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City cops targeting suspected dealers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police targeted at least 30 area suspects Wednesday morning accused of selling and buying drugs within the City of Lincolnton. The operation, dubbed “March Madness,” is the first drug roundup for the Lincolnton Police Department this year. Agency officials said the effort is part…

City Council to decide on rezoning requests

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincolnton City Council members will discuss several applications for conditional use permits at their meeting on Thursday. BTR Communities Group, LLC is requesting the conditional use rezoning of 9.77 acres of land from Planned Business to Conditional Use Residential Multi-Family. The applicant wishes to…

Man charged with theft of gun

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man was apprehended in Morganton this month and accused of stealing a firearm in Burke County, Public Safety officers said. An officer with Morganton Public Safety (MPS) located the suspect’s vehicle just before 9 p.m. Thursday near the Stop & Save store…

Criminal Charges — 03-05-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:    Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, of 6887 Lackey Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 27 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Frances Carleen Williams, 60, of 1815 Amy Dr. in Lincolnton was charged…

Our View — Welcome, Medline

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The announcement Monday that Medline Industries is bringing a 400,000 square-foot distribution center to Lincoln County is a welcome one. The company says it will invest $18 million in constructing its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, and we hope local contractors will be afforded the opportunity to share…

Reader’s Forum — 03-05-14

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  Reader shares   concerns about   Hog Happenin’   For the past several months I have been attending city council meetings and discussing the $55,000 that was spent on Hog Happenin’. I have truly felt like my concerns were falling on deaf ears.  I was very discouraged and was…

Around Town 3-5-14

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TODAY Play tickets                     Tickets are now on sale for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming performance of “Seussical” at the Cultural Center. Performances will be March 28-30 and April 4-5. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The Cultural Center box office will be open 3-5…

Chase leads to crash and arrest

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  Loftis   JENNA-LEY HARRISON  Staff Writer   A Dallas man led local deputies on a nearly 20-mile vehicle chase before crashing into a ditch Saturday morning, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour in an attempt to stop the man’s…

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to North Lin

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The quirky sci-fi comedy Little Shop of Horrors will be performed by North Lincoln High School students starting Thursday. The play, by Ken Hill, tells the story of a floral shop owner who gives up on his failing business in the impoverished town…

Ironmen mercy rule Rebels

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By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent VALE –– A tight, competitive pitchers’ duel quickly turned into a one sided affair Friday evening as the Cherryville Ironmen defeated the West Lincoln Rebels 14-1 in five innings. Cherryville’s Alston Mosteller and the Rebels’ Kenny Stevens had limited their opponent to a single run…