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Local agencies rescue dog from South Fork

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    ‘Harry’ euthanized as a result of injuries JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton couple Jeff and Andie Gavin recently put their family dog to sleep after the 16-year-old animal suffered significant injuries this month after becoming trapped in a tree on the South Fork River, where heavy rains increased…

Criminal Charges – 7-15-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Javier Gonzalez Jaime, 46, of 119 Massapoag Rd. in Lincolnton was charged July 9 with two counts of forgery-bank notes. An $8,000 secured bond was set.   Uriah Vincent Stillion, 36, of 1425 Ellick Dr. in Newton was charged…

OUR VIEW — Democracy works in Lincolnton

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  Lincolnton officials likely knew ahead of time that the new trash collection fee in the budget for the next fiscal year, $10 per month for city residents, wasn’t going to be popular. They may have even anticipated heated public hearings and a pushback from individuals who were quickly mobilized…

Camping our way across the USA

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  Paulette Ballard Guest Columnist As told by Ken Hovis   Ken Hovis retired from Trans World Airlines 17 years ago after working for them for 33 years. For 12 years now Ken and his wife, Janice, have constantly been on the road pulling a fifth wheel camper and living…

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…