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Cherryville credit union reopens following Wednesday’s bomb scare

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cherryville bank where police detonated what they believed to be a potential bomb Wednesday afternoon is back open today for business. Carolina Federal Credit Union, located at 1200 East Church Street, issued a statement Thursday morning letting the public know the facility reopened Thursday…

Two former cops, Cherryville man sentenced in federal court

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The last three defendants in a Cherryville police scandal from 2012 were sentenced to prison today in federal court. Frankie Dellinger, 42, Wesley Clayton Golden, 41, and Mark Ray Hoyle, 40, will each spend at least the next year and a half behind bars for their…

Police: Bomb squad investigating Cherryville incident

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Cherryville police are currently investigating a potential bomb situation in the downtown area, agency officials said. Church Street has been shut down while the Gaston County Police Department’s bomb squad investigates a building. The Cherryville Police Department would not release further details on the situation at…

York County Sheriff’s Office: Lincolnton man reaching for cane shot by deputy

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A South Carolina deputy shot an elderly Lincolnton man during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, officers said. The York County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the incident closely and conducted a press conference with local media outlets Wednesday afternoon. According to an agency press release,…

Narcs: Vale man arrested a second time for meth

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Davenport JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County narcotics investigators said they arrested a Vale man on meth charges this week for the second time since December. Sheriff’s drug unit deputies charged Carl Ray Davenport, 39, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, around 2 p.m. Tuesday after locating a one-pot lab inside…

Deputies: At-large Ohio woman tried to cash fake check at Denver bank

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for an Ohio woman accused of cashing a fake check at an area bank this week. The suspect tried to pass the more than $500 check around 3 p.m. Tuesday at People’s Bank, located on N.C.…

Deputies: Narcs bust Stanley man for marijuana grow operation

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  Carlton Williams   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A call to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Drug Tip Line resulted in the arrest Tuesday morning of a Stanley man accused of operating an indoor grow operation with hydroponic marijuana, deputies said. Narcotics investigators first responded to a southeastern county apartment…

Sheriff’s Office: Deputy arrested wrong-way driver on N.C. 16

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies locked up a Denver man early Sunday morning for driving the wrong-way down N.C. 16 while under the influence. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Communications Center alerted the law enforcement agency about the driver, stating he was traveling against…

Fire officials: One firefighter injured followed a second blaze at an abandoned mill since June

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton firefighter received head injuries while responding to a Sunday morning fire at an abandoned textile mill, fire officials said. The firefighter was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln for treatment after Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said part of the building’s wall collapsed…

4.4-magnitude earthquake felt in Lincolnton

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, and could be felt as far away as Lincolnton. The quake happened at 10:23 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4, said USGS Geophysicist Dale Grant. It was centered 7 miles west of the town of Edgefield,…