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Deputies still looking for 9 suspects from drug raids

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office served 48 warrants so far in connection with Operation Play 60, a multi-county drug roundup that began June 18. Of the warrants already served, three were to people outside of the county and one was to a juvenile. The Sheriff’s Office is still…

Obituaries — 6-27-14

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David Causby Sr. David Gene Causby Sr., 44, of Denver passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln, Lincolnton. Born August 6, 1969 in Cleveland County, he was the son of Ruth Costner Causby and the late Eddie Gene Causby. In addition to his father, grandparents, Tom…

Deputies find 57 pot plants behind Vale home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies went to the 7000 block of Coconut Way in the western portion of Lincoln County to serve a warrant from Gaston County for littering on Tuesday. What they found instead was a marijuana grow that, had it reached maturity, would have had…

Criminal Charges 6-27-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Michael Andrew Reinhardt, 24, of 607 Huss Street in Lincolnton was charged June 24 with one count misdemeanor second degree trespassing. A $3200 bond was set. Tommie Lucia Tinker, 42, of 806 S Laurel Street in Lincolnton was charged June 24 with…

McHenry named Deputy Whip

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Staff report House majority whip-elect Steve Scalise has chosen Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) as his chief deputy whip. Previously filled by Rep. Peter Roskam, the chief deputy whip role is responsible for directing a team of a few dozen deputies who help the leadership pass legislation by working their…

Cardinals fall

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Huntersville rallies past Post 455 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– All the Lincoln County Cardinals need in order to improve their chances of having home-field advantage in next week’s opening round of the Area IV playoffs are wins. Huntersville Post 321 didn’t give them any help. The Cardinals’…

Couple transforms historic home into bed and breakfast

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Years of travel inspire Carpenters to create retreat near Laboratory Mill ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A new bed and breakfast experience is taking flight in Lincoln County. Known as the Peacock Hill Farm, the bed and breakfast is nestled on the hillside across from the Laboratory Mill. Over the past…

Shelby drops Post 100

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Shelby Post 82 rallied from a three-run deficit Thursday to defeat Cherryville Post 100 6-5 and clinch at least a share of the Area IV Western Division regular season title. Post 82 (23-2, 13-2) has three games remaining entering next week’s Area IV playoffs, including Saturday’s showdown with…

Lack of funding lamented at school board meeting

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education met Wednesday night to discuss current North Carolina House and Senate education budget proposals. During his presentation, Lincoln County Schools Finance Director Steve Zickefoose spoke on current concerns with the 2014-2015 proposed state and county budgets. With the possible state reduction…

Calendar — 6-27-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Haywood Co. at Cherryville, 5 p.m. (DH) Lincoln Co. at Mint Hill, 5 p.m. (DH) Jr. Legion baseball Rutherford Blue at N. Lincoln Blue, 5 p.m. Rutherford Red at…