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Two children killed in construction site accident in eastern Lincoln County

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  Staff reports   Officials with Lincoln County Emergency Management said a rescue operation for two children, who were trapped underground when a dirt wall at a home construction site collapsed on Sunday in Stanley, was called off and the victims are believed to have perished. Fire departments from across…

Surprises in dock explosion civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A defense attorney shocked the courtroom Friday by requesting to introduce never-before-seen evidence into an ongoing civil trial involving the death of a Denver teen. Attorney John Holden angered Judge Forrest Bridges by asking if he could introduce a document into evidence that both…

Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market

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School board moves ahead with attorney search

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Board of Education will further its discussion on finding a permanent replacement to provide counsel for the group during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. As the Times-News previously reported, board members approved during a recent meeting a request for proposals…

Mug sale to benefit Humane Society

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A local pottery shop is hosting its annual mug sale this week in support of Lincoln County animals. Rising Sun Pottery, located at 209 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton, will hold its “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats” from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday.…

Christian Ministries holds spring yard sale

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Woman dies in two-car wreck near Lincoln County line

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County medics assisted a head-on collision near the Mecklenburg/Lincoln County line Saturday that claimed the life of 35-year-old woman and sent two others, including an infant, to an area hospital, various news media outlets have said. Kristy Miller perished in the wreck, which…

Sheriff’s Office releases the names of children buried alive at construction

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two children who died after being buried alive by a dirt wall Sunday evening at a construction site on the county’s eastern end. Fire officials said more than 20-feet of dirt collapsed on…

Obituaries 4-8-13

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  Margaret Leonard Pickens Margaret Leonard Pickens, 89, of The Oaks in Huntersville, formerly of Lincolnton passed away on March 13, 2013 after an extended illness. Margaret grew up in Lincolnton and graduated from Lincolnton High School. She held the most honorable position of “Momma” to her two children and…

Trio faces charges after missing teen is found

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Three western Lincoln County residents are accused of hiding a recent runaway teen in the attic of a home where drugs were also present, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives located Justin Scott Rathbone, 15, on Tuesday in the attic of a residence on Bess Chapel Church…