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Smoke from Gastonia fire visible in Lincoln County

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Funeral arrangements made for children who perished in Stanley construction site accident

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The body of a Gaston County girl who died in a tragic accident with her cousin in Lincoln County Sunday was laid to rest Thursday, according to church officials with Bethlehem Church in Gastonia. Grieving friends and family gathered at the church’s south campus…

Family awarded $1.5 million after civil trial

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A jury found a Denver company guilty of negligence Wednesday in connection with a 2008 boat explosion that killed a teen boy. The 12-member jury unanimously reached the verdict following an hour of deliberation in a Lincoln County courtroom. Prior to deliberating, attorneys from…

Couple busted for meth lab

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County residents will make a first appearance in court today after deputies escorted them to jail Thursday for running a meth lab at their home, the Sheriff’s Office said. The bust is the second event of its kind in the county in…

Lincolnton hospital goes with EMR

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln “went live” this week with a transition from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), becoming the last of Carolinas HealthCare System’s primary enterprise facilities to undergo the switch. The move is part of a nationwide trend designed to improve both patient…

Lincolnton students to perform ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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Historical conference begins today

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  LTN Staff Reports   The fourth annual genealogical conference, hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society, is set to kick off its festivities tonight in downtown Lincolnton. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., a book presentation and signing for Rodney Steward’s new book, “David Schenck and the…

Details emerge after children die in accident in Stanley

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer All emergency crews and first-responders involved in the more than 12-hour search for two children’s bodies buried more than 20-feet inside a massive trench Sunday evening in Lincoln County will undergo a stress debriefing, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News Tuesday. “It’s offered for…

Five arrested in meth lab bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Five people are accused of running a meth lab this month at a residence north of Lincolnton, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The State Bureau of Investigation assisted narcotics investigators in shutting down the “one-pot” meth lab just before 6 p.m. Friday at…

Civil trial resumes today

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A civil trial that began late last month will resume in Lincoln County Superior Court today after a two-day hiatus. Both sides are expected to give closing arguments in the case. However, a defense attorney may present new evidence, trying to show again why…