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Criminal Charges — 8-22-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Malinda LeeAnn Gajus, 35, of 3128 Blandwood in Maiden was charged Aug. 18 with one count of possession of drug equipment/paraphernalia. She was released on a written promise. Joseph Charlie Green III, 34, of 3128 Blandwood Ln. in Maiden was charged…

Police investigate woman’s death; autopsy suggests natural causes

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON and FRANK TAYLOR Times-News staff Police said Tuesday afternoon they have ruled out homicide in the case of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found late Monday inside her Lincolnton apartment. A teen boy found Selina Shephard face down on the floor sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:30…

Federal loans should be up to students

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor My son was going back to college following a couple of years off from school to work. After applying and being approved for federal student loans, he’d come up with a good plan to put some of the loan money toward a used vehicle he’d need…

Schedules — 8/22/12

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JV football Lincolnton hosts South Point at 7 p.m. Thursday. North Lincoln hosts Maiden at 7 p.m. Thursday. East Lincoln travels to Hopewell at 7 p.m. Thursday. Soccer East Lincoln hosts Bandys at 6:30 p.m. today. North Lincoln and East Lincoln both travel to the Ramblewood Soccer Complex for tournament…

Commissioners split 3-2 on pay raise for Wood

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Arena: Wanted smaller increase SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners decided in a split vote Monday night to give County Manager George Wood a 3 percent pay raise. The decision came after a closed-session discussion regarding Wood’s evaluation, resulting in a 3-2 vote, with Commissioner George…

Reflecting on old-timey words and phrases

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CHARLES EUREY Guest columnist I am always amazed when I sit and think of the many words we used to use that we don’t often hear anymore. The fact is though that many times they conveyed our thoughts and feelings far better than anything we can think of today. We…

Fire destroys home for family of 3

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Red Cross helps mother and kids with place to stay JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A mother and her two children found themselves homeless after a blaze destroyed their house late Sunday afternoon on the city’s southwestern end. The Crouse Fire Department responded between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. as the…

Around Town — 8-22-12

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Camp meeting The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will be today through Sunday at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information on specific activities and times, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450. Education meeting The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s will meet noon Friday in the…

Legislator at the library

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N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Denver, took some time to read a book to children at the Jonas Library in Lincolnton on Monday. Image courtesy of…

Trio creates book on regional pottery

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A dentist, a photographer and a historian join forces in search of local pottery in the Catawba Valley district, illustrated in their new book “Valley Ablaze.” Jason Harpe, executive director of the county’s Historical Association, and photographer Dawn Crouse started brainstorming ideas a couple years ago…