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Deputies seize 5 lbs. of high-grade marijuana

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Sheriff’s narcotics investigators said they located five pounds of hydroponic marijuana Thursday night inside a Denver man’s residence. Officers charged Keith Michael Howell, 30, of 5765 Grassy Creek Road, with harboring the illegal drug. Deputies searched the suspect’s home around 8:30 p.m. and located the…

Woman charged with threatening juror

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A woman accused of threatening to kill a Lincoln County juror appeared in court Wednesday. Gaston County officers arrested Stacie Danielle Hargette, 31, of 8715 John Gladden Road in Charlotte, on Saturday, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Larry Seagle. She was…

Agriculture celebrated at banquet

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual banquet Thursday night, recognizing various local agricultural enthusiasts. District Chairman Tommy Houser handed out plaques to the award recipients, following a presentation on North Carolina’s changing farming industry by the state’s Assistant Commissioner for Agricultural…

Denver woman sentenced for pharmacy robberies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County woman was sentenced Tuesday to at least 25 years in federal prison for robbing a Gaston County pharmacy, one of many she robbed across four counties, police said. Lorrie Kimberly Griffin, 45, of 1995 Rock Springs Circle in Denver, was found…

Arson suspected in Denver trailer fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Flames consumed the inside of an eastern Lincoln County home this week in an incident fire officials believe may have been the work of an arsonist. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Wednesday at 6506 Persimmon Lane in Denver, according to Denver Fire Chief Jay…

Job Listings

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  Materials Supervisor  (Job #10224096) Responsible for the performance of all tasks involved in the shipment, requisition and storage of materials, supplies and equipment into and from warehouse. Includes the coordination of material flow. Must have an in-depth understanding of lean manufacturing practices and principles and be able to effect…

Criminal Charges 8-9-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:    Tosceona Aza-Liah Kent, 20, of 609 12th St. SW in Hickory was charged Aug. 2 with two counts of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Caterina Carol Gray, 38, of 2875 Highland Ave. in Hickory was…

Former prosecutor’s wife gets 6 years for fraud

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The wife of a retired Lincoln County prosecutor received a six-year federal prison sentence Thursday for money laundering and health care fraud conspiracy, according to the United States District Attorney’s Office in North Carolina’s Western district. Federal officials said a judge sentenced Linda Smoot…

Man faces meth charges for second time in 2 months

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Maiden man is behind bars for the second time in two months for making methamphetamine after narcotics investigators located both lab remnants and precursors inside a Lincolnton residence Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested James Christopher Coleman, 42, of Bob…

Tuning up for the season

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