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Criminal charges — 3-1-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: William Edward Young, 40, of 2773 Hudson Poultry Rd. in Iron Station was charged Feb. 26 with one count each of communicating threats, second-degree trespassing and misdemeanor breaking and entering a building. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Jerry Dean Howell,…

Obituaries — 3-1-13

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Helen Carolyn Williams Benfield Mrs. Helen Carolyn Benfield age 77 of 480 McAlister Road Lincolnton passed away on February 27, 2013. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Brittan officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in…

Deputies: Suspect gutted walls to grow drugs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following three months of surveillance at a Denver man’s residence, narcotics investigators and fellow patrol deputies locked up an alleged drug offender Wednesday night for using his home to grow nearly 20 marijuana plants in one of the “most elaborate” busts of its kind under Sheriff…

Sure sign of spring

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Construction set to start on new nature preserve

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Construction is expected to soon begin on the long-in-the-making Rock Springs Nature Preserve, a conservation-themed project in eastern Lincoln County. Parks and Recreation Director Erma Deen Hoyle told the Times-News Wednesday that, after being delayed due to the weather, work should start on the 116-acre park…

County commissioners to meet on Monday

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Center. The following items are on the agenda for the meeting: Commissioners will receive an update from the local Watershed Advisory Committee. Commissioners will consider an addendum to Phase II of Airlie…

New training required to sell at farmer’s market

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LTN Staff Reports Those interested in selling their products at one of the local farmers markets this year will have to meet a new requirement. Potential vendors who plan to sell food or beverages at the markets must take a food-safety training class prior to doing so, with the next…

English daughter plans visit to her American father’s Lincolnton grave

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer In four days, Barbara Newport of England plans to embark on her first trip to the United States to explore Lincolnton, the native town of her now-deceased father, to search for long-lost family members and clues to her past. “I might find some closure to a…

East Burke girls upset Lincolnton 60-38

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton’s girls varsity basketball team trailed at halftime only six times during the 2012-2013 season. The co-Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference champion Lady Wolves (22-5) had late-game rallies to take wins in two of those games. But in the second round of the 2A state…

EL breezes through second round

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Mustangs advance to third round of playoffs with 74-43 win Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs boys varsity basketball team took a 74-43 win over the Mountain Heritage Cougars in the second round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday in Denver. The No. 4 Mustangs advance to the third-round…