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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…

Tucker’s Grove brings back good memories

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Young, old share faith at camp meeting ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Report The Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting kicked off on Friday evening with the Blessing of the Grounds. One by one, the tents that dot the grounds began to light up with residents. According to Louis McClain, chairman of the camp…

Cycle shop owner to host benefit for mother battling ovarian cancer

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Keith Isenberg knows a thing or two about winning a race. The owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, Isenberg understands full well that to beat the odds and come out on top, it takes hard work and dedication. When his…

Lincoln Charter School students head back to school today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents and students alike lined up around Lincoln Charter School on Monday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially began. With all of the changes being made to the internal and external structure of the school, Lincolnton campus principal Rachael Greer is more than ready to…