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Technology could change life for inmates

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County inmates may soon be chatting with friends and family using a computer video system. Catawba County’s jail became the first state detention center to install a video visitation technology, according to a press release from HomeWAV, the company that makes the innovative…

Grappling in Vale

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School Board to act on safety enhancements

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   School Board members are expected to take action on proposed safety modifications at Lincoln County Schools during the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday. The last several meetings, including a recent special called session, have focused heavily on preventing attacks by armed intruders, a concern…

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…