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Tractor pull to honor late Barry Houser

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer This weekend marks the second year for The Shelby Southern Thunder National Truck and Tractor Pull, being held this year in memory of former Vale resident and veteran of the sport Barry Houser. Barry and his daughter Coty, now 24, were in the inaugural event’s planning…

Pizza Hut reopened after renovations

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Pizza Hut on East Main Street in Lincolnton reopened Tuesday after being under renovation for five weeks. Amber Pelusio, store manager, told the Times-News Monday that the nearly 40-year-old building was previously in “really bad shape.” As such, the restaurant’s entire dining room was stripped…

Criminal Charges — 7/18/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Darrell Enoch Horton, 47, of 912 E. Catawba St. in Lincolnton was charged July 14 with one count of second-degree trespassing, for which a $500 secured bond was set. He was also charged July 16 with one count of probation violation,…

Post 100 loses Game 2 in 11 innings

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Third-round playoff series with Shelby tied at 1-1, Game 3 today MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor SHELBY — Shelby Post 82’s Jackson Mims bunted home the game winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 7-6 win over Cherryville Post 100 on Tuesday. The best-of-five, third-round playoff series,…

Lincoln Country Club hosts junior club championship

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The Lincoln Country Club hosted its Junior Club Championship golf tournament on July 10 and 11. Results — Tournament Champion: Eli Walker (pictured above). Girls Division: First place- Amanda Dango, Second place- Alexis Killian. Age 11 & Under Division: First place- Chase Cheatham, Second place- Cade McConnell. Boys Age 12-13:…

Obits 7-18-12

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Jerry Charles Chapman CROUSE — Mr. Jerry Charles Chapman, age 71, of 1184 Old Lincolnton Crouse Road in Crouse, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse with Pastor Rick Sloop…

Motorcyclist charged with speeding to elude arrest

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Forsythe County man’s motorcycle following a vehicular chase down N.C. 16 Sunday night on the county’s eastern end, deputies reported. Around 8 p.m., Sgt. J. Frye spotted 22-year-old Sterling Henry Fiske traveling north down the county highway at…

2nd primary election set for Tuesday

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The race to be the Republican nominee for the N.C. Senate District 44 seat, encompassing Lincoln and parts of Gaston and Iredell counties, will be decided during Tuesday’s second primary election. The runoff is necessary as no candidate received 40 percent of the vote…

Police: Family members intimidated a witness

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton woman accused of breaking into a city home early last week with her brother and another suspect again found herself behind bars on Thursday — this time with a different family member — after police said the two intimidated a witness in…

Walk with a Doc

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