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Hoyle earns Eagle Scout

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Kenlin Academy Preschool Graduation

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Drugs, stolen gun found during raid

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Staff report Three men are facing drug charges following a search of a home on Lakeland Avenue in Lincolnton on Wednesday by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they found more than 35 grams of cocaine, more than 10 grams of marijuana, 80 Xanax pills, cash, drug paraphernalia and…

Lafferty looks back on more than 40 years in city

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SHELBEY COOK LTN Intern Since 1972, John O. Lafferty Jr. has been practicing law and community service in Lincoln County. Originally from Charlotte, Lafferty came to Lincolnton and has been in business for 43 years because “Lincolnton is the center of the Earth.” “Lincolnton is an hour or less away…

Around Town — 7-24-15

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Around town for July 24, 2015. SATURDAY Country breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Everyone is welcome. Block party Fairview Baptist Church, located…

Locals shine in E-W game

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Triston Dennis and Tyron Roberts were selected to the East-West All-Star football game in part because of their abilities on the field, and they backed up their selections with their performance. East Lincoln’s Dennis and Lincolnton’s Roberts played in the annual all-star game in Greensboro Wednesday night, and…

BELL program provides enrichment for visually impaired

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The Braille Enrichment Literacy for Learning program concluded a two-week program today that enabled eight area children ages 5-14 to write, cook, read and interact with other visually impaired peers. Most students in the program were the only blind children at their schools and didn’t often…

Overtime law changes could affect county

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer County Manager Kelly Atkins briefly warned commissioners Monday that a federal law change could impact how local governments classify and pay their employees. Last month, President Barack Obama and the Department of Labor announced a proposal that would extend overtime pay to almost five million workers…

Criminal Charges — 7-24-15

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Criminal charges for July 24, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Andrew Baker, Jr., 43, of 241 Frye Lane in Carthage was charged July 21 with one count of non-support of family. Jennifer Brooke Haston, 23, of 261 Bubbling Well Rd. in Denver was charged…

Carpenter speaks about challenges facing Sheriff’s Office

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With more than 30 years in law enforcement including time spent as a telecommunicator, patrol deputy, detective, lieutenant of operations and a probation/parole surveillance officer, there isn’t much that Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter hasn’t seen. As technology, attitudes toward law enforcement and legislation regarding pistol…