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Workers get training in terrorism

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Lt. Kent Lukach talks to city and county employees Thursday during a class on awareness of mass destruction. Lukach demonstrated how a number of weapons could be used. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo A gunshot pierced the silence in the James W. Warren Citizens Center Thursday, echoing off the walls…

Look at Lincoln

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Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Jerry Cochrane hugs Edith Warren as her husband, honoree James W. Warren, looks on Sunday at the Citizens Center dedication. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Gasoline prices rile customers

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Jean Navey fills up her tank with gas at the BP in Boger City. Gas prices have hit a record high, and officials expect prices to continue rising. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo Gas station cashiers have heard a lot of grumbling since gas prices hit a record high. “Customers…

Arrest made in downtown shooting

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Lincolnton Police arrested a man wanted on two counts of attempted murder after he returned his getaway car to a dealership in South Carolina. Robert Jeter Jr., 55, is being held on $125,000 secured bond in Lincoln County Jail. Jeter allegedly fired at least one shot at his estranged wife,…

Morale high as unit moves toward Iraq

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The exact location of 113th National Guard unit troops in the Middle East at this time is questionable, but unit commanders do their best to keep families in North Carolina informed. A letter to families dated March 1 from Brigadier General Dan Hickman, commander of the “Old Hickory” 30th Brigade…

Residents near busy Hwy. 73 eye plans for future

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DENVER — Virginia Luke and her husband moved from a trailer in Charlotte to seven acres of land off Caswell Road in 1975. Looking over maps taped to the walls of Catawba Springs Elementary School’s cafeteria Wednesday, Luke traced with her finger plans for the future of N.C. 73. The…

County to honor Warren

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Lincoln County will honor one of its most respected public servants Sunday by renaming the Citizens Center in Lincolnton in his honor. The formal dedication of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A reception will follow. The Lincoln County…

Wind-whipped brush fires keep crews busy

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A fire burned an acre off Ingleside Road Wednesday. Forestry officials say conditions are right for brush fires and urge residents to be careful when burning debris. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo A discarded cigarette is being blamed for a fire that burned close to an acre of land in…

Skull found in shed

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CROUSE — Authorities with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the discovery of a skull found in a western Lincoln County shed late last week. The skull was found in an open garage-type shed behind a house on Old Lincolnton-Crouse road Friday by a woman who recently rented the…

Downtown gunfire sparks chase

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Lincolnton Police Chief Dean Abernathy (back left) and Detective Tony Hallman stand with Sherry Moncree following the shooting Thursday on Main Street. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Police are still looking for a Cherryville man who is charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife and her daughter following…