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Obituaries — 3-23-15

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  Dorris Florence Moger Hoyle Dorris Florence Moger Hoyle, age 91, of 1333 Nature Preserve Trail in Denver, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Killian officiating.…

Cops, Criminals and Citizens: Who do body cameras protect?

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   In the tangled aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri killing of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown by law enforcement, there has been a collective push by civil rights activists, citizens and law enforcement for the implementation of body cameras for police agencies across…

Man allegedly robbed after stopping to help motorist

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   A man claims that he was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning after stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist on Hill Road in Lincoln County while on his way to work. After agreeing to let the man use his cell…

Probation search nets drug charges

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  Staff report   A Lincolnton man has been arrested on drug charges following a probation search at his home. On Thursday, narcotics officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and probation officers searched the home of James Allen Harris, 52, at 112 D Street. The search yielded more than…

Office move, budget on agenda for commissioners

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Lincoln County manager Kelly Atkins said two separate special called meetings this week are a product of scheduling conflicts. It was announced on Thursday that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners would meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the possible relocation of…

State OKs West Lincoln liquor store

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  ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Residents of western Lincoln County will no longer have to drive to Cherryville or make the trek to Lincolnton to legally purchase liquor. Last week, North Carolina’s ABC Board approved the store, which will be located at the intersection of Highway 27 West and…

Spelling bee with a cause set for Tuesday

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   For the 18th time, adult groups of four will take part in an annual spelling bee at the James Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton on Tuesday night. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are partnering in…

Criminal Charges — 3-23-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Brandon Thomas Shepple, 23, of 3339 Old Country Ln. in Claremont was charged Mar. 13 with one count of probation violation. Rebecca Henderson Black, 57, of 3542 Navajo Dr. in Maiden was charged Mar. 13 with one count of simple…

Project seeks information on Vietnam veteran

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   Janna Hoehn is looking for Ray Nixon. More specifically, she’s looking for a photo of Nixon, one of 11 Lincoln County soldiers to die in the Vietnam War. Hoehn, a Maui florist, has spent the last six years tracking down photos of Vietnam…

Schedule

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    This list of events may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball Lincoln Charter at SouthLake Christian, 4 p.m. (JV only) N. Lincoln at Shelby, 7 p.m. Boys golf NP3A/4A match at…