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Self-defense argued in trial

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Lawyers for a Gastonia man on trial for murder in Lincoln County Superior Court this week will argue that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a man after an argument in July of 2003. Ernest James Jones, now 63, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting…

Rapist draws lengthy sentence

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A Lincoln County man Monday pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, crimes that took place some three years ago. He received sentences that will keep him in prison well over 10 years. “This case has been going on for…

Painting Restoration

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Elizabeth Kendall and Peter Schoenmnn with Parma Conservation clean the mural on the Lincolnton Post Office wall Tuesday afternoon. The task is part of a restoration project through the Lincoln County Historical Association. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

City Hall project faces unexpected problems

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Contaminated soil and other unexpected problems have added $200,000 to the cost of renovations to City Hall and the Lincolnton Fire Department and also pushed back the completion date by several months. Ken Newell with Stewart, Cooper, Newell Architects gave the Lincolnton City Council an update on the project Thursday.…

Ramseur to perform at YMCA Family Night

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Lincolnton native Hunter Ramseur will perform Thursday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Ramseur and noted musician Scott McCall will play at the Lincoln Cultural Center with proceeds going toward community outreach programs at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. “We have lots of community outreach programs. We have summer day…

Look at Lincoln

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Jason Ingle with the Boger City Fire Department collects money during the firefighters’ Fill The Boot fundraiser. The effort raised $6,275. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/9/2004

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DEMOCRATS TO HEAR BOWLES Crandall C. Bowles, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Erskine B. Bowles, will be the speaker at the Lincoln County Democrats meeting Tuesday. The event, at East Lincoln Community Center, opens at 6:30 p.m. when county chairman Roby Jetton calls the meeting to order with the Pledge…

Wedding Winners

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PCMS completes outdoor classroom

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Children, school staff members and a raccoon named Gus all pitched in to create an outdoor classroom for Pumpkin Center Middle School students. “I think students are going to be biting at the bit to get a teacher to take them down there,” said Abby Huss, a teacher who helped…

Look at Lincoln

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Proud volunteers for Pumpkin Center Middle School stand on the stairs they created leading down to a nature trail, bridge and an outdoor classroom. The volunteers include Principal Bobby Harkey, Dylan Harris, Brent Turner, Nate Smith, Tim Ward, Wayne Brittain and Justin Harkey who is holding Gus the raccoon. Sarah…