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Defense lawyer says she’s in dark on details

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Murder suspect’s attorney: Too early to discuss plea JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A month after a double homicide shocked Lincolnton, the attorney of the man charged with the crime tells the Times-News that she has yet to see one case document. “I don’t even have the first page of a…

Getting a close-up look at local farms

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Tour takes trip to area farms AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A handful of packed vans, and a string of vehicles following closely behind made their way around Lincoln and Catawba counties last week during Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s farm tour. The four-stop route wrapped up Farm City Week — an…

Lincoln among counties in regional economic survey

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Citizens from 17 counties in the Charlotte region, including Lincoln County, are invited to participate in a survey about the local economy. Part of a joint effort between the Centralina Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the survey is seeking input in order…

Two charged in May break-in at ice cream shop

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton man and woman have been charged with robbing a local ice cream and coffee shop earlier this year, police said. Earl Lee Bryson Brooks, 22, and Brittany Denise Pickelsimer, 21, both of 111 Hubbard Street, have been accused of breaking into Morgan’s Dairy Bar…

Police explain secrecy surrounding murder case

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SBI advised investigators to keep details hidden until trial JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While police originally kept tight-lipped about details surrounding this summer’s murder case, involving slain Lincolnton couple Mike and Bonnie Vincent, in order to keep potential witnesses from being “tainted,” investigators say they now are remaining mum on…

Suspect in hold-up arrested

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police placed a Lincolnton man, accused of using a handgun to threaten a man at a city hotel this past spring, behind bars Thursday. Warren Lamont Stowe, 19, of 413 Jennings Street, was jailed for one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon for flashing…

Dining on local bounty in Denver

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Annual event moves east AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Farm City Week rolls on, as another event came to a close Wednesday night at Rock Springs Elementary in Denver. “Dinner in Denver” was a sold-out meal that drew in 85 local residents who had the chance to try catered dining from…

Hydac breaks ground for new plant

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Hydac North America broke ground on its lot in the Airlie Business Park in Denver on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first company to do so. “It takes some courage to be the first,” Tom Anderson, board chair of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, said when opening…

Middle-school teachers prepare for new students and curriculum

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer “There is this misconception that teachers get the summer off, but we’re still working — researching and making sure we’re using effective teaching methods with our classes,” said Stacy McClain, seventh-grade English Language Arts and social studies teacher at Lincolnton Middle School. “We’re definitely still doing…

Duo tied to car battery larcenies detained in Denver

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County deputies arrested a Mecklenburg County man and a Cabarrus County teen this month on accusations they stole more than 100 used vehicle batteries from a Wal-Mart store in the central part of the state, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies served Ulysses Evans, 25, of…