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Deputies: Man forged prescriptions

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Staff report A man accused of passing fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers was charged with a class C felony Tuesday, following a two-month investigation by the Lincolnton Police Department. Tony Franklin Cline, Jr., 38, of 1788 Furnace Road Ext. in Lincolnton, was charged with 17 counts each of trafficking an opiate…

Lawndale man convicted of shooting at vehicle

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Staff report A Cleveland County man was sentenced in Lincoln County Superior Court on Wednesday to 27-42 months in the North Carolina Prison System for shooting at an occupied vehicle. Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of 245 Boyles Road in Lawndale, was sentenced for a Sept. 28, 2013 shooting on Hulls…

Criminal Charges 10-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kevin James Potter, 27, of 3331 Falcon Ridge Road in Maiden was charged Oct. 7 with one count each of harassing phone call and cyberstalking. A $700 secured bond was set. Scottie Dean Smith, 29, of 4000 Reepsville Road in Vale…

Division of Workforce Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, (704) 735-8035, or come to the Lincoln County Career Center/DWS, 529…

Chamber holds Leadership Academy

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Candidate Survey: Clerk of Court

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News, in an effort to inform our readership about the positions its potential elected officials take on different issues, submitted a series of questions to the two candidates for Clerk of Superior Court — Republican incumbent Fred Hatley and Democrat challenger Elaine Harmon. Their responses are…

Petition filed against voting hours

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln County residents filed a petition for judicial review with the Superior Court in Raleigh on Monday regarding the adoption of the county’s one-stop voting plan. Jane Morton, Richard Schou, Joanna Underwood, Neil Underwood and Evan Wise are listed as the petitioners, naming…

Iconic local artwork to be displayed at gallery

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Bud Ramseur’s work, seen on signs across Lincoln County, to be featured at Gallery 27 JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Art and history lovers are in for a special treat on Friday. Retired sign-maker Bud Ramseur, whose work can still be found on buildings, in windows and along the roadsides of…

County man gets 5 years for burglary

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Staff report An Iron Station man was sentenced to 63 months in prison by a U.S. district judge on Monday for burglary and violations of federal firearms laws. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Miquan Limik Smith, 27, of…

Schedule of Values vote delayed again

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After another lengthy discussion Monday night, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners opted to delay voting on the proposed 2015 Schedule of Values. The Schedule is used to determine the methods for property revaluations. The Times-News previously reported that at the commissioners’ Sept. 22 meeting, several county…