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Suspect in murder, attempted shooting of officer is shot by SWAT team

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  UPDATED (12:40 a.m., 03/28): Sheriff Carpenter has confirmed that the suspect has been killed. He exited the apartment in which he was taking refuge with his weapon pointed at SWAT officers and fired a shot. Officers returned fire and struck the suspect multiple times. UPDATED (10:45 p.m. 03/27): Lincoln…

Lincolnton police searching for man who fired at officer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A swarm of officers is currently on scene near a Lincolnton apartment complex, searching for a man witnesses said fired a gun at police Thursday evening. Witnesses told the Times-News an officer stopped the man’s vehicle along a Lincolnton roadway near Colonial Village. When the officer…

Police investigating woman’s death

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Lincolnton police are currently investigating a woman’s death at 876 Salem Church Road. Our sources are telling us an Aaron’s delivery driver found the woman’s body on the porch of the home in a pool of blood. We’re gathering more details and will update as soon as they become available.…

Man arrested for sucking woman’s toes at Lincolnton Wal-Mart appeared in court Friday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Concord felon who attempted to suck on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. Detectives said Monday’s incident was at least the fourth time the man has tried to perform the sexual act on strangers…

Brother stabbing ruled self-defense

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Staff report A Vale man was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday after being stabbed by his brother. Rodney Scott Wright, 45, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pocketknife by his brother, John A. Wright, 43, according to an incident report from…

Medical supplies company announces Lincoln County facility

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States has announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art medical supply distribution center in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Medline Industries, Inc.  announced its decision to expand to North Carolina today. Construction is…

Troopers: Shelby man crashes vehicle, travels down Lincolnton embankment

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Shelby man was rushed to a Lincolnton hospital Thursday evening after his vehicle traveled down an embankment on N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said. Michael Harris, 60, was traveling west down the area roadway when his white Honda Accord hit a fire hydrant and brick column,…

Two former cops, Cherryville man sentenced in federal court

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The last three defendants in a Cherryville police scandal from 2012 were sentenced to prison today in federal court. Frankie Dellinger, 42, Wesley Clayton Golden, 41, and Mark Ray Hoyle, 40, will each spend at least the next year and a half behind bars for their…

Deputies: Man uses bat to strike break-in suspect

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man used a baseball to strike one of three individuals attempting to break into his residence, he told deputies. The homeowner contacted officers Friday about three people trying to access his home by way of his locked front door, a Sheriff’s Office report said. The…

LCS students to be dismissed at 1 p.m. today

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Lincoln County Schools students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today (Jan. 28). Teachers are on a regular schedule.…