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New school board takes seats tonight

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   The newly elected Lincoln County Board of Education is set to come together as a group for the first time, as three new members are sworn in this week. Joining the board will be Cathy Davis, Tony Jenkins and Mark Mullen. Board member Ed…

Supervisor at DSS quit ahead of rape arrest

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  Lincoln Times-News Staff   A Lincoln County Department of Social Services unit supervisor resigned Nov. 27, three days before Charlotte police charged him with the rape of a woman he oversaw at DSS. According to Mecklenburg County records, Sherman Pride, 43, of 19041 Oakhurst Blvd. in Cornelius, was arrested…

Grease fire destroys Denver mobile home

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A grease fire destroyed a mobile home Sunday afternoon on the county’s eastern end, fire officials said. Denver Fire Department responded to the blaze just after 3 p.m. on Pine Ridge Drive in Denver, Public Information Officer Dion Burleson told the Times-News on Monday.…

You can lead a Knight to water

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Criminal Charges — 12-12-12

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The Lincoln County sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Glenda Sue Hudson, 36, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Dec. 7 with two counts of failure to appear and one count of compulsory attendance law violation. No bond was set. Jerrial Keith Foster, 34, of 227 Green Meadows…

Sex offender accused of failing to notify of relocation

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County sex offender charged with rape nearly a decade ago failed to register as a sex offender in Lincoln County following his move back to the area from an out-of-county residence, deputies said. In addition, Jeremy John Howard, 32, didn’t notify law enforcement officials…

Deputies: Elderly man admits to sexual offense on child

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An elderly man has confessed to his involvement in at least two sex-related incidents with a child whom he knew, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Rex Randolph Beaver, 72, of 3114 Loomis Street in Lincolnton, was charged Monday for allegedly inappropriately touching a female victim…

Three charged in effort to con area churches

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Gaston County residents have been scamming local churches out of money this holiday season, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Michael Shane Sisk, 36, and Lisa Marie Sisk, 29, both of 1913 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia, along with Mary Ruth Helton, 48,…

Nonprofit group hopes to spread joy

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver nonprofit organization Spreading Joy plans to bring holiday cheer to the residents and children of a local battered women’s shelter this season through the charity event dubbed “Christmas JOY.” The function will be Saturday at New Grace Baptist Church in Iron Station. Spreading…

Educators hope DARE replacement program can promote health

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   In hopes of finding a program that would adequately replace Drugs Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Lincoln County Cooperative Extension agents worked to train area educators last month in a new curriculum to battle substance abuse and other issues today’s youth face regularly. Previously, D.A.R.E.…