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Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting bringing worship, family together

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Though it may look like a ghost town out of the Old West, the campground where Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting is held every year comes very much alive on Aug. 15. Thousands of people from neighboring churches will gather for two weeks to share in fellowship…

Profits soar for Hog Happenin’

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s 2014 Hog Happenin’ festival saw a significant rise in profits compared to the 2013 event. The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, which annually hosts the two-day barbeque and motorcycle event, released 2013 and 2014 financial records of the event to the Times-News after the board’s…

Harris Teeter to close Boger City location

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After nearly 48 years of business, a regional grocery chain has announced it is closing the doors at its Boger City location. Harris Teeter’s corporate office issued a press statement that said the Boger City store, located on 2318 East Main Street, will permanently close on…

E-cigarette shop opens on Lincolnton’s Court Square

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton residents may be swapping out their packs of tobacco cigarettes for an alternative, thanks to a new downtown business. Vape Envy, located at 107 Court Square, opened its doors on Saturday. The business, owned by Cherryville resident Mario Greene, specializes in the sales of electronic…

Campers learn about harm of bullying

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Monday saw the summer campers at the YMCA celebrating Christmas in July, but with a very special message. In partnership with the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, volunteers from First Federal Bank of Lincolnton and the United Way, the YMCA presented…

Worker charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Meghan Black Cook, 33, of 4138 H E Propst Road in Maiden, was charged on Monday with one count of felony embezzlement after Deputy K. Davis of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Highway 73 in Denver to investigate allegations of…

Obituaries — 07-30-14

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Rev. Fred Falls Jr. GASTONIA — Rev. Fred Falls Jr., 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014. Born in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Fred Falls Sr. and Lula Martin Falls. Rev. Falls was a 1960 graduate of Pfeiffer University and Duke University Divinity…

Woman drowns in Lake Norman

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Staff report Rescuers recovered the body of a 36-year-old Lincolnton woman who drowned in Lake Norman at a Denver residence on Tuesday. The body of Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of 214 Rock Ola Lane in Lincolnton, was located at 6:40 p.m. by divers, several feet from the pier where she…

Deputies make two drug arrests

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators recently made two drug busts, and utilized surveillance and a national database that tracks methamphetamine precursors to take cocaine and methamphetamine off of Lincoln County streets. Deputies tracked Christopher Lee Sisk, 37, of 1119 Safeway Drive in Gastonia, on the…

Around Town — 07-30-14

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TODAY VBS Fairview Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host vacation bible school from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The theme is from Grumble to Humble and will run until August 2 will the Saturday session beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call (980) 429-5630 VBS Saint James AME…