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City to take up rezoning request for Boger City McDonald’s

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council will consider a request Thursday from McDonald’s USA for the conditional-use rezoning of property to allow the fast-food chain to construct a new restaurant on East Main Street in Boger City. As the Times-News previously reported, the city’s Planning Board…

School Board to get update on start of year

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   A report on the opening of schools last month will be presented to the Board of Education during its meeting tonight, to give the members an idea of how smoothly (or not) the opening weeks went for Lincoln County students. Between 11,000 and 12,000…

Vehicle fatally strikes horse on N.C. 27

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An apparently unknown vehicle struck and killed a horse while it was walking down the side of N.C. 27 Sunday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. A motorist who was traveling down the roadway between 8 and 9 p.m. and stumbled upon the…

Around Town — 9-12-12

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WEDNESDAY Yard Sale Anyone interested in selling items at West Lincoln High School’s Relay For Life Indoor Yard Sale on Sept. 29 can contact Lindsey Beam at wlhsrelay@gmail.com or the school at (704) 736-9453. Seeking singers Hulls Grove Church’s North Campus, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, is looking for…

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…