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Ex-DMV worker faces more charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More charges have been filed against a Lincoln County woman accused of improperly handing out driver’s licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Newton where she worked. North Carolina DMV Communications Officer Marge Howell told the Times-News earlier this week that 62-year-old…

Stroup’s celebrates 60 years in business

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, having opened for business in 1952. As one of the oldest and most familiar storefronts on East Main Street, owners of the family business said they have managed to survive changing times by…

Exhibit of Crouse folk artist’s work begins today

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Those closest to the late Lemuel Moore Nolen, “Mr.Lem,” knew him first as a father, hairstylist and over-all nice guy; another title would come later on in his life — artist. Starting today and lasting through Aug. 29, Nolen’s life and artwork will be…

Masked gunman robs couple in their home

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are on the hunt for a masked man who broke into a northeastern county home, pointed a gun at an elderly couple and threatened to kill them. A couple was inside their residence on the 3500 block of Goodson Road near Pumpkin Center, reading their…

Around Town — 6/13/12

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Basketball camp A boys and girls basketball camp (grades 2-8) will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday at the Lincolnton High School gym. For more information, call (704) 735-2671. Thursday’s Treats CMC-Lincoln will host one of their “Thursday’s Treats” sessions 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of…

Cement truck crash sends driver to hospital

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A cement truck overturned in Lincolnton on Tuesday afternoon, sending the driver to a Gaston County hospital. According to Trooper Kevin Hall with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services rushed the driver of the truck, Charles Meeks, 56, of Dallas, to Gaston Memorial…

Infant in ICU, father charged in beating

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An infant girl remained in a Charlotte hospital’s intensive care unit Tuesday after Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives said her teen father beat her. Deputies accused Jordan Alan Minteer, 19, of 3234 Summerow Road in Lincolnton, west of U.S. 321, with fracturing his 7-week-old daughter’s skull, breaking…

Recovered equipment valued at $30K

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police recovered more than $30,000 in lawn equipment and a work truck that they said was stolen from a city residence over the weekend. The items were taken from a home on North Cedar Street Sunday night and located in a wooded area at Betty G.…

Lincoln County Cardinals improving at mid-season mark

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Pitcher Bradley Hallman, seen here against Charlotte, has been a regular reliever for the Cardinals. MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincoln County Cardinals are rapidly approaching the mid-point of the regular American Legion baseball season and, with the playoffs looming, hope to increase the depth of their pitching rotation and…

Wilfred Ponsing

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LINCOLNTON – Wilfred Ponsing, 93 of Sherrills Ford passed away on June 12, 2012 at Lincoln Nursing Center. Born January 13, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth Tiedman Ponsing. Wilfred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid…