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Deputies: Man sent photograph of private parts to victim

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  Staff report   A 36-year-old Cherryville man has been charged with disseminating obscenity by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly sending a photograph of his private parts to a woman he was harassing. Ashley Dean Waters, of 1861 Wehunt Store Road, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor cyberstalking,…

North Lincoln band hosts Spirit Night to fundraise for new uniforms

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Staff report The North Lincoln High School Band of Knights and the North Lincoln Band Boosters are currently seeking sponsorships and donations to help purchase new uniforms. The band’s current uniforms were purchased 11 years ago, when the school first opened, and need to be replaced, according to a press…

Lake Norman management plan on county agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Only a few items sit on the agenda and perhaps only one will be the subject of extended discussion. Public works and utilities director Don Chamblee…

Carolina Eye Care to give free exams to Lincoln students

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Staff report Carolina Eye Care will donate time and machinery to screen all Lincoln County Schools first graders this week. The eye screenings begin at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. G.E. Massey and S. Ray Lowder students have screenings later in the morning. Eight other schools will…

Lincoln County Schools will host meeting on redistricting

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss changes to attendance lines that will force some Denver elementary students to change schools. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pumpkin Center Intermediate gymnasium and follows…

Lincoln County Democratic Party elects new leadership

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Tommy Huskey was sworn in Monday as the new chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Party. The party’s county convention was held on April 11 at party headquarters on West Water Street in Lincolnton. “I am honored and very excited to serve as an officer for…

Hit and run driver strikes school bus

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Staff report A school bus carrying 27 children was rear-ended at the intersection of Rock Dam Road and Highway 27 West late Wednesday afternoon. Jeffrey Wayne Powers, of 2279 Fulton Trail in Lincolnton, was the driver of a green 1997 GMC pickup truck that fled the scene. Powers was later…

Bank of America’s Boger City branch to close

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Staff report The Boger City branch of Bank of America will shut its doors on June 23, a Bank of America spokesperson confirmed to the Lincoln Times-News on Friday. “After careful consideration, we have decided to close our Boger City banking center on Jun 23, 2015,” Nicole Nastacie said in a…

Lincoln County, Catawba County deputies target 100 suspects in drug roundup

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Staff report Narcotics investigators from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined forces this morning to arrest 100 suspected drug offenders. Teams of officers from both jurisdictions were assigned lists of suspects that were the target of warrants in “Operation 50-50,” according to a press…

Commissioners vote for new building to house offices

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer After more than five years of planning, Lincoln County commissioners finally reached a conclusion on county office moves at a meeting on Tuesday. The board voted 3-2 against using an old building and 4-1 against constructing a new building behind the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The…