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It’s been said that Jason Munday is driving a red Ferrari to local crime scenes and leading the glamorous life of a private investigator – well, not quite. While he greatly enjoys his job, the former law enforcement officer says that the life of a private investigator isn’t quite as flashy a…

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There was a time when Chris Duschel would be out in his front yard, in all weather, working on cars for other veterans. The 2016 Lincoln County Veteran of the Year, Duschel goes out of his way to help other veterans. After getting out of the service, Duschel worked for Lincoln County Schools…

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On New Year’s Eve when many people were ringing in the new year, Deedie Martin was at the magistrate’s office at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office doing the same job she’s done for more than two decades. This job has entailed a lot of listening and then decision making. Despite all the cas…

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While all of the veterans chosen to receive the Lincoln County Veteran of the Year award because of their contribution to the county’s veteran community, the one most recently chosen perhaps has the capacity to help veterans in a more significant basis. Alex Patton is the county’s veteran’s …

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Several community members spoke out about the homeless population during the public comment session of the most recent meeting of the Lincolnton City Council held on Jan. 6. Rex Rhyne, owner of Trim Barber Shop, expressed his concerns saying that he had to run an individual out of his barber…

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For the past three decades, the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund has helped made college possible for students across Lincoln County. Each year, approximately 75 students receive low interest loans to attend college, according to Anna Mullen, the executive director of the Lincoln Coun…

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LINCOLNTON – COVID challenges couldn’t slow down this year’s Lincoln County Senior Games competitors. Several placed in the state games and will be going on to the national games in the spring. 

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LINCOLNTON – This was to be a story about Lucky – a homeless man who passed away early last week but there’s so much more to be told about the homeless population in Lincoln County. This story is about Lucky, but it’s also about the people who volunteer or work at the organizations who help …

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LINCOLNTON - Christmas is a holiday that most children look forward to. The horrible fact is that there’s a lot of children who may not have a merry Christmas if it were not for those dedicated to making their lives better. 

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LINCOLNTON – While students, teachers and staff have been in the new elementary and high school buildings at the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School since the 2021-2022 school year began in August, the school held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday to celebrate expansion of the campus.

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LINCOLNTON - The popular Frank Love Orchestra will be playing a Christmas concert as part of the Lincoln County Concert Association on Sunday. This orchestra has its roots in Lincolnton and has been a mainstay for that big band sound. Perhaps it was the retirement gift of a silver trumpet th…

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To truly experience the magic of the “Nutcracker,” it may be necessary to sit in an audience full of children. The student performance of the 2021 performance of the Lincoln County youth “Nutcracker” opened on Thursday to a packed auditorium of elementary school children. After months and li…

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LINCOLNTON - Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a disturbance call at Colonial Village Drive, Lincolnton on Dec. 4 at approximately 9 p.m. Officers arrived to find Joey Dean Smith, 26 of 525 West Pine Street, Lincolnton shot. Life saving measures were not successful …

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IRON STATION –N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a critical injury collision in Lincoln County on N.C. 73 near Amity Church Road on Saturday, Dec. 4, at approximately 12:45 p.m.  A 2007 Nissan Frontier was traveling east on NC 73, crossed the centerline, and collided head-on with a westb…

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LINCOLNTON - Numerous community members attended the most recent Lincolnton City Council meeting to speak on the application from Prestige Acquisitions, LLC requesting the rezoning of approximately 24 acres of land from Residential-25 and Residential-Office to Planned Residential District fo…

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LINCOLNTON - There will be pie, served up with a good portion of mystery, mayhem, murder, and lots of laughs at the Lincolnton High School Drama Club’s annual Murder Mystery Dessert Theater. This long-running fundraiser will be held this Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. The …

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LINCOLNTON - The bulk of the cast in the Lincoln County youth production of “The Nutcracker” have been in the performance since they were little. Many starting out in the roles of mice or bon bons and working their way up to more advanced roles over the years. This year’s Nutcracker is not o…

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LINCOLNTON - The annual downtown Lincolnton Christmas parade, which didn’t happen last year due to COVID restrictions, was like a breath of fresh air – complete with candy canes, lollypops, gingerbread houses and of course the big man himself. There was magic in the air when Santa’s sleigh p…

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LINCOLNTON - Morgan Wise has come full circle with the Lincoln Theatre Guild. In 2012, she played Beth in the Lincoln Theatre Guild production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Now in 2021, she’s in her first solo directorship of the same play. The play opens today and runs for two weekends.

