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Carolina Trust Bank names new CEO

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Staff report Lincolnton-based Carolina Trust Bank has appointed a new President and CEO to head their company. The bank’s Board of Director’s announced on Dec. 26 they had appointed Jerry L. Ocheltree to begin the position Jan. 1. In a press release, Chairman of the Board of Directors Johnathan Rhyne,…

Man singled out in report as ‘disappointment’ wants explanation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Downtown Development Association is under fire after a controversial staff report left one Lincoln County resident irate. In the association’s Nov. 26th report received by the Times-News, Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth released a staff report outlining the successes, disappointments and upcoming events…

Officers seeking suspects still at-large after county drug roundups

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dozen individuals indicted in Lincoln County drug round-ups over the last three years remain at-large, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Each of the 12 suspects are accused of using, buying or selling prescription pills or controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, narcotics…

Injured, abused dog found in road

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A dog found lying on a county roadway last month with life-threatening injuries is currently on the road to recovery. An individual contacted Lincoln County Animals Services about the dog on Dec. 27, stating the injured animal was lying along Sorrells Baxter Road, on the county’s…

GSA club alleges bullying at WLHS

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer West Lincoln High School faced significantly controversy surrounding the recent formation of a Gay Straight Alliance club this past December. Starting the week of Dec. 9, several students were found bullying club members through derogatory signage across campus, including posters, banners and even homophobic slurs spray…

Waiting on a New Year’s shape-up

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Barefoot skiing competition coming to Lake Norman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For the 35th year in a row, professional water skiers will celebrate the New Year by competing with their bare feet on Lake Norman. The annual “Barefoot New Year’s Day Challenge” will take place today at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford. John Gillette, spokesperson for…

Deputies: Man cracked mother’s safe

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Staff report A Bessemer City man has been charged with burglarizing his mother’s home on Dec. 15. Steven Brian Somerset, 24, 222 Young Road, Bessemer City, was arrested on Dec. 24 and charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen…

Annual county photography contest set to begin

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Ron Santini displays his image of a South Mountain waterfall that won Best in Show in the most recent Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer As the Arts Council of Lincoln County prepares to receive entries this weekend for its annual amateur photography contest,…

Home damaged by kitchen fire

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The American Red Cross is assisting a family whose home suffered significant fire damage following an unexpected kitchen blaze on Saturday, fire officials said. The incident occurred around lunchtime at a home on Little Street, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said. A resident, who was renting…