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Teen charged in crash that killed girl

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Staff report Juan Leonardo, 18, was served arrest warrants on Saturday by the Lincolnton Police Department in connection with a May 17 accident in Lincolnton that left 14-year-old Beatriz Garcia dead. In the accident, Leonardo hit a curb while traveling on North Aspen Street and crashed into Jesus Name Ministerial…

Band of Knights to hold new uniform fundraiser

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Staff report North Lincoln High School Band of Knights members and the North Lincoln Band Boosters are currently seeking sponsorships and donations to purchase new uniforms. The band’s current uniforms were purchased 11 years ago when the school first opened and are in dire need of replacement. The band needs…

Board of Commissioners approves prayer policy, Mitchem backtracks

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Every seat in the chamber was filled and several dozen watched on a video screen in the lobby of the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center as Lincoln County commissioners formally adopted a new prayer policy during their meeting on Monday night. The policy,…

Lincolnton man arrested in connection with shooting

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after two men were shot in the Oaklawn community on Sunday. Joshua “J-Nasty” Glenn McRavion, 31, of 1100 Lincoln Street, was charged on Tuesday by the Lincolnton Police Department with assault with…

Washington religious freedom group threatens lawsuit

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In an email sent on Monday, a Washington, D.C.-based religious liberty watchdog group warned Lincoln County commissioners not to ban non-Christian prayer from government meetings and gave commissioners 30 days to respond. The letter, sent from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, comes in…

City Council approves naming rights for Lincolnton park

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Lincolnton’s City Council unanimously approved a motion to extend naming rights for the new city park that will be located at the “old depot” on North Poplar Street. First Federal Bank will make a $50,000 contribution up front and pay $5,000 annually for five years to complete…

Lincolnton couple arrested on child sexual assault charges

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Staff report A Lincoln County couple was arrested on child sexual assault charges on Tuesday. Detectives charged and arrested Robert Lee Mahala, Jr., 46, and Lois Flowers Mahala, 45, both of 1486 Rhodes Rhyne Road in Lincolnton, on one felony count each of taking indecent liberties with a child. On…

Commissioners to hold third budget workshop

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners decided this week to schedule an additional budget workshop for Wednesday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The meeting comes on the heels of a Time-News article detailing Sheriff David Carpenter’s displeasure with commissioners for not including…

Sheriff’s Office loses top narc to Catawba County

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Starting May 11, Jason Reid will have a much shorter commute to work. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics lieutenant and father of two has accepted a position leading the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office’s narcotics, vice and interdiction unit where his father, Coy Reid, serves as…

Lincolnton Lions Club offers scholarships

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Staff report The Lincolnton Lions Club is accepting applications for its 2015 Lions Club Scholarship. One $500 Lions Club College Scholarship will be awarded at East Lincoln, North Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln High School. All sections of the 2015 Lincolnton Lions Club College Scholarship application and supporting documents must be completed…