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Woman charged with stealing from murder scene

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have arrested a Lincolnton woman for stealing multiple items from the home of recently-murdered couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, officers reported. Officers responded around late Tuesday to 1622 Broome Street in reference to a larceny, a police report said. Upon arriving on scene, police spotted…

NC Division of Workforce Security Weekly Job Listings — 8-10-12

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Salesperson (Job #010132819) Seeking enthusiastic, friendly person. Dress is business casual, neat and no jeans. Must have reliable transportation. Major brand will train an enthusiastic applicant to sell air-filtration system and vacuum cleaners in the Lincoln and Gaston counties area. Patient Care Technician (Job #010132823) Provide safe, effective treatment, as…

Local business owners get briefing on federal programs

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local small-business owners were educated on exporting and government contracting during a workshop conducted Wednesday morning by instructors from the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The event, which took place at the Lincoln County Senior Center, had the purpose of informing companies on how to…

Criminal Charges — 8-10-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Michael Shane Edwards, 38, of 6938 Campground Rd. in Denver was charged Aug. 4 with one count of each of possession of marijuana, weapons possession-possession by a felon of firearms, etc., and possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. No bond…

Soil and Water Conservation District distributes awards

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Local conservation enthusiasts were recognized for their efforts at a banquet Thursday night at the Citizen’s Center in Lincolnton. Local students, the Conservation Farm Family of the Year and a retired USDA employee were awarded at the Soil and Water Conservation District’s ceremony that celebrates those…

Byrd sentenced for child pornography

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Photos showed sexual violence to young children; federal authorities aren’t saying if victims are local   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…

Schools review new standards for lunches

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Child Nutrition Director Byron Sackett assured the Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday night that local schools are ready and “fully compliant” with changes in cafeterias this upcoming school year. In response to new nutritional standards for meal requirements in the…

Documents reveal new details in double homicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Additional details surrounding last month’s double homicide in Lincolnton have continued to emerge as the Times-News reviews public documents in the case. Police charged Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, of Cloverleaf Lane in Lincolnton, Aug. 2 with two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying…

Legislators address business leaders

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Annual Chamber luncheon hosts state, federal lawmakers SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer State and national legislators gathered Wednesday at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Legislators Luncheon,” giving those in attendance a chance to hear about the issues straight from the source. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, N.C. Rep. Jason Saine,…

Deputies searching for scam artist

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are looking for a man who posed as an ADT Security employee in an attempt to scam an eastern Lincoln County woman, the Sheriff’s Office said. The white male, described as being in his 40s or 50s wearing glasses and a blue ADT polo shirt…