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Criminal Charges 9-12-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Thomas Scott Tulloch, 49, of 4340 Furmount Rd. in York, S.C., was charged Sept. 8 with one count of failure to appear. A $110 secured bond was set. William Michael Swink, 40, of 1300 Clarks Creek Cir. in Newton was…

Notable News — 9-12-12

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Baldwin promoted  to warrant officer Mark L. Baldwin of Cherryville was selected and promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer in the United States Marine Corps on Feb. 1 of this year. He was one of 229 selected from the entire Marine Corps, a force made up of roughly 260,000.…

Deputies: Traffic stop turns up cocaine

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies confiscated at least five small bags of cocaine from a Catawba County man’s vehicle Sunday during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. After noticing Jeffery Dean Tucker, 46, drifting into oncoming traffic while traveling northbound on…

Development plans criticized by neighbors

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  Incentives to persuade Chinese-owned company to put manufacturing plant in Lincoln get OK   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A proposed plan for future development at the southeastern end of the county drew sharp criticism from nearby residents during a public hearing Monday night. The Woodcock Farms plan would…

Almost time for Apple Festival

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Police say video shows suspect pawning goods

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man accused of pawning stolen items at a Hickory shop in connection with at least two city break-ins this month remains in the county jail under a $30,000 bond. Officers apprehended Jordy Lamar Jefferies, 26, of 205 Mauney Drive, Friday during an…

Dock expected to cut VFD response times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Denver fire officials hope to cut down on their agency’s response time to water emergencies with the recent purchase of a permanent Lincoln County docking location for their marine firefighting and rescue boat. Prior to obtaining the nearly 0.3-acre lot on Lake Norman, fire crews…

Denver shop completes 2,000-square-foot expansion

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   LKN Back in the Day in Denver recently completed an expansion that will allow the primitive-gift shop to add more seasonal product lines as the owners gear up for the holidays. Carrie Wadlinger, who owns the business with Sherry Kinder, told the Times-News…

Obits 9-12-12

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Forest Eugene ‘Gene’ Ross Sr. Mr. Gene Ross, age 83, of 1181 W. Highway 27 in Lincolnton, died on Monday, September 10, 2012. His funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the…

Swim advisory lifted

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The swim-advisory notice put in place Friday due to a sewer spill in the southeastern part of Lincoln County was lifted Monday afternoon following the testing of collected water samples over the weekend. A press release from the county’s Public Works Department said two consecutive samples…