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Sheriff’s Explorer Post headed for Colorado

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 will be Colorado-bound this weekend for the group’s inaugural trip to the 2012 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference. Explorer Post 700, established in the county in April 2008 for teens 14 and up interested in pursuing a law…

Merger of mental-health groups completed

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A merger more than a year in the making of three local management entities (LMEs) working with mental-health care and related issues became effective July 1 and will now be serving citizens in eight different counties, including Lincoln County. As the Times-News previously reported, Gastonia-based Pathways…

Stroupe uncontested for re-election to Soil & Water

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Filing for the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation Board ended Friday at noon, with only one candidate having filed for a seat. Pamela M. Stroupe of Lincolnton, an incumbent on the board, filed for another term as one of three elected members. Hers is the…

Happy birthday to America

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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…