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Fun at library summer reading kick-off

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5th-grader’s painting picked for NC calendar

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Fifth-grader Chad Theriot wasn’t expecting his rooster painting to make it beyond the walls of his art class at St. James Elementary School; he thought his farm-themed portrait was just another exercise. Theriot’s painting of a rooster was chosen for the cover of the…

Driver hospitalized after cement truck overturns

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A cement truck overturned in Lincolnton Tuesday afternoon, sending the driver to a Gaston County hospital. According to Trooper Kevin Hall with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services rushed the driver of the truck, Charles Meeks, 56, of Dallas, to Gaston Memorial Hospital…

Infant in ICU; father accused of beating her

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An infant girl remains in a Charlotte hospital’s intensive care unit after Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives said her teen father beat her. Deputies accused Jordan Alan Minteer, 19, of 3234 Summerow Road in Lincolnton, west of U.S. 321, with fracturing his 7-week-old daughter’s skull, breaking her…

Stolen property recovered

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have recovered more than $30,000 in lawn equipment and a work truck that they said was stolen from a city residence over the weekend. The items were taken from a home on North Cedar Street Sunday night and located at Betty G. Ross Park in…

Graduation day for class of 2012

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Lincoln Times-News photographers fanned out Saturday to the four Lincoln County public high school graduation events. Graduates applaud a humorous moment during Katherine Reeder’s salutatorian address at Lincolnton High.   East Lincoln graduate Shana Davy gets a kiss from her father, Harlow.…

Graduation day for class of 2012

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Lincoln Times-News photographers fanned out Saturday to the four Lincoln County public high school graduation events. The caps fly in a last hoorah at West Lincoln.   The reception of a diploma inspires Major Kay to give a touchdown dance on the field at North Lincoln.…

Tractor Supply has plans for old Wal-Mart

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Murphy Oil also seeks permit; but Fred’s Super Dollar to close SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The former Wal-Mart building in Lincolnton may soon be home to new business yet again. Tractor Supply Company has submitted a site plan and received a zoning permit to operate a store in the former…

Deputies: Man admits killing woman found in burned-out vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba man has confessed to killing a young woman who was found dead inside a burned-out car northwest of Sherrills Ford on Thursday morning, deputies said. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid confirmed with the Times-News on Friday that Jermaine Wilkes, 32, of 2282 Edna Street,…

Fawn rehabbers cope with mounting costs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Vale resident Cletus Brown’s love for animals has prompted him to care for a variety of animals over the years, including pit bulls and ducks and currently deer, but with the recent economic slump, he’s in jeopardy of not renewing his fawn rehabilitator’s license for another…