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Youth nabs first deer

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Calendar — 1/3/14

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Correction The Lincoln County Cardinals won their first game of the 2013 N.C. American Legion State Tournament on July 26 with a 5-3 victory over Randolph County Post 45 –– Post 455’s first state tournament win in history. A story published on Page 4 on Wednesday, Jan. 1, incorrectly stated…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Steven Brian Somerset, 24, of 222 Young Rd. in Bessemer City was charged Dec. 30 with one count each of larceny after breaking and entering, felony breaking and entering, possessing stolen goods and safecracking. A $150,000 bond was set. Jamie Adell…

Obituaries 1-3-14

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  Edith Blanche Scronce Helms VALE — Edith Blanche Scronce Helms, age 100, of 3752 Wyant Road in Vale, died on Thursday, January 2, 2013. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2013, at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Freida Hobson officiating. Burial will…

Hitting the lake on New Year’s Day

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Man injured when cannon explodes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man’s homemade cannon exploded in his face during a New Year’s celebration, sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Timothy Crouse Hester was with family and friends around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when the black-powdered device went off,…

Handmade dulcimers make a sweet sound

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident Frank Brown likes knowing he can take a piece of wood that would have otherwise been cut up or used to build a barn, he said, and turn it into an object that produces a beautiful sound. For the last eight years, the 72-year-old…

Carolina Trust Bank names new CEO

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Staff report Lincolnton-based Carolina Trust Bank has appointed a new President and CEO to head their company. The bank’s Board of Director’s announced on Dec. 26 they had appointed Jerry L. Ocheltree to begin the position Jan. 1. In a press release, Chairman of the Board of Directors Johnathan Rhyne,…

Man singled out in report as ‘disappointment’ wants explanation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Downtown Development Association is under fire after a controversial staff report left one Lincoln County resident irate. In the association’s Nov. 26th report received by the Times-News, Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth released a staff report outlining the successes, disappointments and upcoming events…

Officers seeking suspects still at-large after county drug roundups

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dozen individuals indicted in Lincoln County drug round-ups over the last three years remain at-large, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Each of the 12 suspects are accused of using, buying or selling prescription pills or controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, narcotics…