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Senior bowling 8-9-12 Results High Game Scratch: Ken Fair 245, Nelia Winters 204; Year to date: Ken Fair 289, Doris Heafner 230 High Series Scratch: Ken Fair 653, (Sub D L Turbyfield 691), Nelia Winters 512; Year to date: Ken Fair 805, Nelia Winters 551 High Game HC: Drew Bunton…

Byrd sentenced to federal time for involvement in child porn ring

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A former Lincolnton merchant has been sentenced for his involvement in a national child pornography ring and will spend at least the next six years behind bars. A federal judge read James Paul Byrd, 40, his fate Wednesday in a Statesville courtroom, more than a year…

Police say peeping Tom planted cellphone in restroom

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have charged a local retirement home’s nursing assistant with secret peeping after the man used his cellphone to record people inside an employee restroom, investigators said. Rainielle “Ray” Paul Tadeja, 21, of 1278 Billess Court in Lincolnton, worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the…

Sabo USA plans to add 12 jobs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Sabo USA has plans to install additional equipment at its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, creating at least 12 new jobs in the process. An incentive grant agreement allowing for the expansion received unanimous approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday night.…

Police: Murder suspect acted alone, knew his victims

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police investigators are denying rumors that they have additional suspects in the slaying of a Broome Street couple at their residence last month. “We believe he acted alone,” Lt. Brian Greene, head of Lincolnton Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said of 43-year-old Wilbert Lester Fair, whom…

Faithful return to historic camp

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer George “Heck” McAlister and Kirby Dellinger met at the Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting more than half a century ago. During the 1940s, the campground served as a prowling location for the teenage pranksters and a spot for budding romance since both men met their future…

Jury: Hoffman guilty of bank robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A southeastern Lincoln County man has been convicted of robbing a Denver bank earlier this year. Sidney Noel Hoffman, 43, of 2310 Alexis-Lucia Rd. in Stanley, disguised himself with various clothing items in April and demanded money from a bank employee at First Citizens Bank, located…

Developer accused of plan to cut and run during public hearing

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Crosland Southeast’s request to rezone property in Catawba Springs Township and essentially put it in a holding pattern drew accusations that the company plans to “cut it up and run” during at public hearing at Monday’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. Austin Williams, a partner…

Military News — 8-8-12

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Terres retiring from career in Navy career A native of Lincolnton, Lieutenant Commander Kimball B. Terres enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1976. He completed basic training at Naval Training Center in Orlando and reported to his first sea duty command aboard USS America (CV 66). After leaving active duty…

Farm City Week observation set for next week

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KEVIN STARR Cooperative Extension Planning is almost complete for the 2012 Farm-City Week celebration in Lincoln County.  The Farm-City Week concept was developed by Kiwanis International in the 1950’s as a way to promote communication among rural and urban residents in communities across the nation. Cooperative Extension is again facilitating…