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Deputies: Speeder tried to hide crack

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies arrested a Lincolnton man for cocaine possession Wednesday after stopping him for a speeding violation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said they stopped the suspect’s vehicle around 10:30 p.m. near Iron Station Elementary School on N.C. 27. Lloyd Allen Stroupe, 63, of the 3200 block…

Planning for Boys, Girls Club in Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer “We want to be the bridge to success for children with limited opportunities,” Shawn Newton told a room full of people at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services on Thursday night, during an informational fundraiser about bringing a local Boys & Girls Club to the…

Herndon retiring from classroom after 35 years in Lincoln County schools

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Expect the unexpected, keep promises to students, and do your homework, Catawba Springs Elementary teacher James Herndon advises whoever succeeds him. Herndon is grading his last exams, and submitting his final grades for his last batch of report cards, as he finishes his last school year.…

Charter school graduation

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State awards contract for N.C. 150 bridge

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Repairs necessary to help preserve the N.C. 150 bridge over the South Fork River in Lincolnton will be made possible following a contract awarded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. An announcement made by the department earlier this month stated that the $2.9 million contract,…

Around Town — 5-28-12

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Cherryville meeting The City of Cherryville will hold a council work session 3 p.m. Tuesday in conference room of City Hall. Church breakfast Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the church van fund. For more information,…

Criminal Charges — 5-28-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Robert William Yount, 35, of 5941 E. N.C. 150 in Maiden was charged May 23 with one count of possessing stolen goods. A $2,500 secured bond was set. Jeffrey Todd McIntosh, 50, of 134 Hollands Ally Way of Stanley was charged…

Reader’s Forum — 05-28-12

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Attendence at VFW event disappointing First, I would like to thank the Lincoln Times-News cameraman for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the Memorial Day Event and lighting of the candles at the VFW on Sunday May 27 at 7:30 p.m. We appreciate his presence. We were…

Obituaries — 5-28-12

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Larry Ray Bowman Larry Ray Bowman, 66, of Lawndale, passed away on May 25, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. A service to celebrate his life will be at 3 p.m. today at Bible Baptist Church, Hickory. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service. He is survived…

Cardinals fall to Gaston Braves 10-3

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Danny Sullivan, seen here playing for the East Lincoln Mustangs, added two hits for the Cardinals on Sunday.  Braves come back from three-run deficit to win KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN MOUNT HOLLY — With about 10 or 15 more feet, the Lincoln County Cardinals might have been looking at…