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Deputies: Thieves hit tobacco stores

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating break-ins at two separate tobacco outlets in Denver that occurred within 30 minutes of each other on Tuesday. Thieves gained access to Tobacco and Beer Outlet at 3598 N. North Carolina Highway 16 and Denver Smokes at 120 S.…

Nonprofit offers funds for home rehabs

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may soon have the opportunity to get $45,000 to rehabilitate their homes. Through a grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and distributed by the non-profit organization Community Link, prospective families may qualify for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient, make…

Tourism authority adapts to state changes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s Tourism Development Authority discussed several foreseeable changes to the board’s future at a meeting on Tuesday. The board’s members — City Councilman Larry Mac Hovis, Hampton Inn General Manager Heather Sain, City Manager Jeff Emory and City Finance Director Steve Zickefoose — were all in…

Criminal Charges — 8-20-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Terry Allen Tucker, 47, of 1021 Gaston Street in Lincolnton was charged August 13 with one misdemeanor count possession of stolen goods. A $2000 secured bond was set. Brooke Shontae Smith, 26, of 721 E Pine Street in Lincolnton was charged August…

Reader’s Forum — 8-20-14

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Bush deserves blame for Iraq In regard to your editorial of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 (Editor’s Note: Caution in Iraq): I am curious why you did not give the Bush administration full credit for the fabulous goat-rope and predicable consequences of our invasion of Iraq? Instead, you chose to blame…

Jump the gun

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NL football looks for fast start in ’14 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– When the season kicks off on Friday North Lincoln has but one objective: To start the season hot right out of the gate. The Knights host county rival Lincolnton at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the…

Wilson grabs first INT as pro, saves Bears’ win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Former Lincolnton High standout C.J. Wilson made his first professional interception Thursday and secured a preseason win for the Chicago Bears in the process. Wilson, a converted defensive back who graduated from Lincolnton in 2008 and is in his second season with the Bears, picked off the pass…

Calendar — 8/18/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Monday, Aug. 18 Boys soccer Shelby at…

State to close Country Club Road for repairs

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Staff report North Carolina’s Department of Transportation has closed County Club Road in Lincolnton for repairs. According to NCDOT communications officer Jordan-Ashley B. Walker, the road was closed last week to replace a rusted pipe under the road. “The closure is limited to right around the area where the pipe…

SC deputy cleared in shooting of Lincolnton man

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Staff report Prosecutors announced Thursday that the South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old Lincolnton man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during a traffic stop will not be charged.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division received a letter from Solicitor Kevin Brackett stating…