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Shivay loves animals, especially cows. He is, to some extent indebted to a cow, but more on that later. Courtney Jones and her husband, Chandous, adopted Shivay when he was 19 months old from Pune, India. He’ll be four the end of November.

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LINCOLNTON - On a day that’s normally thought of as one that you spend time with friends or family, Jackie Casey was at the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County Soup Kitchen preparing a meal for those who are less fortunate or didn’t have anywhere else to go for the holiday. This isn’t the f…

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VALE - Remember the good old days when you could go to a video store, pick out a movie and sit down with family and friends and watch it? The days of going to a video store are pretty much gone in this age of streaming content, but many people like Bobby Canipe, Jr. who grew up in the Cat Sq…

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LINCOLNTON - An army of volunteers gathered at Hesed House of Hope on Saturday for the Days of Hope Rally. This was a time that those who are less fortunate – be they homeless, hungry, or just down and out, were able to get some assistance. Nov. 13-21 is national Hunger & Homeless Awaren…

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DENVER - Susan Lagle’s family will often come home to find her sitting on the living room floor up to her neck in flowers and covered in glue. That’s okay though, she’s in her happy place. Owen Lagle thinks his wife looks “adorable” when she’s covered in flowers.

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LINCOLNTON - There’s more than one way to pick up a body. That’s not something that many people would need to worry about, but it is for emergency medical services employees. With the average weight of an adult living in the United States being more than 250 pounds, that’s a heavy lift which…

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LINCOLNTON - Is there someone in your life, or maybe an acquaintance that you wished you could get to know better. Word of advice, do it. They aren’t here forever. That was the case with Katheryn Yarbro. I had met her a few times, but I didn’t spend much time with her. I had in my mind to go…

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LINCOLNTON - Jack loves sports, especially North Carolina sports and he loves painting. Through the art classes he takes at UMAR in Lincolnton, Jack has realized an amazing talent. He hadn’t quite put the two together until he started attending art classes at UMAR. He went from painting sunf…

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LINCOLNTON - While an artist may adapt her style to appeal to a wider audience, Katya Wentz stays true to her heart in depicting the good and bad of life.

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When Linda Roseboro, who became a part of the family by marriage more than 40 years ago, was putting together information to order flags as part of Lincolnton’s Hometown Heroes project, she realized that in addition to her husband, four more Roseboro brothers were veterans. 

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Remember the good old days when you could go to a video store, pick out a movie and sit down with family and friends and watch it? The days of going to a video store are pretty much gone in this age of streaming content, but many people like Bobby Canipe, Jr. who grew up in the Cat Square ar…

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A few weeks ago, Times-News was contacted by a gentleman who described himself as a nature enthusiast who spent a lot of time on nature walks. One of his regular walks was along South Fork Catawba River under the Laboratory Road Bridge in Lincolnton. He had noticed a large amount of trash al…

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All it took was one book, one North Lincoln High School senior dedicated to literacy and the efforts of one middle school to equal more than 4,000 books. Students at North Lincoln Middle School just finished a one school, one book project wherein all of the students at the school read one bo…

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The Lincoln County Drug Prevention and Recovery Coalition met online on Friday after a hiatus due to COVID. During the meeting, Dr. Corey Richardson, the director of the Integrated Care Group Hickory which operates an office in Lincolnton, unveiled the plans for a Health Resources and Servic…

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The vision has become a reality. The “Hometown Hero” flags that Dale Punch presented to the Lincolnton City Council several months ago have been hung. A veteran himself, when Punch learned of the initiative that took place in Cherryville to honor veterans, he jumped on it. In their downtown …

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Shivay loves animals, especially cows. He is, to some extent indebted to a cow, but more on that later. Courtney Jones and her husband, Chandous, adopted Shivay when he was 19 months old from Pune, India. He’ll be four the end of November.

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On the surface, Riley Pyle looks like your average high school student. Under the surface, however, she’s a brave soul and faces a severe illness with grace. Pyle, who’s a senior at Lincolnton High School was one of the many who spoke at the most recent Lincoln County Board of Education meet…

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The annual Hart Square Festival continues on despite the loss of its founder, Dr. Robert “Bob” Hart and a global pandemic. There wouldn’t be a Hart Square which is truly a local treasure if it were not for Dr. Hart. There wouldn’t be a festival if it were not for the hundreds of volunteers a…

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At their regular meeting held Monday night, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved the Lease Agreement with Duke Energy for the Beatty’s Ford Access Area. This agreement with Duke has been a topic of discussion for the county commissioners for well over a year. The project is req…