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Hickory man accused of inappropriately touching Lincoln County 7-year-old

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man accused of a sex-related incident with a Lincoln County child is now behind local bars after the Sheriff’s Office said out-of-state officers apprehended him on a warrant late last month. McGarrett Eugene McManus, 30, of 2204 3rd Ave. SE in Hickory, was transferred to…

Heavy rains help some crops, hurt others

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Ray Gora / Lincoln Times-News In spite of the unusually wet season, Lineberger Berry Hill Farms has been productive overall, with very few problems due to the extensive rainfall. Here, Harold Lineberger holds some of the large, ripe Chickasaw blackberries his farm has been growing. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln…

Man, teen stepson charged for nearly 5 pounds of pot

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man and his teen stepson have been charged with possessing nearly five pounds of marijuana inside their northern Lincoln County home, deputies said. The bust occurred at a Benny Shrum Lane residence near the Lincoln-Catawba County line following a more than six-month long investigation, narcotics…

City Council to hear report on Hog Happenin’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A review of this year’s Hog Happenin’ is expected to be a topic of discussion during Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. The annual event, which took place more than a month ago on June 7 and 8, has proven to be a somewhat divisive subject in…

Dunkin’ Donuts eyeing eastern Lincoln County

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Plans are currently in the works for a new Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Lincoln County, with members of the public invited to share their input on the proposal during a community-involvement meeting Thursday. John Coughlin, who has the development rights for the Massachusetts-based chain in Lincoln…

Two teens, juvenile charged for Denver break-in

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two Lincoln County teens including one juvenile broke into a Denver residence Sunday night, less than a year after the Sheriff’s Office said one of the suspects also targeted multiple tents at an area camp meeting facility. The 15-year-old juvenile, whom the Sheriff’s Office did not…

Cardinals move on

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Lincoln County takes rain-shortened Game 5 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– What was already a wacky series weather-wise got even wackier Tuesday, and luckily for Lincoln County Post 455, it got things together right when it did. Nick Savoie’s pinch-hit double started the game-deciding rally in the seventh…

Home sweet home

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Some of you reading this column may recognize the name and photo accompanying it. No, I haven’t worked at the Lincoln Times-News before; Lincoln County is where I grew up. Not only am I excited about taking over the sports department for one of the…

Post 100, Mint Hill open Area IV quarters today

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s been quite a while since a team not named Cherryville Post 100 won the American Legion Area IV championship, and longtime manager Bobby Reynolds hopes to keep it that way. Post 100, coming off a three-game sweep of Huntersville in the opening round of…

Post 77 ties series, forces Game 5

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By Ron Wagner Correspondent EAST FLAT ROCK –– Entering Monday’s do-or-die doubleheader with Lincoln County Post 455, Henderson County Post 77 hadn’t won a playoff game since 2008 and hadn’t captured a postseason series since 2005. The first streak ended with a 3-2 Game 1 victory that averted a sweep,…