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Hollywood comes to Lincoln County

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      ‘Careful What You Wish For’ films scenes at the LTN offices     MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor     Production vans and films crews have been spotted in Lincoln County recently, and the offices of the Lincoln Times-News were no exception. Cast and crew for the film…

Theft report leads to fraud charges

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A western Lincoln County man is accused of trying to defraud an insurance company by claiming his trailer and motorcycle were stolen in October, the Sheriff’s Office said. Shelby police told local deputies they found the items inside a Cleveland County storage facility on…

NLMS students create anti-bullying video

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Students and teachers at one Lincoln County middle school united earlier this spring to take a stand against bullying. For the second year in a row, North Lincoln Middle School has participated in Rachel’s Challenge, a nationwide effort to spread compassion and end bullying.…

Animal Services seeks foster homes, volunteers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Animal Services is looking to increase the county’s number of foster homes. With only a handful of foster homes at the moment, Lincoln County is low on the totem pole when compared to neighboring counties’ average number of animal foster care facilities,…

Man charged for store robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton store clerk told police a man threatened him and robbed the convenience store he was working in Tuesday before fleeing the property. Miles Robert Williams, 26, of 889 Acre Heights in Lincolnton, has been charged with one felony count of robbery with a dangerous…

Fire department receives state grant

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A recent state grant will allow at least one Lincoln County fire department to replace fire gear that is more than a decade old, fire officials said. The North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of the State Fire Marshal matched $30,000 in funds from South Fork…

Remembering the battle

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Lincoln Co. Public Library invites public input on long-range plan

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Public Library will be hosting an open meeting Tuesday evening to give the public a chance to provide input on how it can best continue meeting the needs of local citizens in the future. As the Times-News previously reported, the system was selected…

Estate Jewelers celebrates 45 years

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Estate Jewelers, located on East Main Street in downtown Lincolnton, is marking its 45th anniversary this year. The store, which began as Old South Antiques in 1968, was originally located on South Academy Street. It was here that owners David and Carol Self first met, when…

Racing legend Trickle dies in apparent suicide

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Both the Lincoln County community and racing world lost a legend to suicide Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said. Richard “Dick” Trickle used a gun to kill himself just after 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, according to an agency press…