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Sounds of Mardi Gras by the lake

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Additional felony charge for suspect accused of sexual attack on young girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An additional sex-related felony charge has been filed against a Lincolnton man accused last month of sexually assaulting a young girl in 2012, police told the Times-News. Lincolnton Police detectives charged Terry Lee Wilson, 44, of 901 E. Pine Street, last week with a…

Window for kindergarten registration set to open

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  LTN Staff Reports   Kindergarten registration for Lincoln County Schools gets under way a week from today, continuing on through March 18. Children who will turn five years old on or before Aug. 31 will need to be registered during this period, with parents required to sign their children…

SWAT team aids in pot bust

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s tactical team assisted narcotics investigators Wednesday night in busting down the door to a Lincolnton residence, arresting one man for marijuana possession, deputies said. Officers issued a search warrant around 9:30 p.m. at 206 Turner Street with SWAT by their…

Police charge owners of closed sweepstakes gaming centers

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police said they served warrants this week on two owners of Internet sweepstakes centers in Lincolnton after undercover investigations last month revealed the businesses were operating illegally. Detectives charged both Victor Odell Boulware, 50, of 14114 Montecastillo Place in Charlotte, on Feb. 7 and…

The high cost of not fixing

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  Humane Society offering February discount for spaying, neutering JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Humane Society volunteer Pam Kuebler says she will never forget the fall day in 2011 when her neighbor’s unneutered Great Dane attacked her face. “Dog owners need to be made accountable for unneutered males,” she told the…

Deputies: Fraud suspects had struck elsewhere

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Following the arrest of three suspects on fraud charges Saturday at a Lincoln County convenience store, deputies have uncovered new details in the incident accusing the trio of carrying out similar criminal behavior at businesses in three other surrounding counties, the Sheriff’s…

Intersection decision splits City Council

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Whether to move forward with preliminary-engineering services for an intersection-improvement project resulted in a split vote by the Lincolnton City Council Thursday night. Planning Director Laura Simmons’ request to engage TGS Engineers to provide such services within 90 days for a cost of $20,000…

Spec building hearing draws strong opinions

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Former county commissioners speak out both for and against building structure to lure industries SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Three former commissioners were among those to speak up about the county’s proposal to build a $1.8 million speculative building during a public hearing Monday night, with the current Board of Commissioners ultimately…

Doing something about crime in Crouse

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Neighbors unite to battle petty theft JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Since 2009, Ted and Crystal Huss have had more than $12,000 in lawn and tool equipment stolen from one of their western Lincoln County residences and have heard about other similar incidents occurring at their neighbors’ homes in recent years.…