rombs, director of Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. “We now have between 500 and 600 people who are enrolled.” The “Vial…