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Man charged with driving wrong way down Highway 16 while intoxicated

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  Lineberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies locked up a Denver man early Sunday morning for driving the wrong way down N.C. 16 while under the influence. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Communications Center alerted the law enforcement agency about the driver, stating he was…

Denver FD responds to outbuilding fire

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  Contributed Denver firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an outbuilding on Executive Circle on Tuesday.   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A controlled burn blazed out of control this week on the county’s eastern end, damaging an outbuilding at a neighboring property, firefighters said. Denver Fire Department first…

Criminal Charges — 2-19-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Michael Jennings Sturgill, 38, of 336 Grandview Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 15 with one count each of driving while license revoked and failure to stop at red light / stop for siren. A $10,000 secured bond was set.…

Reader’s Forum — 2-19-14

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  The Winter Olympics: A missed opportunity for the USA I have been watching the Winter Olympics with great interest and pride.  The nations are putting aside differences and focusing on the superb talent of their youth. These participants are amazing with their outstanding talents; they are all remarkable. The…

Our View — Deal with immigration now

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Let’s hope Sen. John McCain was right when he said immigration reform could happen this year. McCain, on CNN on Sunday, said immigration reform needs to be dealt with during this election cycle to make Republicans less vulnerable during the 2016 presidential campaign, when the issue is sure to come…

Deputies: Narcs bust Stanley man for marijuana grow operation

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  Carlton Williams   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A call to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Drug Tip Line resulted in the arrest Tuesday morning of a Stanley man accused of operating an indoor grow operation with hydroponic marijuana, deputies said. Narcotics investigators first responded to a southeastern county apartment…

Sheriff’s Office: Deputy arrested wrong-way driver on N.C. 16

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies locked up a Denver man early Sunday morning for driving the wrong-way down N.C. 16 while under the influence. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Communications Center alerted the law enforcement agency about the driver, stating he was traveling against…

Former DSS worker’s rape charge cleared

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A Mecklenburg County judge has expunged rape charges against a former unit supervisor with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. Sherman Pride, 44, of Cornelius, received court documents last spring that the second-degree rape charge a co-worker filed against him in…

Around Town — 2-17-14

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  MONDAY Board of Health  The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 5:30 p.m. at the Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. The meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 11. For more information, call (704) 735-3001. Heart Month program                                                                                                                            CMC-Lincoln will celebrate Heart Month 6 p.m. at Sally’s…

NAACP event marks Black History Month

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    Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News      The Western Carolina University Inspirational Choir performs at the Lincoln County NAACP Black History Month Celebration at the Cultural Center on Sunday.   Image courtesy of…