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Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter in baby’s death

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Staff report A Dallas woman has been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter after the death of her 6-month-old son. Stephanie Amber Tillman, 30, of 1747 Temple Lane, was charged after an autopsy performed on the child in Winston-Salem on Monday was unable to determine the exact cause of the child’s…

Noise levels measured near proposed extreme sports park

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A Denver businessman is hopeful the results of a sound study quell concerns for the proposed Whitehouse Extreme Sports Park. Brittan Schnell wants to turn the now vacant White House Foods manufacturing facility in Lincolnton into an all-year academy, where students can study while putting in…

Girl Scout awarded top honor

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer A local Girl Scout has won the organization’s top accolade, according to a Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont press release. Carrie Huffstetler, of Lincolnton, earned a Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, “Carrie’s Cover-Up Cause,” which focused on assisting low- and no-income families with…

LFD ‘Volunteer of the Year’ inspired by childhood incident

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The Lincolnton Fire Department’s “Volunteer of the Year” for 2015 was inspired by the bravery and dedication of firefighters who responded to a dangerous situation at his grandmother’s home when he was a teenager. “I was about 14 and there was a gas leak at my…

Deputies investigating armed robbery

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General at 1299 Highway 16 Business South in Denver. Deputies were dispatched to the scene around 8 p.m. Monday after an employee called the Lincoln County Communications Center to report the robbery. Detectives said two…

More details emerge from investigation of baby’s death

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer   The Dallas woman charged with child abuse following the Christmas Eve death of her 6-month-old son and the discovery of two other children allegedly living in filth had her bond reduced by a judge on Monday. Stephanie Amber Tillman’s bond was reduced from $100,000 secured…

LPD searches for missing woman

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UPDATED: Maldonado was located in Catawba County, according to a press release from the Lincolnton Police Department.   Staff report A missing persons report was filed on Sunday with the Lincolnton Police Department. Kayla Lynn Maldonado was last seen on Sunday, Dec. 27 at approximately 7 a.m. leaving work at…

Deputies investigating baby’s death

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Staff report Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the Christmas Eve night death of a 6-month-old boy. Deputies and Lincoln County EMS were dispatched to 1747 Temple Lane in Dallas on Dec. 24 at 11:45 p.m. after the father of the child, Jerry Allen, called 9-1-1 and said that…

Field set for ’16 Lincoln County elections

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The field to fill three county commission seats will be Lincoln County’s largest in eight years, despite the fact that no last-minute candidates entered their names on Monday’s filing deadline. Ten candidates filed in a 21-day window beginning Dec. 1, and eight Republicans will duke it…

Fostering Hope: A family’s journey

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer The role of the host family in the foster care system represents one of great responsibility, understanding and the realization that their contribution is likely a temporary one. Kenney and Barbara Crawford, 55, are what the Department of Social Services refers to as a model family…