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1 charged, 1 convicted of animal cruelty

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Officers offer tips to pet owners during hot days JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Animal cruelty has been a hot topic lately for two Lincoln County men. Lincolnton resident Joshua Keaton Parrish, 23, of 3156 Our Place, was charged Tuesday with one count of cruelty to animals. Lincoln County Animal Control…

Heart of Champion screenings offered to high school athletes

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One week remains for students from four area high schools to register for free athletic screenings being offered later this month that will include a check for heart-related problems. Taking place July 21 at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, “Heart of a Champion Day” is open to students…

Downtown Lincolnton prepares for mob scene

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer About 55 patrons have responded to The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc.’s (DDA) mob scene scheduled for Saturday. The DDA is hosting a “cash mob” as part of Independents Week – a national program that celebrates locally owned, independent businesses around the country. This weekend…

Council cautious on price tag for sidewalk project

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The installation of sidewalks on and around Newbold Street was discussed by members of the Lincolnton City Council Thursday night. After being presented with a cost estimate by City Manager Jeff Emory, council members agreed that they would need additional price quotes before deciding whether to…

July 4th activities listed

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      Staff Reports   Several activities throughout the area should keep July Fourth celebrations going strong, provided the weather cooperates; temperatures are forecast for the high 90s with scattered storms developing in the afternoon. The seventh annual Maiden Fourth of July Edith Pirkle Parade will take place at…

Man shot after dispute at party

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Police have charged a Lincolnton man with shooting a neighbor in the abdomen during an altercation at a child’s birthday party over the weekend. Det. Sgt. Jason Munday told the Times-News on Monday afternoon that Lance Scott Tuno, 26, of 1496 Tin Lane in…

New drug charges for Iron Station suspect

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   For the second time in three months, an Iron Station man found himself behind bars for alleged drug activity at his residence, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators. Deputies said they seized three guns and eight ounces of marijuana from Robin Gail…

City to consider extension of water deal with county

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   An extension of the current water agreement between the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County will be weighed by members of the City Council during their meeting Thursday night. The contract, which includes an addition stipulating that the agreement be extended on a month-to-month…

Celebrating Independence Day

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Historic home in Vale destroyed by fire

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following a line of weekend storms that terrorized the area, fire officials blamed a lightning strike for a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied residence earlier this week on the county’s western end. According to Lincoln County Deputy Fire Marshal & Deputy Emergency Management…