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  Democracy in action Last Thursday’s action by both the citizens of Lincolnton and their elected representatives gave a great lesson involving true democracy in action. At the June Council meeting, numerous citizens expressed their strong objection to a proposed trash tax. After affording the citizens the opportunity to voice…

Criminal Charges

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following charges:   Joel Carson Webber, 52, of 1428 Little Valley Ln. in Lincolnton was charged July 12 with one count of communicating threats. No bond was set.   Kelly Smith Cape, 27, of 160 Old Well Ln. in Lincolnton was charged…

Obituaries 7-17-13

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Edna Nathlee Galloway Hamm Edna Nathlee Galloway Hamm, 89 of Cherryville died July 15, 2013. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from…

Amity Lane residents on their own

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Residents of the Trinity Farms neighborhood in Iron Station will be faced with finding a solution on their own for the washed-out bridge on Amity Lane, with little help available from either Lincoln County or the N.C. Department of Transportation since the road is private. Interim…

County makes meth bust

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man tried to produce a one-pot meth lab in the parking lot of a Lincolnton business Monday evening, deputies said. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy riding through the area spotted Brent Allen Stidham shaking up the homemade ingredients in his vehicle in…

‘Do you see what I see?’ shown in Lincolnton

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      Cultural Center hosts rehearsal for inspirational play JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “I’ve always had a vivid imagination,” Lincolnton playwright and director Earline Smith said. She is set to showcase her next production “Do You See What I See” 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The…

Counties unite for disaster readiness

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LTN Staff Report Lincoln County is joining with two others to create a regional plan for how best to prepare for when disaster strikes. Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties are together forming a Hazard Mitigation Council, which held its first meeting on July 9 in Cherryville. As of now, every…

City man injured in shooting

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer  A Lincolnton man shot another man in the side and leg during an altercation Monday evening, sending him to the hospital, deputies said. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffery Loranzie Byrd, 45, used a .22 caliber pistol to shoot Jeffrey Dean Tucker, 47, twice…

County on the hook for furniture co. closure

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A release-and-settlement agreement brought before and approved by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday night sealed the fate of one former local company for which many in the area, and across the nation, had high hopes. As the Times-News previously reported, Lincolnton Furniture Company, once…

Woman caught with marijuana at jail

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Detention officers located marijuana inside an inmate’s storage bin, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office report. Deputies grew suspicious during dinner time Friday at the county detention center when they detected a strange smell coming from Jodi Ann Marie Brock’s jail cell, the report said.…