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Area schools are beginning to close as a result of the winter weather. Schools that have now closed are: Carbon Career & Technical Institute Jim Thorpe Lehighton Palmerton Panther Valley St. Jerome's, Tamaqua St. John Neumann, Palmerton St. Joseph's, Jim Thorpe Tamaqua Weatherly
A vehicle stop in Lehigh County on Wednesday led to the finding of a large quantity of untaxed cigarettes. State police at Fogelsville said a rental vehicle was stopped along Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township, about 1:40 a.m. for a vehicle code violation. At the stop troopers observed multiple indicators of criminal activity. A consent search was conducted and found was 588 cartons of Virginia tax stamped cigarettes.
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Bob Ford/Times News Freshman Kayley Kovac of Jim Thorpe currently leads the Times News area in scoring. Kovac is one of many freshmen girls players who are making impacts on their teams this season.
In the traditional progression of athletic talent at the high school level, a varsity basketball team's roster is comprised of juniors and seniors, sprinkled with a few sophomores, while freshmen are relegated to play at the junior varsity level. Several area girls' teams have thrown that tradition out the window. Lehighton, Jim Thorpe, and Pleasant Valley are three schools that are not only starting freshmen game after game, their "rookies" are performing with above average success.
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Carbon County Fair Queen Jordan Behrens at the opening banquet of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Convention in Hershey.
Carbon County Fair Queen Jordan Behrens recently represented the county fair during the Pennsylvania Fair Queen State Competition in Hershey. Alana Eisenhour of the York County Fair was crowned the state winner, but Jordan still enjoyed the competition. "This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Jordan. "I was honored to be able to participate. I did my best to represent Carbon County and our fair and appreciate all the support I received from the fair board and the entire...
Don't be put off by the provocative title, "American Sniper." Don't be put off by the empty chair. Clint Eastwood is clearly and firmly in the director's chair for "American Sniper," perhaps the boldest and probably the most controversial film in the career of the 84-year-old director-actor-producer (it's the 37th film Eastwood's directed; he has 67 actor credits).